Thursday September 20, 2018

Archive for July, 2013

TSA employee misconduct up 26% in 3 years

Their job is to keep air travelers safe in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks, but a new government report says misconduct by Transportation Security Administration workers has increased more than 26% in the last three years. Some of the most serious violations include: Employees sleeping on the job, letting family and friends go without being screened, leaving work without permission and stealing.  More…

Florida deputies shoot man they mistook for car thief in his own driveway

Roy Middleton, 60, said that he first thought someone was joking when they yelled at him to, "Get your hands where I can see them." He said that as he was turning around to face deputies with his hands raised, they opened fire. "It was like a firing squad. Bullets were flying everywhere," he said.  More…

Weiner defiant as polls show him fading in New York mayor’s race

Anthony Weiner remained defiant Monday in the face of a new poll showing that his hopes to become mayor of New York City appear to be fading quickly as the latest round of sexting scandals have taken hold among voters. The former congressman — just two years removed from his resignation from congress — vowed to "keep moving forward."  More…

San Diego mayor wants taxpayers to foot legal bills

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is asking the city to pay his legal fees stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former aide.  More…

Robber steals $53 million worth of jewels in Cannes

An armed robber held up a jewelry exhibition in the French resort city of Cannes on Sunday, stealing jewels worth $53 million, a Nice police official told CNN on the condition of anonymity.  More…

3rd woman accuses San Diego mayor of sexual harassment

A nonprofit group founder became the third person to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment, telling CNN Wednesday that he tried to kiss her at least four times during a business meeting at a restaurant when he was a congressman.  More…

Professor accused of poisoning wife with cyanide to face extradition

A University of Pittsburgh research professor faces an extradition hearing in West Virginia on Monday as authorities seek his return to Pennsylvania where he’s accused of killing his wife with a lethal dose of cyanide.  More…

Robber tell man, ‘This is for Trayvon Martin’

A weekend robbery in a racially diverse neighborhood of Washington may have been a hate crime, police said. "This is for Trayvon Martin," one of the three black men told a white man as they approached him early Saturday, according to Washington Police.  More…

Man armed with bat and knife attempts to rob a gun store

As the saying goes, don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Or, in this case, don’t try to hold up a gun store with a baseball bat and a knife. The suspect soon found himself on the ground, taking orders from the store manager of an Oregon gun shop, who held the man at gunpoint until the police came.  More…

George Zimmerman juror: He ‘got away with murder’

A juror in the George Zimmerman trial says she feels the man who killed Trayvon Martin "got away with murder." "You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty," she said. "But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence," juror B29 told ABC News.  More…

Poor Lighting, Incompetence Led to Shooting of Innocent Man

Police officers from Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming bad lighting rather than their own incompetence for wrongly killing 72-year-old Jerry Waller after police were dispatched to 409 Havenwood Lane, but they went to 404 Havenwood Lane instead. The police claim to be investigating the shooting, but the two officers that were involved have already returned to active duty.  More…

Police officer resigns, had nude pictures on her computer

Daytona Beach Sergeant Penny Dane resigned earlier this month after an investigation found she had naked pictures of herself on her department-issued computer. The police chief says there were also pictures showing her partially clothed – in her uniform.  More…

NSA says it can’t search its own emails

The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. But ask the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a seemingly simple search of its own employees’ email? The agency says it doesn’t have the technology.  More…

Family rescued by George Zimmerman cancels news conference, fears ‘blowback’ over Trayvon Martin case

A couple George Zimmerman helped rescue after their SUV flipped over on a Florida highway canceled a news conference Wednesday, citing the possibility of ‘blowback’ against them. Mark and Dana Gerstle had planned to talk about the assistance they received from Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted of charges in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.  More…

Anthony Weiner caught in another sexting scandal

Anthony Weiner resisted calls to withdraw from the New York City mayoral race Tuesday after finding himself caught in another sexting scandal similar to the one that ended his congressional career two years ago. Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages and acknowledged the activity took place as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from congress.  More…