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Flyers May Soon Be Able To Keep Shoes On

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Air travelers may be able to keep their shoes on while passing through security in the future, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday. “We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we screen,” Napolitano told Politico. “I think one of the first things you will […]

Omaha Nuclear Plant Downgraded

OMAHA, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A nuclear power plant in Omaha, Neb., is considered one of the worst performing reactors in the country, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday. The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station was given the equivalent of a letter grade “D” because of safety concerns, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The NRC said […]

Man Admits Deserting Navy For 26 Years

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Norfolk, Va., man was discovered, during an investigation for an unrelated charge of fraud this year, to have deserted the U.S. Navy for 26 years. James Everett, 68, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for illegally drawing Veterans Affairs benefits under his brother’s name. He turned himself […]

Bail Set At $1M In Case Of 11-year-old Mom

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Sept. 6 (UPI) — Bail was set at $1 million Tuesday for a Detroit-area man who allegedly fathered a child with his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter. Trevaun Brooks, 28, could receive a life sentence if found guilty of first-degree criminal conduct with someone under the age of 13, the Detroit Free Press reported. […]

Embezzler Pleads No Contest To Another One

SANFORD, Fla., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Florida woman who was already on probation for embezzling from a previous employer was given a new term of probation Tuesday for a new embezzlement. Karen Elizabeth Craig, 41, of Lake Mary, who pleaded no contest, was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to repay $85,000 to […]

4 Injured In N.Y. Metal Plant Blast

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 6 (UPI) — Four employees of a Buffalo, N.Y., metal-working plant suffered minor injuries in an explosion Tuesday morning, company officials said. Jack Alonge, human resources director for Luvata Buffalo Inc., said the explosion occurred about 6:30 a.m. in a furnace isolated from the rest of the factory, WKBW-TV reported. He said […]

Panetta Visits 9/11 Memorial, Museum

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta toured the National September 11 Memorial and Museum site in New York just days before the 10th anniversary of the terror attack. “This Sunday, the nation marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States,” Panetta said […]

Congressman Warns Of Libyan Weapons

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The United States should keep Libyan weapons like anti-aircraft missiles out of the hands of “bad actors,” U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Tuesday. Allen, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, told Politico the Obama administration should move quickly, sending a team to Libya to round up and secure shoulder-fired […]

U.S. Working To Resume Mideast Peace Talks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — U.S. envoys are meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in hopes of avoiding the Palestinians’ planned statehood bid at the United Nations, officials said. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he plans to pursue U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state and such a move doesn’t contradict the Middle East peace […]

Judge Denies Appeal In Grieving Mom Case

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A New Jersey judge has denied an appeal from a woman who was ordered by her boss to stop talking about the death of her teenage daughter. The case goes back to 2007 when Cecelia Ingraham of Hillsborough, N.J., sued for emotional distress after her boss in the marketing […]

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