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2008-07-22 15:00:48

U.S. transportation authorities want to fine the city of Chicago $10,000 for allegedly handcuffing and detaining federal undercover inspectors, sources say. Inspectors from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration were conducting an undercover assessment of security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when they were seized and handcuffed by unarmed officers working for the city's aviation department, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. The newspaper said the officers...

2008-06-20 12:00:28

By Savannah Morning News, Ga. Jun. 19--INDIANAPOLIS -- Nine bulky luggage scanners worth $1 million each wait silently beneath the new terminal, poised to check for explosives at a combined rate of 3,600 bags an hour. Concrete bollards guard the main doors. Blast-resistant glass fills the front windows of the $1.1 billion terminal at Indianapolis International Airport, which will open this fall. New and renovated airports have poured millions of dollars into safety upgrades...

2006-07-11 11:53:31

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has received more than 1,000 documents of feedback on the new rules for workers entering domestic ports, which include fingerprinting and conducting background checks, a TSA spokeswoman said on Tuesday. In late April, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program, which included name-based background checks on nearly 400,000 port...

2006-05-18 14:05:39

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will soon use more behavioral profiling at American airports to detect suspicious activity, a top official said on Thursday. TSA Director Kip Hawley said the agency would expand a pilot program that has trained officers to observe passengers' behavior currently at about a dozen airports. He said it will be expanded after the summer travel rush. "We are looking at expanding ... as another layer...

2005-10-17 16:35:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Private and charter planes will be allowed to resume flights to and from Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport on Tuesday for the first time since the September 11, 2001 attacks, a government spokesman said. The Virginia airport is located in the shadow of the Pentagon and within close proximity of the White House, the Capitol and other landmarks. Security for private planes will be heavy, and will include a requirement for an armed, government-approved...

2005-08-18 17:57:25

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Alaskans and one former state resident sued the U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Thursday in an effort to find out what information the agency collected about them as part of its troubled airline passenger screening program. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, two travel agents and two public school administrators argued that the TSA broke the law when it secretly assembled profiles of air...

2005-08-18 14:06:25

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Alaskans and one former state resident sued the U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Thursday in an effort to find out what information the agency collected about them as part of its troubled airline passenger screening program. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, two travel agents and two public school administrators argued that the TSA broke the law when it secretly assembled profiles of air...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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