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House votes to forbid military aid to Libyan rebels

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to forbid the Pentagon from providing military equipment, training, advice or support to Libya’s rebels. By a 225-201 margin, lawmakers debating an annual Pentagon spending bill adopted an amendment restricting Washington’s ability to help fighters looking to overthrow longtime Libyan strongman…

Florida Libertarian Party calls on sheriffs to arrest TSA officers

On July 4, the Florida Libertarian Party sent an email to the sheriffs of all 67 counties in the state demanding they arrest Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers for violating the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Section 12 of the Florida Constitution. “Every single day, TSA employees conduct…

Yemen arrests head of Shiite opposition party

Yemeni authorities arrested the head of a Shiite opposition party, Hassan Zaid, at Sanaa airport on Tuesday as he was headed for the Saudi city of Jeddah, his son said. “My father was detained,” Mohammed Hassan Zaid told AFP. “He was travelling to Jeddah when he was detained and not allowed to leave.”…

‘Anonymous’ hacks Apple, publishes data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Internet vigilante hacker group Anonymous claimed to have broken into an Apple Inc server and published a small number of usernames and passwords for one of the U.S. technology company’s websites. Anonymous said on Sunday via its account on microblogging site Twitter that Apple could…

Texas Republicans fail to vote on anti-TSA bill

Just as it looked likely to pass, the Texas Legislature failed this week to take a vote on a bill that would criminalize Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents if they touch the genitals of passengers during security pat-downs. The bill’s original configuration was enough to draw a warning from one…

Home of suspected LulzSec member raided

WASHINGTON — US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried out a raid on the home of an Ohio man suspected of being a member of the Lulz Security hacker group, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. An FBI spokesman confirmed to AFP that FBI agents had searched a home in…

TSA dismissed concerns about increased cancer diagnoses from body scanners

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that the Transportation Security Administration dismissed concerns from its employees about the radiation emitted by body imaging machines at airport security checkpoints. In an email sent to a TSA official in May 2010, the leader of a Boston-based TSA union…

France defends arms airlift to Libya rebels

NEW YORK/MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – France said it did not break a U.N. arms embargo by airlifting weapons to Libya’s rebels because the arms were needed to defend civilians under threat. France on Wednesday became the first NATO country to openly acknowledge arming rebels seeking to topple Muammar Gaddafi, who…

TSA denies telling elderly woman to remove adult diaper

The Transportation Security Administration has denied claims that its security officers at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport told a wheelchair-bound 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper during a pat down search. “While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers…

TSA asked 95-year-old woman to remove adult diaper

UPDATE: TSA denies telling elderly woman to remove adult diaper A woman has filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security over how her elderly mother was detained and searched by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend. News Herald reported that Jean Weber…

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