Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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A man carrying a loaded gun passed through the security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport without incident this past Sunday, apparently because the gun wasn't floating in a shampoo bottle or hidden in a shoe. He then remembered he was carrying it and brought it back to the TSA authorities, who promptly charged him with "possessing or transporting a firearm into an air carrier terminal where prohibited, a misdemeanor, and released him."
The screener who didn't notice the gun has been removed from security duty while the TSA investigates, and they insist this was an isolated incident:
We know this is not a systemic problem in that our testing indicates TSOs [Transportation Security Officers] have a very high success rate at finding firearms. Given the high degree of reliability that our TSOs can find even carefully concealed firearms, we are evaluating every aspect of this incident.the consumerist
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Child's death shuts H-1 from Kapiolani
Police are investigating reports that a man threw a 2 1/2-year-old boy off a pedestrian walkway in the area. The pedestrian overpass is also closed.
A suspect has been taken into custody. Witnesses at the scene of the arrest, on Prospect Street, said the suspect appeared to be in his 20s, and was wearing medical scrubs, with the pants cut off as shorts.
Police have shut the freeway at Kapiolani Boulevard.
Additional details were not immediately available.
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pray for this family...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
It is thought the pair did not know their relationship when they married
A court annulled the British couple's union after they discovered their true relationship, Lord Alton said.
The peer - who heard of the case from a judge who was involved - said the twins felt an "inevitable attraction".
He said the case showed how important it was for children to be able to find out about their biological parents.
Details of the identities of the twins involved have been kept secret, but Lord Alton said the pair did not realise they were related until after their marriage.
'Truth will out'
The crossbench peer, a former Liberal Democrat MP, raised the couple's case during a House of Lords debate on the Human Fertility and Embryology Bill in December.
"They were never told that they were twins," he told the Lords.
"They met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of the marriage that they entered into and all the issues of their separation."
He told the BBC News website that their story raises the wider issue of the importance of strengthening the rights of children to know the identities of their biological parents.
Adults Affected by Adoption
"If you start trying to conceal someone's identity, sooner or later the truth will out," he said.
"And if you don't know you are biologically related to someone, you may become attracted to them and tragedies like this may occur."
Pam Hodgkins, chief executive officer of the charity Adults Affected by Adoption (NORCAP) said there had been previous cases of separated siblings being attracted to each other.
"We have a resistance, a very strong incest taboo where we are aware that someone is a biological relative," she said.
"But when we are unaware of that relationship, we are naturally drawn to people who are quite similar to ourselves.
I know, he's sexy, huh?