Sunday, 09 December, 2018

US to seek more security on international flights

Department of Homeland Security  MGN Department of Homeland Security MGN
Laurie Berry | 29 June, 2017, 09:11

Under the previous policy, US -bound passengers traveling from 10 airports in the Middle East had to store large electronic devices, including tablets and cameras, in their checked luggage, as the Trump administration sought to address terrorist threats.

DHS officials also said one visible enhancement could be the expansion of CBP's Preclerance program, which is now in place at airports in six countries: Abu Dhabi, Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

US airline stocks were higher on Wednesday, with United Airlines up 1.4 percent and Delta Air Lines Inc and American Airlines Group each up 2.3 percent.

According to airline sources, passengers' in-flight experience should not be affected by these changes. The aviation source added the industry is expecting several things, including requiring better vetting of airline employees, better interviewing of passengers before boarding aircraft, increased use of K9 dogs and explosive trace detection equipment.

If they don't, they could face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes. Britain quickly followed suit with a similar set of restrictions.

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly teased the new procedures during a speech on Wednesday, stressing that the forthcoming measures would be "both seen and unseen, and they will be phased in over time". None of the airlines immediately commented.

Dade school grades come back with milestone: no F schools
Lake County schools improved from a "C" school district last year to a "B" school district this year. One school grade opponent took to Twitter on Wednesday to decry the state's school grade system.

It will apply to an average of 325,000 passengers a day flying to the US from 280 airports in 105 countries, according to the agency.

The government had considered expanding the laptop ban to include some European airports, though in recent public comments Kelly had suggested the government was looking at alternatives.

Kelly said he believes most airlines will adhere to the measures. Later that month, in an appearance on "Fox News Sunday", Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested he might go even further extending the ban to all worldwide flights in and out of the U.S.

"Today is just the starting point", Mr. Kelly said as he announced the plans at the Center for a New American Security. Immediately following the USA announcement, the United Kingdom government imposed its own ban, which affected both foreign and domestic carriers.

He said new computer tomography or "CT" scanners being tested in Boston and Phoenix could help address long-term screening issues.

The ban on laptops in the cabin is based on the belief that a bomb in the cargo hold would need to be bigger than one in the cabin, and capable of remote detonation.

Recommended

Sanders Refuses To Say Whether His Wife is Under FBI Investigation Sanders Refuses To Say Whether His Wife is Under FBI Investigation I don't think it'll be a distraction", Sanders said, according to The Washington Post . "That's what this is about", Sanders said. Since Bernie is the boogeyman for a whole lot of people, one has to agree. "That's about it.

Trump insists he's engaged with health care bill Trump insists he's engaged with health care bill Fashioning a compromise that satisfies both the party's conservatives and moderates is just extremely hard . This is very definitely not how USA senators like to be viewed, but Trump is too stupid to understand this.

Petya Ransomware hits India's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operations suspended Petya Ransomware hits India's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operations suspended The group's statement read, "We are responding to the situation to contain and limit the impact and uphold operations". The Ministry said the JNPT was taking steps to ensure minimum disturbance to trade, transporters and local citizens.

Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), a formal plaintiff in the case, welcomed the decision as "a game-changer". A spokesperson said: "When you shop online, you want to find the products you're looking for quickly and easily".

Beyonce and Jay Z blessed with twins Beyonce and Jay Z blessed with twins Since then, rumours have been swirling over the sex of her twins and the couple have, of course, been keeping us on our toes. Beyonce's father has apparently confirmed that the U.S. singer has welcomed her twins .

Utah wildfire torches nearly 6 more square miles Utah wildfire torches nearly 6 more square miles Fire crews' primary goal Tuesday was to protect the communities of Pine Flat, Poland Junction and Mayer from the advancing fire. Smoke from the Goodwin Fire is also impacting several communities in northern and central Arizona including the Flagstaff area.

Nintendo's SNES Classic won't be immediately sold out like NES Classic Nintendo's SNES Classic won't be immediately sold out like NES Classic Nintendo has announced the release of a throwback console that will have fans on the edge of their seats. This photo provided by Nintendo Co. shows a "Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom" video game console.

Wisconsin wants 'Making a Murderer' inmate to stay in jail Wisconsin wants 'Making a Murderer' inmate to stay in jail The state Department of Justice's filing argues Brendan Dassey should remain in prison because his case is far from settled. On Thursday, June 22nd the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by a judge to overturn Dassey's conviction.

SF calls for 'energy' in drive to reach Stormont deal SF calls for 'energy' in drive to reach Stormont deal Sinn Féin wants the act to focus exclusively on the rights of Irish speakers and putting Gaelic on a par in law with English. In a snap Stormont election, the Sinn Fein vote surged but parties failed to restore devolution in the six-week timeframe.

US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy The event will feature special guests such as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg , U.S. Landrieu will speak Monday and is set expected to launch the mayors' agenda for the future.

Cyber attack stops shipper Maersk taking new orders, causes cargo delays Cyber attack stops shipper Maersk taking new orders, causes cargo delays India's shipping ministry said meanwhile a terminal run by Maersk at the Mumbai port, the largest in India, was also affected. Moller Maersk said it had IT systems down across multiple sites and select business units.

Trump pushes 'energy week' and goal of exporting resources Trump pushes 'energy week' and goal of exporting resources To ensure reliability, Perry suggested, it is important that coal remains a significant part of the energy mix. Perry laid out the steps it will take to dominate on the world stage.

Hit by bus, then goes to bar Hit by bus, then goes to bar Long-running Channel 5 show Caught on Camera is just one in a whole genre of shows dedicated to sharing CCTV footage wider. RT contacted the Purple Turtle Bar, who uploaded the footage to their YouTube account on Tuesday before taking it down.

ACE announces National Portfolio arts organisations for 2018-22 ACE announces National Portfolio arts organisations for 2018-22 Jane Beardsworth, the Arts Council's North director said that they were delighted to support the cultural sector in Cumbria. The national portfolio will have 831 arts organisations with £409 million being invested per year.

Federal Bureau of Investigation assisting in search for missing RDU employee Federal Bureau of Investigation  assisting in search for missing RDU employee Friends believe she was running to her auto in the employee lot to get something on her break, and something happened to her. They don't know if the charge just posted a day late, but they said that location would be out of Cope's way to get gas.