Posted by: Chuck | November 6, 2013

News break – straight scoop

Airport Police Presence Boosted after Officer Killed 02 Nov 2013 Local police will increase their presence at U.S. airports, as Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport reopened and air traffic returned to normal the day after a gunman killed a Transportation Security Administration officer. Enhanced security at Los Angeles will remain for the foreseeable future, said Patrick Gannon, the airport police chief, who didn’t give details. “We’ll keep it going as long as we think it’s necessary,” Gannon said. “We will continue a very high profile.”

TSA union calls for armed guards at every checkpoint 02 Nov 2013 the union representing airport screeners for the Transportation Security Administration says Friday’s fatal shooting of an agent at Los Angeles International Airport highlights the need for armed security officers at every airport checkpoint. TSA officials said Saturday that they don’t anticipate a change in the agency security posture at the moment, but “passengers may see an increased presence of local law enforcement officers throughout the country.”

FBI: 23-year-old L.A. man, with ‘anti-government’ leanings, is suspect in airport shooting 01 Nov 2013 A man armed with what police say was an assault rifle and carrying materials expressing anti-government sentiment opened fire Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, killing one person before being chased down himself, authorities said. Eyewitnesses said the suspect asked people, “Hey, are you TSA?” — The acronym for the Transportation Security Administration — according to a federal law enforcement official. If they said “no,” he would move on. In the aftermath of the shooting, investigators found information on the suspect expressing not just anti-federal government sentiment but also anger at the TSA specifically, according to the federal law enforcement official.

Heads up!Fort Hood, Texas: 13th Sustainment Command to conduct series of ‘active shooter’ drills –The exact dates and times of the exercises are purposefully not disclosed at this time. The event is not open to the media. 01 Nov 2013 the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will conduct a series of “active shooter” force protection exercises in their unit footprint in the vicinity of Support Avenue and 62nd and 67th Streets here at various times between Nov. 4-9, during regular military working hours (6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The purpose of the exercise is to test members of the unit on what they have learned during past training sessions on how to react in case of an active shooter incident.

EU lawmakers condemn US spying on citizens, leaders 31 Oct 2013 Members of the European Parliament have condemned the United States for widespread spying on European citizens and leaders. The nine-member European Union (EU) delegation met with US officials on Wednesday to seek a response to allegations of the US National Security Agency (NSA)’s massive cyber espionage activities against EU citizens and governments, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The European officials met in the White House with senior US government and intelligence officials, including Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama’s homeland security and counter terrorism adviser.

How a war game brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster 02 Nov 2013 Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the cold war. Cabinet memos and briefing papers released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that a major war games exercise, Operation Able Art, conducted in November 1983 by the US and its NATO allies was so realistic it made the Russians believe that a nuclear strike on its territory was a real possibility. When intelligence filtered back to the Tory government on the Russians’ reaction to the exercise, the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, ordered her officials to lobby the Americans to make sure that such a mistake could never happen again.

Earthquake risk at Hanford underestimated 02 Nov 2013 A new analysis by an anti-nuclear organization says earthquake risks were seriously underestimated when Washington state’s only commercial nuclear power plant was built almost 30 years ago on the Hanford nuclear reservation. Seismic studies since then have uncovered more faults, extended the length of previously known faults and challenged the assumption that large quakes are not likely in the area, says the report from the Washington and Oregon chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Geologists now believe one fault passes a scant 2.3 miles from the 1,170-megawatt plant called the Columbia Generating Station.

North Korea ‘making progress’ on ballistic missile that could strike US

Hong Kong threatens sanctions on Philippines over 2010 hostage tragedy

Homeland security

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Hanford Nuclear Waste Leak Update

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