On Thursday at Orlando International Airport, the security agency took News 96.5 WDBO behind the scenes to learn about the advanced technology that is used to screen 58,000 travelers a day. TSA uses over 20 layers of security to screen passengers for threats before they even board the plane. Among the technology featured are the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units, liquid bottle scanners, explosive trace detection machines and the checked baggage system. The screening process begins with a checkpoint where an ultraviolet scanner will flag people with fake IDs. Then, passengers move on to the advanced imaging technology machine to determine if a passenger has an object on their person that could possibly be used in a threatening manner. A liquid bottle scanner is used at airport checkpoints to differentiate liquid explosives and the chemicals used to make explosives from common liquids. There's also the explosive trace detector, which is a machine that looks for chemicals on a person's hands or belongings. Before your baggage makes it to the plane, it is scanned and screened for threats. If something unusual is flagged in a piece of luggage, it gets searched by a TSA agent before being passed on to an airline. Highly trained K-9 dogs are the final layer of security. The K-9 dogs are trained to detect explosives and can sniff out an explosive odor on passengers in a crowd.
A hotel bar in Canada is putting its foot down after its severed human toe was stolen. The Downtown Hotel in Yukon serves the infamous “Sourtoe Cocktail,” which is a shot of whiskey with a human toe floating inside. Those who drink the shot are supposed to let the toe touch their lips, but aren’t allowed to take it as a souvenir, according to the CBC. >> Read more trending news But on Saturday, a Quebec man boasting about wanting to steal the toe apparently did just that, according to the hotel. “We are furious,” Terry Lee, the bar’s “Toe Captain,” said in a news release. “Toes are very hard to come by.” Lee said, while the bar does have backup toes, “we really need this one back.” The hotel filed a police report and even believe they know who the thief is and so do the police. Now it’s just a matter of getting the toe returned. The news release said that 'unless the toe is returned safe,' the hotel plans to pursue charges and a $2,500 fine against the thief. Read more here.
A grand jury Thursday indicted a 34-year-old Georgia woman on charges of manslaughter in connection with the smothering death of a 2-month-old. >> Read more trending news Keanna Keys of Stockbridge had methamphetamine and Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, in her system when she fell asleep on a couch with her friend’s baby, Henry County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Megan Matteucci said. On March 30, police responded to a call about an unresponsive baby at Keys’ home in Stockbridge, Georgia, Matteucci said. The spokeswoman said 2-year-old Madelyn Roberts was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Keys is charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of methamphetamine and possession of alprazolam. According to the sheriff’s office, Keys had previously been arrested in Henry County in 2011 and 2012.
After President Donald Trump first hinted that he might have recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey, he admitted Thursday on Twitter that he had no such tapes. >> Read more trending news “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea ... whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” he wrote. The news was first reported by Bloomberg News.
A homeless man was beaten to death on a Denver street last week when he came to the defense of two teenagers who were being attacked by another man, authorities said. KDVR in Denver reported that the teens were attacked around 4 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived, they found the victims, one of whom had serious facial injuries. The alleged attacker, Dejuan Stamps, was found about a block away, where officers said he was beating a man who was lying in the middle of the street. The news station reported that officers were able to subdue Stamps, but the beaten man, identified as 62-year-old James Farmer Jr., died at the scene from blunt force injuries. >> Read more trending news Farmer’s family told KDVR that he moved to Denver from Seattle for a job. He was staying in at the St. Francis Center homeless shelter to save money in order to move back home and be with his fiancée. Officials at the shelter described Farmer as a good man. “People who know what’s right, do what’s right,” one official told the news station. “And he was one of those people who did it. He stepped up to help. And unfortunately, it cost him his life.” Stamps is being held on charges of assault and first-degree murder.
When the polls opened on Election Day 2015, most political experts were giving Republican Matt Bevin little chance to win the race for Governor in Kentucky. Recent polls had shown Democrat Jack Conway ahead, and it seemed he had the edge over the Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite.
But instead of losing by 3-5 points, Bevin won by over 8 – a very comfortable win for someone who was behind in the polls.
In other words, it was another night in which the polls didn’t accurately reflect what happened at the ballot box.
polling is just abysmal and yet it drives so, so much of our political coverage — and determines presidential debate participants!
I try to stay away from numbers and look at trends – but even the idea of looking at trends wouldn’t have helped in Kentucky, as recent polls didn’t show any rush to Bevin.
As for Democrats, they laid the blame for their loss in Kentucky not on the polls – but on Donald Trump.
But it wasn’t Trump who dominated the airwaves in the final days of the campaign, but rather a GOP ad that tied President Obama to Democratic candidate Jack Conway.
It won’t surprise many if there are other ads just like that over the next few weeks in Louisiana, where Sen. David Vitter (R) is in a runoff for Governor of the Bayou State.
The future of the Obama health law in Kentucky
Maybe the most dramatic impact related to Matt Bevin’s win in the Bluegrass State is what it might bring for thousands of people who have gained coverage under the Obama health law.
Bevin has made no bones about his opposition to the President’s signature legislative achievement, and has vowed to reverse it as soon as possible.
“We’re one of only a few states that actually has a state-run exchange; we don’t need it,” Bevin said in that video, ready to shift people instead to the healthcare.gov website.
One thing that makes it easier for Bevin to act on the health law is that outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear (D) used executive actions to implement changes related to the Obama health law – not laws approved by the state legislature.
That means Bevin can overturn those moves almost immediately upon taking office.
It may be more difficult for Bevin to roll back the Medicaid expansion backed by Gov. Beshear and Democrats, which has given health coverage to some 400,000 people from Kentucky.
But starting on December 8 when Bevin is the new Governor, there may be some major changes on the way.
And Democrats are clearly worried:
All Bevin has to do is zap Medicaid expansion and scream that the state was never going to able to afford it because Obama.
If Democrats thought that adding thousands to the health insurance rolls would then result in voters sticking with them, that just wasn’t the case, as Kentucky voters overwhelmingly switched from voting for a Democrat to a Republican.
Conway won 14 counties in 2015; outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear only lost 28 of the 120 counties in Kentucky in 2011.