Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say
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Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say

LONDON (AP) — British and U.S. officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been brought down by a bomb, and Britain said it was suspending flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula as a precaution. Intercepted communications played a role in the tentative conclusion … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Airport baggage handlers accused of stealing from passengers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Three former baggage handlers at Norfolk International Airport have been arrested on charges they stole cash, weapons and other valuables from passengers’ bags. Virginia media outlets report that indictments unsealed Wednesday reveal that 25-year-old Charles Arthur Perry Jr., 27-year-old Gregory Paul Wingard Jr. and 24-year-old Donte Chandler have been charged in … Continue reading

Homeland to revise airport screening; TSA head reassigned 
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Homeland to revise airport screening; TSA head reassigned 

 WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed the agency to revise airport security procedures, retrain officers and retest screening equipment in airports across the country. The TSA’s acting administrator, Melvin Carraway, is being reassigned to a different job in the Department of … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Virginia Beach woman cited for bringing gun to airport

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach woman has been cited for bringing a loaded handgun to Norfolk International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that a TSA officer staffing the checkpoint’s X-ray machine detected a .38-caliber handgun in the woman’s purse on Tuesday. The gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one … Continue reading