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One issue that has become a focus for security officials is how to make sure that lithium batteries used in laptops aren't turned into bombs that can be detonated mid-air even if stored in luggage holds. Storing laptops in the cargo hold raises another risk: lithium ion battery fires that could create an explosion and bring down an airplane. The DHS already confirmed that it was considering expanding restrictions on laptops and similar electronic devices in aircraft cabins, to include ...
  • The US unveils new sanctions for an old enemy

    The US unveils new sanctions for an old enemy

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    According to the LA Times , this strategy is a follow-on from the Obama administration's policy of sticking by the nuclear agreement whilst punishing the Iranian Regime for its ballistic missile programme and its support for terrorism. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said: "We are taking action to curtail this behaviour". One of the Iranian defence officials was involved in explosives sales to Syria.
  • Former FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee

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    The day after he was sacked, officials say Comey had just requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's interference in the election, and whether there was any collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and the foreign power, which fueled concerns that Trump may have been trying to undermine an investigation that could threaten his presidency.
  • Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

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    Conversations monitored by USA intelligence document the Kremlin's bragging about their relationship with Flynn and his utility as a tool to influence the White House. The many controversies surrounding Flynn raise further questions about why Trump was so determined to bring him into his Cabinet and overlook his considerable baggage, which included including a falling-out with the Defense Intelligence Agency and his lobbying work for a Dutch firm linked to Turkey's government throughout the ...
  • Attorney General opens investigation into hair, makeup policy at MA charter school

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    Nadeau, chief of the office's civil rights division, wrote in a letter to the school's interim director. In an earlier statement, a Mystic Valley spokesperson claimed that the objective of the ban was to, "promote equity by focusing on what unites our students and reducing visible gaps between those of different means", and that hair extensions, "tend to be very expensive".
  • Korea fires ballistic missile in latest test, Seoul says

    Korea fires ballistic missile in latest test, Seoul says

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    Pacific Command said it tracked the missile from its launch site near Pukchang until it landed in the Sea of Japan". The launch comes a week after North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile named the Hwasong-12, which according to experts, was Pyongyang's longest-range missile till date.
  • Oprah extols life of 'inner truth' at Skidmore graduation

    Oprah extols life of 'inner truth' at Skidmore graduation

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    The author, actress and former talk show host spoke Saturday in Saratoga, in upstate NY. Oprah Winfrey says graduates at Skidmore College should follow their "inner truth". Winfrey and the student, whom she refers to as one of her "daughter girls" but did not identify, toast to the student's success. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Survation poll finds UK Conservatives' lead narrows after policy launch

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    He did concede that immigration "will probably be lower" after Brexit. Appearing on Sky News he said engaging with republicans was necessary to help bring about peace in Northern Ireland. "The message is getting through". "The whole discussion and the whole debate is unravelling from the Tory point of view, because people are saying 'Hang on, why are so many young people in such stress?" "Although the Tory (Conservative) lead is shrinking, the slow rate of change means that it will be ...
  • United Kingdom polls latest as May's Conservatives take on Labour

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    Paddy Singh will continue to be listed as Ukip candidate on the ballot paper for North Wiltshire in the June 8 election, but the party is withdrawing its endorsement of him. The maths, like the media, really are against Labour . The ORB poll for the Sunday Telegraph put Conservatives on 46%, Labour on 34% and Liberal Democrats on 7% following interviews with 2,040 voters on May 17 and 18.
  • Ivanka Trump says Saudi progress on women 'encouraging'

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    Trump said, speaking in an ornate, multi-chandeliered room. In his speech in Riyadh , he will instead urge Muslim leaders to confront "the crisis of Islamist extremism". Obama called for understanding and acknowledged some of America's missteps in the region. He said the United States can not act alone. "In every country, including the United States, women and girls face challenges", Ivanka Trump said at the event, The Washington Post reported .