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  • Jerry Brown: ‘LAX Must Be Moved Due to Rising Seas From Global Warming’

    05/17/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    IJreview ^ | 5/16/2014 | Michael Hausam
    California Governor Jerry Brown released his state budget earlier this week and had some strong warnings about future cost impacts due to the effects of global warming. According to some scientists, over the next couple of hundred years, sea levels could rise up to four feet and that will affect the airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the nuclear plant in San Onofre.
  • Russian Strategic Bombers On West Coast: Did They Take Down LAX Traffic Control Systems?

    05/08/2014 5:42:52 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 58 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | 5/6/14 | Mac Slavo
    With the situation in the Ukraine escalating and the US continuing to call for sanctions against RussiaÂ’s financial and political elite, Vladimir Putin is now not only mobilizing tens of thousands of troops on his Western front, but sending intercontinental strategic bombers across the Pacific Ocean. According to the US military, itÂ’s the first time since the cold war that RussiaÂ’s incursions have come this close to America. WhatÂ’s even more alarming is that Russia is making it clear that any attack on the Motherland would likely lead to widespread bombardment of western interests. Nuclear capable Russian bombers have been...
  • Police Raid LAX in Passenger Theft Case

    03/26/2014 10:00:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    Police on Wednesday night served 25 search warrants at LAX in connection with the theft of passenger property by airport workers, officials said. Workers are accused of stealing luggage and other items in terminals and on the tarmac, authorities said. Police from both the LAPD and airport officers converged for the raids at the airport and locations across south Los Angeles County. LAX Assistant Police Chief Michael Hyams would not name the contractor involved. Most of the action at the airport took place at Terminal 4 and the Tom Bradley International terminal. Other locations included Inglewood and Paramount.
  • Delta flight evacuates at Oakland Airport due to smoke

    02/27/2014 6:07:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | 2/26/14
    Wednesday night at the Oakland International Airport, a flight had to make an emergency evacuation at the gate after it safely landed because of smoke in the plane. The video was shot by Linton Johnson, a passenger onboard the Delta connection Flight 4454, which was operated by SkyWest. Johnson said on his Facebook page that the plane's cabin filled with smoke and that the flight attendants yelled at passengers to exit the plane. The video shows a chaotic scene. The Oakland Fire Department told ABC7 News they responded to the gate for a red alert.
  • The Ugly End of the Duke Lacrosse Story

    11/29/2013 4:43:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    On Nov. 22, with the national media focused on the 50th anniversary of former President John F. Kennedy's death, few noticed the story of a jury in North Carolina convicting Crystal Mangum of murder in the 2011 kitchen stabbing death of her boyfriend Reginald Daye. Why should that fact fixate the national media? On its own, it shouldn't. But in 2006 and 2007, Mangum's false charges of rape against three Duke University lacrosse players caused a national tsunami of media sensation, an angry wave of prejudiced coverage presuming the guilt of rich white college boys when being accused by an...
  • LAX shooting: TSA officer Hernandez bled for 33 minutes at scene -report

    11/16/2013 9:39:09 AM PST · by FBD · 112 replies
    Associated press via NBC news ^ | 11/15/13 |  Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press
    - An airport security officer lay helplessly bleeding after a gunman opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport as paramedics waited 150 yards away because police had not declared the terminal safe to enter, according to two law enforcement officials.It would be 33 minutes before Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was about 20 feet from an exit, would be wheeled out by police to an ambulance, said the officials, who were briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because the probe was still ongoing into the Nov. 1 shooting.For all but five of those minutes,...
  • TSA Memorial Thread

    11/12/2013 10:20:32 AM PST · by al baby · 12 replies
    Local TV | Today | Self
    Im watching this dog and pony show for that fallen TSA agents its just ridiculaus Prayers up for the family
  • CA:AP Pushes Gun "Panic" at LAX

    11/10/2013 5:05:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    When criminals with a long history of burglary are caught in the act, the AP is very careful to call them "alleged" burglars.  When a gun owner is spotted by a hoplophobe and denounced to the local authorities, the "alleged" adjective is nowhere to be seen. "Man pulls out unloaded gun, causes panic at LAX" In spite of ambiguity in the police report: Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said the man either took out the gun or a gun carrying case around 9 p.m. Friday.the headline leaves no doubt about the illegitimacy of the act of being a gun owner. ...
  • It’s official: Anti-gun groups oppose law-abiding gun ownership

    11/05/2013 1:43:52 PM PST · by sdnet · 11 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-11-05 | Steve Adcock
    It has been long argued by freedom-loving Americans that anti-gun groups from around the nation actively strive for civilian disarmament that disproportionately effects the law-abiding, and a recent statement from the Moms Demand Action group provides evidence that this argument is pretty accurate. On November 1st, Moms Demand Action (the gift that keeps on giving the whole year) posted an official statement about the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Of course, the statement calls on Congress to enact more laws to supposedly “fix” the problem of gun crime and implement a full ban on so-called “assault weapons” for civilians,...
  • Suspected LAX Gunman Reportedly Left Telling Note

    11/02/2013 4:53:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    AP) ^ | November 2, 2013 2:48 PM
    “Black, white, yellow, brown, I don’t discriminate,” the note read, according to a paraphrase by a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. The suspect’s screed also mentioned “fiat currency” and “NWO,” possible references to the New World Order, a conspiracy theory that foresees a totalitarian one-world government. By all accounts, Ciancia was reserved and solitary. Former classmates barely remember him and even a recent roommate could say little about the young man who moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles less than two...
  • LAX suspect shot TSA officer, walked away, then returned to shoot him again {Not an AR-15]

    11/02/2013 4:57:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 7:49 PM EDT, Sat November 2, 2013 | Greg Botelho and Dan Simon, CNN
    According to Birotte, the suspect walked up to a TSA checkpoint in Terminal 3, pulled a ".223-caliber MNP-15 assault rifle out of his bag and filed multiple rounds at point-blank range" at Hernandez
  • Was the attack on the TSA at LAX a false flag to justify ARMING the agents? [Vanity]

    11/02/2013 3:02:43 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 65 replies
    November 2, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    It's all in the title, but worth considering that the attack on the TSA and the supposed 'note written by the shooter' stating he wanted to "Kill the TSA" is all a false flag for the purpose of starting a movement to arm the TSA agents. The King is always looking to grow his 'Civilian National Security Force' and the TSA is well over 50,000 strong. We know probably over half of them couldn't even qualify to carry a firearm due to their shady pasts, but don't be surprised if calls to arm the TSA get stronger over the next...
  • TSA agents were to save themselves during mass shootings, passengers shocked

    11/02/2013 11:29:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 126 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 11/2/13 | examiner.com
    In that report, Jones found that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint screeners are receiving training to prepare them for the possibility of a mass shooting at one of the agency’s airport checkpoints, and those TSA personnel are being instructed to “save themselves” should a shooting occur. One TSA worker told Jones, “Every day when I arrive for work, I look for an escape route in case someone opens fire. We have been told to save ourselves.”
  • LAX Gunman Identified After Airport Shooting Spree

    11/01/2013 7:49:49 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    A.B.C ^ | Nov 1 2013 | COLLEEN CURRY
    A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport today, killed a TSA agent, and penetrated deep into the terminal before he was captured by police. The shooter, initially identified as Paul Ciancia, pulled an assault rifle from a bag and blasted his way past airport screeners, said Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief Patrick Gannon.
  • Flashback: TSA was training for checkpoint shooting 9 months ago

    11/02/2013 6:36:54 AM PDT · by FreedomOfThePressIsNotFree · 16 replies
    Washington Times Communities ^ | January 26, 2013 | Alan Jones
    WASHINGTON, January 26, 2013 ― Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint screeners are receiving training to prepare them for the possibility of a mass shooting at one of the agency’s airport checkpoints, and those TSA personnel are being instructed to “save themselves” should a shooting occur. It is unclear whether the TSA is conducting the reported mass shooting scenario training at airports around the nation or only at the airport where our source, a veteran of the TSA, is assigned. The TSA source claims with obvious concern that his own life, along with the lives of other unarmed TSA personnel, would...
  • Chaos follows LAX shooting - Anti-government sentiment may be motive for attack

    11/02/2013 1:39:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2013 | Scott Gold, Joel Rubin and Kate Mather
    [LA Times title and SUBTITLE on paper's website front page: Chaos follows LAX shooting - Anti-government sentiment may be motive for attack __________________________________________________ A composed, solitary gunman shot his way into Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, killing a transit security screener and injuring at least one more before being wounded by police and taken into custody. The incident was over in less than 10 minutes but caused chaos at the world's sixth-busiest airport and disrupted thousands of flights across the nation. The suspected gunman was identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, a New Jersey native who lives in...
  • Did TSA know LAX attack coming? Agents trained for shooting at checkpoint, taught to 'save

    11/01/2013 3:41:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/1/13 | Drew Zahn
    Back in January, an oddly prescient investigative report revealed that should a shooting occur at one of the nation’s airports – such as happened in Los Angeles Friday – Transportation Security Administration screeners were being trained to first “save themselves.” Writing in the Washington Times, Alan Jones reported a veteran TSA agent disclosed he had recently undergone agency training during which TSA personnel were confronted with a checkpoint shooting. The training reportedly changed the agent’s workday habits. “Every day when I arrive for work, I look for an escape route in case someone opens fire,” said the TSA worker. “We...
  • TSA Agent Fatally Shot, Others Wounded In Shooting At LAX[More Details]

    11/01/2013 3:02:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 1, 2013 2:12 PM | John Miller
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, police said. CBS News’ John Miller said the gunman, who was outfitted in camouflage, entered Terminal 3 at 9:20 a.m. and opened fire. Preliminary information suggests he was targeting TSA employees, according to Miller. The suspect pulled an assault rifle — possibly an AR-15 — out of his bag, started shooting and proceeded to the TSA screening area, where he was able to gain access to the airport itself, according to Chief Patrick Gannon of Los...
  • LAX shooting: TSA employee shot at Terminal 3

    11/01/2013 9:56:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov.1,2013
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A TSA employee has been shot at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3. The victim's condition is unknown at this time. It's unclear if a suspect is in custody.
  • Report: Shooting at LAX [pic]; Updated

    11/01/2013 9:52:58 AM PDT · by reegs · 587 replies
    http://twitchy.com/2013/11/01/report-shooting-at-lax/
  • Man Caught with Bomb-Making Materials Trying to Board LAX-Bound Flight

    10/29/2013 6:23:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Marina del Rey Patch ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Craign Clough
    Antony Piazza is stopped at Pierre Trudeau Airport during security screening early Sunday morning. Piazza was stopped at Pierre Trudeau Airport during security screening early Sunday morning when bomb components -- but no actual explosives -- were found in his carry-on luggage, and his duplex in the Montreal suburb of La Salle was searched, according to media reports from Montreal. Antony Piazza, who changed his name from Houshang Nazemi in 1986, ... A native of Tehran, Iran, Piazza moved to Canada in 1979. In 1985, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to CBC News...
  • Second arrest over US airport dry ice bomb 'pranks'

    10/19/2013 3:51:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    (excerpt) Ground services supervisor Miguel Angel Iniguez, 41, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a destructive device near an aircraft, Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Sally Madera said. (excerpt) ...police said he set off the devices as a prank rather than anything more sinister.
  • 2nd LA airport worker in custody for dry ice bombs

    10/18/2013 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2013 10:02 PM EDT | Tami Abodllah
    Police have arrested a second airport employee for an alleged role in setting off ice bombs at the Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angele police say 41-year-old Miguel Angel Iniguez of Inglewood was arrested Friday while working at the airport. Iniguez was a supervisor for Servisair and responsible for 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett who was arrested Tuesday night. …
  • #BREAKING: Police arrest airport employee in connection with dry ice explosions at LAX.

    10/15/2013 10:00:32 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 33 replies
    ABC news via twitter ^ | 10/16/13 | Abc news
    #BREAKING: Police arrest airport employee in connection with dry ice explosions at LAX. @ABC News -Headline only. Still developing.
  • 'Dry ice bombs' planted at Los Angeles airport

    10/15/2013 9:35:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-15-2013
    Dry ice bombs have exploded for two successive nights in restricted areas at Los Angeles international airport, the world's sixth busiest. Two other devices that were found on Monday night before they detonated appeared to have been placed outside the main terminal buildings in an area near planes, according to television news footage. Detectives in America are investigating how the bombs, which consisted of water containers packed with dry ice, were planted in locations where access is barred to the public.
  • Police Search For Dry Ice Bomb Suspect After 3 More Devices Found At LAX

    10/15/2013 6:49:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | 10/15/13 | CBSLA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Tuesday continued their efforts to find the suspect wanted for planting dry ice bombs around Los Angeles International Airport. One dry ice bomb exploded and two plastic bottles containing the dangerous material were found around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Tom Bradley International Terminal in a restricted area, Los Angeles Police Department Det. Gus Villanueva said. No one was injured, and no flights were delayed. Airport police and a bomb squad cleared the items around 9:45 p.m On Sunday, a dry ice device exploded inside an employee bathroom at LAX’s Terminal 2. No injuries were...
  • Big Ten adds lacrosse, Johns Hopkins men

    06/03/2013 10:31:00 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Big Ten Network ^ | 6-2-13 | n/a
    The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports and that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Big Ten competition in both sports will feature Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, with Johns Hopkins participating in men’s lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women’s lacrosse. Big Ten rules allow for a conference championship when six institutions sponsor a program in any given sport. [ BigTen.org: Big Ten announces lacrosse as official sport, addition...
  • Controller furloughs hit LAX with 3-hour delays

    04/22/2013 1:29:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 22, 2013, 4:03 AM | (CBS/AP)
    Some passengers headed to Los Angeles International Airport were met with long delays on the first day of staffing cuts for air traffic controllers resulting from government spending reductions. The Federal Aviation administration said on its website late Sunday that a “traffic management program” was causing delays averaging more than three hours for flights arriving at LAX, reports CBS L.A. station KCBS-TV. The agency did not say how many flights were affected. …
  • Union protests at Los Angeles airport, threatening to disrupt holiday travel (Union thugs)

    11/21/2012 3:16:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    LOS ANGELES – A labor dispute at America’s third busiest airport is promising to turn what is already a bad travel day into a nightmare. One of the nation’s biggest unions plans to effectively block two entrances into Los Angles International airport, a protest police fear will turn the streets outside into a parking lot at a time when tens of thousands of cars are pouring into the airport. The Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, claims a company that employs 450 sky caps, cabin cleaners and security workers at LAX illegally broke a contract and is in violation of...
  • LAX Union Workers To Strike On Thanksgiving Eve

    11/17/2012 3:33:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 127 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/17/12 | Tony Lee
    As many as 1000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) workers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are considering going on strike on Thanksgiving eve in what is the busiest travel day of the year. Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, said the protest would be in response to an LAX contractor that failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance.
  • Thousands Of LAX Workers Set For Walkout On Thanksgiving Eve

    11/16/2012 1:08:34 PM PST · by null and void · 10 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | November 16, 2012 8:34 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Employees at Los Angeles International Airport were considering plans on Friday to walk off the job ahead on what is traditionally the busiest traveling day of the year. A coalition of Southland labor and community leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their contract with the airport earlier this year. Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that AVSG over 400 LAX workers without affordable family health care when it failed to comply with the city’s Living...
  • October 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean

    10/31/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Various ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Various
    On October 31st 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 struck the ocean with the loss of all on board. The end of the NTSB's final summary reads thusly "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the EgyptAir flight 990 accident is the airplane's departure from normal cruise flight and subsequent impact with the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the relief first officer's flight control inputs. The reason for the relief first officer's actions was not determined."
  • Possible Motive of EgyptAir Suicide Pilot Revealed

    03/15/2002 10:39:47 PM PST · by glorygirl · 16 replies · 246+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/02 | Matthew Wald
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — A former EgyptAir pilot told American investigators two years ago that the co-pilot of EgyptAir 990 crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean to take revenge on a company executive who had just demoted him and was riding as a passenger, a person involved in the investigation said today. American aviation investigators say they do not know whether the explanation given by the pilot, which was first reported today in The Los Angeles Times, is true. Since the crash of the Boeing 767, Egyptian officials have argued that there was no evidence that the co-pilot, Gamil...
  • Flight 23 - The 5th plane to be seized on 9/11, and the terrorists who got away

    09/11/2012 6:50:56 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 67 replies
    NewsWorks ^ | 05.16.2011 | Jan C. Ting
    Have you heard about the airliner which was ordered back to the gate on 9/11 when the terrorist attacks began, only to have four young Arab passengers jump off the plane, after which box cutters and Al Qaeda documents were found in their abandoned bags?
  • LNG tanker stowaways may have terror tie

    04/29/2004 4:41:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/29/04 | Jon Chesto
    The government for the first time yesterday said illegal immigrants on Algerian-flagged LNG tankers in Boston ``may have had indirect associations'' with the so-called millennium plot to blow up the Los Angeles airport.
  • French Claim Prisoner is Full of bin Laden Info

    02/15/2005 7:31:07 PM PST · by Calpernia · 39 replies · 1,165+ views
    AFP via Yahoo, Singapore ^ | Monday February 11, 12:39 AM | NY Transfer News Collective
    Algerian radical spills beans on bin Laden "terror network" An Algerian Islamic radical arrested in France has proved a goldmine for investigators probing Osama bin Laden's militant network in Europe in the wake of the September 11 attacks, magistrates told AFP. French investigators now believe that after key testimonies from a handful of well placed members of bin Laden's al-Qaeda network the exiled Saudi extremist's secret organisation in Europe is unravelling fast. Since his arrest in Paris last Monday 27-year-old Yacine Aknouche has revealed his links with several al-Qaeda suspects including "shoe-bomber" Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged "20th...
  • Alleged terrorist missing after being deported

    03/04/2003 2:30:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Canada Press ^ | March 4, 2003 | BRIAN DALY
    MONTREAL (CP) - The family of accused terrorist collaborator Mourad Ikhlef said Monday they fear for his life after he went missing following his deportation to Algeria. Ikhlef, who was flown to Algiers from Montreal on Friday, had claimed he might be killed if he were sent back to his North African homeland. An official with the federal Immigration Department, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed Ikhlef's deportation on Monday, adding the department didn't know his whereabouts. "I don't know what the situation is," said the official. "I'm not even going to speculate why he hasn't shown." Ikhlef's brother,...
  • Ressam gets 22 years for millennium bomb plot

    12/03/2008 3:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 3, 2008 | Mike Carter
    Ahmed Ressam was resentenced this morning to 22 years in federal prison for conspiring to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport despite telling a judge that he recanted everything he has told the federal government about terrorist activities. Federal prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge John Coughenour to send Ressam to prison for life — a sentence Ressam said he would accept now that he had cleared his conscience about his cooperation, which ended in 2003. Prosecutors pointed out that Ressam's defiance has cost two high-profile terrorism prosecutions so far, and that Ressam has actively tried to help the cases...
  • O'Reilly Guest Falsely Claimed President Clinton Prevented Millennium Attacks On U.S.

    02/09/2006 8:27:11 PM PST · by infoguy · 3 replies · 262+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9 February 2006 | Dave Pierre
    Nancy Soderberg, a former Ambassador to the United Nations and Foreign Policy Advisor under the Clinton administration, repeated the often-heard myth that President Clinton prevented Millennium attacks on the United States. Soderberg made the debunked claim as a guest on tonight's episode of The O'Reilly Factor (Thursday, February 9, 2006).Soderberg's claim would refer to the arrest of terrorist Ahmed Ressam at the U.S-Canada border on December 14, 1999. It was later learned that Ressam planned to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on or around New Year's Day 2000. Clinton defenders have often falsely cited this incident as evidence that...
  • Prosecutors to appeal Ressam sentence

    08/27/2005 12:42:26 AM PDT · by Don W · 12 replies · 376+ views
    KONP radio's website ^ | August 26, 2005 | KONP radio's website
    Prosecutors to appeal Ressam sentence August 26th, 2005 - 12:29pm (Seattle) -- Federal prosecutors say they will appeal the 22-year prison sentence of Ahmed Ressam, the Algerian national arrested in Port Angeles in 1999 and convicted of plotting to bomb LAX. The sentence handed down last month was significantly lower than the 35 years prosecutors had recommended, but could have been shorter still had Ressam agreed to testify against two of his alleged co-conspirators. In a statement today announcing his plans to appeal, U.S. Attorney John McKay says the standard sentencing range for the crimes Ressam committed is 65 years...
  • Immigration powers used to hold al-Qaeda kingpin in jail

    10/20/2006 1:16:03 AM PDT · by Mrs Ivan · 1 replies · 380+ views
    The Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | Sean O’Neill
    BRITAIN has resorted to detaining as an illegal immigrant a man regarded as one of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous terrorists. Abu Doha, whose various aliases include “The Doctor”, has been in Belmarsh highsecurity jail for almost six years facing extradition to the United States on charges of running a jihad training camp in Afghanistan and plotting to blow up Los Angeles airport. But the US has been forced to drop the case against him after an informer refused to give evidence. A British judge described the extremist network created by Abu Doha as “one of the most significant groups of terrorists...
  • -- LAX TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 -- (Labor Union Demonstration)

    04/30/2012 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies
    Los Angeles World Airports ^ | April 30, 2012 | LA World Airport
    (Los Angeles, California – April 30, 2012) Passengers, visitors and workers traveling to/from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, are advised to expect vehicular traffic congestion and possible delays due to a temporary closure of westbound and eastbound Century Boulevard (airport ingress and egress) between Airport Boulevard and the LAX Central Terminal Area. Outbound passengers are advised to add 45 minutes to their drive time to LAX to ensure they catch their departing flights. The temporary closure of the two blocks in both directions of Century Boulevard will be in...
  • TSA staff at LAX undergoing transgender training

    08/04/2011 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2011
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Transportation Security Administration managers at Los Angeles International Airport are undergoing mandatory sensitivity training after a transgender employee alleged she was ordered to dress like a man, pat down male passengers and use the men's restroom. Ashley Yang, 29, who spent two years as a security checkpoint screener at LAX, was fired last summer after co-workers observed her using the women's room, according to a copy of her termination letter obtained by The Associated Press. She contested the firing, resulting in a settlement that mandated the training.
  • Grand Jury indicts suspected LAX stowaway

    07/09/2011 10:31:02 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | July 8, 2011 | Staff
    A federal grand jury Friday indicted a man suspected of stowing away on a flight from New York to Los Angeles and attempting to use false information to enter a secure airport area in Los Angeles to board another plane, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, faces two federal charges that could send him to prison for a up to 15 years. Noibi, who remains in federal custody in Los Angeles, is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on July 18 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Noibi is charged with stowing away on a...
  • Alleged airline stowaway denied bail after judge says he may be risk to flee

    07/01/2011 4:10:43 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 28 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 1, 2011 | Richard Winton
    A federal magistrate judge Friday denied bail to a 24-year-old year man accused of being a stowaway after he slipped through multiple layers of airport security and hopped a flight from New York to Los Angeles. Judge Michael Wilner said Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi appeared to be a flight risk after a prosecutor said he believed Noibi would return to Nigeria. The magistrate judge said he was also concerned about the defendant's identity and where he actually lived. Noibi faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the offense. Authorities say Noibi used an expired boarding pass that did...
  • Nigerian Stowaway Arrested at LAX

    06/30/2011 1:49:35 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies
    MyFoxLA ^ | June 30, 2011 | Gina Silva
    Los Angeles - A Nigerian man who flew from New York City to Los Angeles International Airport using an expired boarding pass that belonged to someone else was in custody today after being arrested as a stowaway aboard an aircraft, authorities said. Olajide Noibi was arrested Wednesday morning, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Noibi boarded Virgin American Flight 415 at JFK International Airport bound for LAX on Friday, Eimiller said. After the plane took off, flight attendants noticed there was an extra passenger, and when they examined Noibi's boarding pass they noticed that it was from the previous day and...
  • WikiLeaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away

    02/01/2011 1:39:59 PM PST · by MissesBush · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/10/11 | Steven Swinford, Robert Winnett and Nick Allen
    Secret documents reveal that the three Qatari men conducted surveillance on the targets, provided “support” to the plotters and had tickets for a flight to Washington on the eve of the atrocities. The suspected terrorists flew from London to New York on a British Airways flight three weeks before the attacks. They allegedly carried out surveillance at the World Trade Centre, the White House and in Virginia, the US state where the Pentagon and CIA headquarters are located. Ten days later they flew to Los Angeles, where they stationed themselves in a hotel near the airport which the FBI has...
  • 'Baywatch' Beauty Feels Overexposed After TSA Scan

    12/06/2010 7:17:08 AM PST · by DFG · 59 replies
    AOL ^ | 12/06/10 | David Moye
    A former "Baywatch" beauty is feeling overexposed after going through what she says was a humiliating body scan by Transportation Security Administration agents at Los Angeles International Airport. Donna D'Errico, who was the Playboy Playmate in September 1995, says she got a few leers along with the scan and isn't happy about it. D'Errico, 42, says the encounter occurred at LAX while trying to catch a flight to Pittsburgh with her son, Rhyan, 17.
  • Body Found In Restroom At Los Angeles Airport

    09/15/2010 1:08:00 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    AP via WTAE.com ^ | September 15, 2010 | THOMAS WATKINS
    LOS ANGELES -- Officials say a body has been found in a men's restroom at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez says a cleaner made the discovery around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in a restroom in Terminal 3.
  • Mangum in custody, accused of violating release agreement Duke University Accuser in the news AGAIN!

    08/26/2010 11:56:58 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 14 replies
    Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | August 26, 2010 | Jesse James DeConto
    DURHAM -- Crystal Gail Mangum is in police custody under $150,000 bond after court officials accused her of violating a condition of a previous pre-trial release agreement. An arrest warrant issued Wednesday charges Mangum with not complying with visitation hours detailed in her release agreement. Mani Dexter, the attorney representing her, is consulting with the district attorney's office with hopes of scheduling a hearing later today. Mangum, the discredited accuser in the Duke lacrosse case, was in court in July, on the day Duke University demolished the house where the 2006 lacrosse team held its infamous party, asking to be...