Midnight In The Desert — terror

Is That Airport Security Scanner Really Safe?

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Is That Airport Security Scanner Really Safe?

The holiday season is upon us, and with millions of Americans expected to be traveling over the next few weeks there will be many more airport body scans than usual done by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Gone are the days of metal detectors and baggage screening alone as the means for airport security: The TSA introduced advanced imaging technology (AIT), better known as full-body scanners, as a primary screening modality in 2009. The widespread use of this technology across the U.S. ramped up after a passenger flying to Detroit successfully smuggled explosives in his underwear onto a U.S.-bound...

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Hotel Guest Next Door To Las Vegas Shooter Saw 'Multiple Gunmen' [VIDEO]

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Hotel Guest Next Door To Las Vegas Shooter Saw 'Multiple Gunmen' [VIDEO]

An Australian man who was staying in the room next to the shooter in the Mandalay Bay has confirmed he witnessed multiple gunmen involved in the Las Vegas attack. “There were multiple people dead and multiple shooters. I was just hiding waiting for police to come get us. I got outside safely and was hiding in bushes,” Brian Hodge told Australia’s Courier-Mail. Mr. Hodge, who was staying in room 32134, next door to Stephen Paddock in room 32135, also provided important information when he revealed that a security guard was killed by police. “My floor is a crime scene. They...

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Wild turkeys from hell are terrorizing this town

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Wild turkeys from hell are terrorizing this town

Residents across a Connecticut town say they were a bunch of sitting ducks — thanks to a flock of aggressive wild turkeys that has been on the attack. The foul fowl have attacked joggers and mailmen in the Stamford neighborhoods of Turn of River and Newfield – and some residents are fearful to leave their homes, the Stamford Advocate reported. “I have been getting several complaints, mostly from older people afraid to leave their houses, and a few joggers who have been chased,” said City Rep. Steven Kolenberg. “But my biggest concern is for Newfield Elementary School, which is in...

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Police warn terrifying craze of clowns jumping out of bushes to scare passers-by has spread to UK after sweeping America

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Police warn terrifying craze of clowns jumping out of bushes to scare passers-by has spread to UK after sweeping America

British schoolchildren are being terrorised by cruel pranksters who are dressing up as clowns and jumping out from behind bushes as part of a bizarre craze that started in the US. Police are trying to identify those responsible for the menacing stunts - thought to be inspired by the incidents in America - and have warned against copycats after children across Newcastle were left "incredibly distressed". Northumbria Police said they have received six separate reports since Friday, leaving parents and teachers very concerned. No one had been attacked in those incidents, but there have been further reports of clowns chasing...

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Nuclear terrorism fears loom over Obama's final atomic summit

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Nuclear terrorism fears loom over Obama's final atomic summit

Just as fears of nuclear terrorism are rising, U.S. President Barack Obama's drive to lock down vulnerable atomic materials worldwide seems to have lost momentum and could slow further. With less than 10 months left in office to follow through on one of his signature foreign policy initiatives, Obama will convene leaders from more than 50 countries in Washington this week for his fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit, a high-level diplomatic process that started and will end on his watch. A boycott by Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently unwilling to join in a U.S.-dominated gathering at a time of...

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