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December 26, 2003
Re "Security at LAX Highest Since 9/11," Dec. 24: How is more security created by giving only limos and taxis, but not private cars, curbside access? Peter Heiman Malibu
December 29, 2009 | By Alana Semuels
Security and intelligence lapses allowed a suspected terrorist to board a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day, President Obama said from Hawaii today, interrupting his vacation to speak about the failed bombing attempt. "A systemic failure has occurred, and I consider that totally unacceptable," Obama said. The president said he learned in the last 24 hours that information about the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had been passed to "a component of our U.S. intelligence community" weeks ago, but that the information was not effectively distributed and the Nigerian man was not added to a "no-fly" list.
December 5, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
No amount of hope or change can set President Obama up with an iPhone. The leader of the free world said he is not allowed to use the popular Apple device due to security reasons, according to Reuters. Obama revealed the limitation of his job at a meeting with youths on Wednesday to promote his healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act. PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' But it's not all bad for the president. Obama said he may not be allowed to use an iPhone, but he does get to use the iPad as his tablet.
January 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
The U.S. has offered military assets to bolster security at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The announcement comes just after it was learned that American warships and transport planes will be at the ready to evacuate U.S. athletes and officials in case of a terrorist attack. "Air and naval assets, to include two Navy ships in the Black Sea, will be available if requested,” press secretary Rear Adm. John F. Kirby said in a statement. He added that "there is no such requirement at this time.
April 18, 2003
Re "City Gives Staples Center New Terms for Repaying Subsidies," April 12: The L.A. City Council does not feel it needs security from Philip Anschutz and Ed Roski for their $70-million debt. The council is probably right. They probably won't default. I probably won't default on my home loan either. But the bank still insists on security for my loan. Where public funds are concerned, the need for security should be even greater. Howard L. Ekerling Studio City
December 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tom Brady is a real nice guy. Maybe a little too nice. His kind spirit ended up costing a couple of part-time security guards at Reliant Stadium in Houston their jobs. Joel Williams told KHOU-TV that he was about to clock out following the Texans' 34-31 loss to New England on Sunday when he ran into the Patriots' star quarterback. “I said, 'Hey Tom Brady, good job, good game man.' He looked at me and smiled,” Williams said. “He was very polite, very nice guy, humble.
January 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Russia stepped up security in major cities, deploying thousands of extra police a day after officials warned of a possible terrorist threat against public transportation. In Moscow, officials ordered cellphone service shut off in the subway system. The measure appeared to be an effort to avert the possibility of explosives being detonated by the phones.
August 23, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Prince Harry may be off the hook for his Las Vegas nude photo romp, but a head or two is going to roll in the palace. Figuratively, of course. While the third-in-line for the throne has always been the more free-spirited child of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, his security detail is reportedly catching heat for the pictures of Harry in the buff. His "minders were asleep at the wheel, enjoying the party more than protecting the Prince from himself," reports TMZ, citing a source that adds the royal family is "furious" over the scandal.   LIVE CHAT TODAY AT 11 A.M. Several Sin City VIP coordinators were quizzed about why such an avoidable situation wasn't, well, avoided, and the answer was a lacking sense of professionalism.
April 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of a top security chief Saturday and ordered hundreds of senior security officers to retire in a bid to reform his forces and halt violence, an official said. Abbas, who took office Jan. 15 after the death last year of longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, has been under pressure from Israel and Washington to impose law and order in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
August 27, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Southern African leaders ended a regional summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a new mutual security pact that will permit member states to intervene in internal conflicts in other states to prevent them from destabilizing other countries. Officials of the 14-member Southern African Development Community said they hoped the pact would prevent civil wars in the region.
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