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April 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Buddhist villagers in southern Thailand, outraged over the inadequate security in the area, confronted the army chief with the charred body of a woman killed by Muslim insurgents. The demonstration was the latest sign of fraying tempers among Buddhists in the deep south, the only place dominated by Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Thailand. A Muslim insurgency in the south has claimed more than 2,000 lives in the last three years.
January 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Israel unveiled a security system designed to keep suicide bombers off buses. The key element of the system is a simple turnstile that the driver can lock if anyone arouses suspicion while boarding. A more sophisticated version includes electronic sensors to detect explosives up to 3 feet away, setting off an alarm near the driver. A bomber could still detonate explosives outside the bus, but fewer casualties would probably result.
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.
February 25, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, described security preparations for the Summer Games as "unprecedented" Tuesday, adding remarks intended to offer assurance that the Athens Games will be safe. "Everything that is humanly possible has been done," he said. "It is not an easy task to organize an Olympic Games," Rogge added in a speech opening a meeting of the Assn.
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.
November 5, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier wants to study the possibility of using a private company rather than the marshal's office to install and operate an airport-style security system for the Central Courthouse in Santa Ana. The Board of Supervisors will take up her request at its meeting today. Court officials have long pushed for the security system, which they said is needed to detect weapons brought into the courthouse.
September 12, 2001
Please federalize the airport inspection process. It is likely that the New York World Trade Center destruction and Pentagon attacks by hijacked aircraft could not have occurred if stringent inspection by professionally trained federal officers had taken place. In most countries of the world inspections are done by the government. The inspectors are well trained, follow stringent procedures and have the ability to use deadly force to protect citizens. S.D. Roe San Marino Tuesday's events sicken me, but even more, they make me so angry.
June 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The presidents of China, Russia and four Central Asian nations met in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to bolster a security alliance and open an anti-terrorism center. The one-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization marked what Russian President Vladimir V. Putin said was the start of the group's work to become a vital international institution. Chinese President Hu Jintao offered $900 million in credit to alliance countries, which include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
October 15, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Coast Guard, the Navy and the Harbor Police will work together to tighten security and improve monitoring of maritime activity on San Diego Bay. The $3-million Joint Harbor Operations Center is slated to begin round-the-clock monitoring in January out of Coast Guard headquarters, where a response to everything from illegal fishing to terrorist threats would be coordinated.
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