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On Monday, the TSA’s acting administrator, Melvin Carraway reassigned to a different job in the Department of Homeland Security. Acting Deputy Director Mark Hatfield will lead the agency until a new administrator is appointed. On top of reassigning the head of TSA Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson directed the agency to revise airport security procedures, […]

Despite persistent wind and rain, both American and South African researchers held a memorial service for those slaves who lost their lives when the Portugese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank while heading to Brazil in 1794. On Tuesday, presentations about the Sao Jose were held in front of researchers and journalists at […]

A large air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a Manhattan office building broke loose Sunday and according to officials as a result fell 28 stories and landed in the middle of Madison Avenue, injuring 10 people. Out of the victims, two were construction workers, while the others were pedestrians and […]

Sunday was a big day for a certain 92 year old cancer survivor.  After completing Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina became the oldest woman to finish a marathon. This was her 16th Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and according to […]

Women who are interested in having an abortion would have to wait three times as long and now doctors performing the procedure would in certain cases have to relinquish images of the fetus to the Department of Health and Human Services, under a bill the state Senate approved on Thursday (31-15). The bill increases the […]

A California officer’s body cam video shows what the ACLU is calling a wrongful arrest as well as the use of excessive force since the victim who was eight months pregnant, was shown being wrestled to the ground. The arrest was initiated after the police were informed that the victim, who is an African American, […]

A glitch has been discovered in Apple’s software can cause iPhones to suddenly crash after they receive a specific text message.  According to several tech blogs the text contains a certain string of characters, including some Arabic characters. When an iPhone isn’t being used it will usually show a shortened version of any text message […]

The North Carolina unemployment rate has risen to 5.5 percent in April from its previous standing at 5.4 percent in March.  According to the state Commerce Department, this is the first time in 11 months that the state’s unemployment rate was higher than the national average. The national average unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent.  […]

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are the latest big food companies saying they’re getting rid of the artificial colors and flavors in their food.  According to Liz Mathews, Taco Bell’s food innovation officer an example an example of the changes that are going to be made are instead of using “black pepper flavor” Taco Bell […]

  School board members from Wake County are considering adding “sexual orientation” to the district’s discrimination policy.  Sexual orientation is already included in the district’s bullying and harassment policies. The current policy prohibits discrimination based on a variety of factors, including race, religion and disability. Most of Wake schools policies have already been altered to […]