Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
The Transportation Security Administration is removing the last of a set of body scanners lawmakers said were too revealing from all U.S. airports.
The body scanners, made by OSI Systems' Rapiscan division, were thought to reveal too much when passengers were scanned at airport security checkpoints.
Charlotte Douglas had its removed last year.
"TSA has strict requirements that all vendors must meet for security effectiveness and efficiency. Due to its inability to deploy non-imaging Automated Target Recognition (ATR) software by the Congressionally-mandated June 2013 deadline, TSA has terminated part of its contract with Rapiscan. By June 2013 travelers will only see machines which have ATR that allow for faster throughput. This means faster lanes for the traveler and enhanced security. As always, use of this technology is optional."
The Rapiscan scanners were also heavily criticized by several groups for being too revealing and exposing passengers to an unhealthy level of radiation.
Rapiscan informed the TSA that it would not be able to meet a June 2013 deadline for a new software program that would correct the problems.
The 174 Rapiscan body scanners remaining at airports across the U.S. will be phased out over the next several months.
The TSA is replacing the scanners with new one's made by L-3 Communications, which only show generic passenger images, according to the TSA.
PreCheck passengers will still only be required to go through a metal detector.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:40:11 GMT
(CNN) – Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate. The employees have to take furlough days thanks to the forced spending cuts that kicked in March 1. TheMore >>
Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:54:54 GMT
(POOL/CNN) – George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. His attorneys said the data paints a different picture of the 17-year-old Martin than what hisMore >>
George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone.More >>