The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hoped it could avoid a public revolt over its intrusive airport security measures by dialing back operations while scrutiny was at its peak over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. That didn't stop more than a dozen federal lawsuits that have since been filed against the agency by airline pilots and a former governor, among others. State lawmakers also are looking for change.
Those optimistic about the NFL's labor talks with the players' union will point to the sides' decision to push back the bargaining deadline by a week and think, as Commissioner Roger Goodell put it: "The fact that we're continuing this dialogue is a positive sign."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, kept the Senate open last year during the Thanksgiving recess and threatened to extend sessions past the Christmas holiday in 2009 in order to pass a flawed health care bill that he must have known was unconstitutional. With the country now in a dire financial crisis and needing a continuing resolution enacted by March 3 to avoid a government shutdown - in addition to the need to raise the debt limit - Mr. Reid closed the Senate for a critical week. The previous Democratic congressional majorities failed to honor their prescribed constitutional duty to pass a budget for the fiscal year 2011, and Mr. Reid is outdoing himself in closing the Senate prior to a possible vote on the House-approved spending bill.
Tiger Woods is the talk of the Match Play Championship again.
The late opera star Joan Sutherland, regarded as one of the greatest opera singers of the twentieth century, was honored Tuesday at a special service at Westminster Abbey.
A Facebook and Skype scammer used the name and photo of a high-ranking Vermont National Guard general to steal $3,000 from a Canadian woman in what's believed to be one of a number of frauds that exploit the authority of the military.
There are many ways to improve air travel. Unionizing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) isn't one of them.
It's the one day of the year set aside for matters of the heart, but that hasn't stopped psychologists, economists, social scientists and even cybersecurity specialists from taking a more intellectual approach to Valentine's Day.
Tiger Woods is bidding to end his drought in the desert. The former world No. 1 is one shot off the lead going into Sunday's final round of the Dubai Desert Classic, rallying from a disastrous start with an eagle and three birdies on the back nine for a par 72 in windy conditions Saturday.