CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Authorities say an air traffic controller at a North Carolina airport has been arrested on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction. Paul George Dandan, 30, is charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, acquiring a weapon of mass destruction and transporting a weapon of mass destruction, CBS affiliate WBTV reports. Police say Dandan, an air traffic controller at Charlotte-Douglas, had a homemade pipe bomb he got from another man, Derrick Fells. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Fells admitted to them that he made the bomb to "use it against a neighbor" with whom he had
A weapon of mass destruction is a nuclear, chemical or biological device. Conventional explosives are not in the definition, and a silly home made pipe bomb is certainly not. See what happens when you let government have a little authority? They abuse every power they have.
I suspect the author of this article may have confused "weapon of mass destruction" with the term used by the ATF, which is "destructive device", basically any explosive device with a charge weighing more than 4 ounces or a weapon with a bore greater than .50 caliber.
TSUNAMI warnings issued after a huge 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska this morning have since been downgraded to advisories after the entire US west coast was put on alert. The quake struck 157 miles (256km) south-east of Chiniak, Alaska, at 9.31am GMT (12.31am local time) on Tuesday. People on Kodiak Island have been urged to stay away from the coast after the quake struck just 175 miles away. The quake prompted a tsunami warning for parts of Alaska and Canada and a tsunami watch for the entire US west coast, the US Tsunami Warning System said. A tsunami watch
President Donald Trump has said that he wants a ´big win for everyone´ at the negotiating table just hours after signing a bill to end the government shutdown. ´Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown. Now I want a big win for everyone, including Republicans, Democrats and DACA, but especially for our Great Military and Border Security,´ Trump tweeted Monday night. ´Should be able to get there. See you at the negotiating table!´ he added. The government shutdown ended earlier on Monday after the president signed a short-term spending bill that will fund the government through February 8.
A group of 16 Senate Democrats – including some with potential presidential ambitions – voted against a resolution that ended the three-day government shutdown. Many of the holdouts said they did not trust President Donald Trump to come up with a deal to help DREAMers who came to the country illegally as children. Others weren´t satisfied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell´s statement of his intention to bring up immigration legislation within 18 weeks – in a statement that included plenty of wiggle room for the Republican. ´My concern with the three-week extension adopted today is that the Republican leadership will fail to
The 24-year-old recent college graduated appointed to a top position in the White House drug policy office has come under scrutiny after it was revealed he fudged details on the resume he submitted for the position. Taylor Weyeneth´s scanty resume was published by the Washington Post, who noted that it was not only riddled with inaccuracies, but that he was fired from his last job due to his inability to show up to work. Weyeneth was appointed as deputy chief of staff at the Office of National Drug Policy. He was appointed about a year after receiving his undergraduate degree from St
We’re not all like that, Mr. Trump Democrats proved again on Friday that they “don’t play well with others,” so like typical spoiled brats they took their marbles and went home—and shut down the United States Government. Republicans refused to play their game of Immigration Chicken. For Democrats, it’s Our Way or the Highway. They want illegals in. They want Trump out. That’s the game. We shouldn’t pick on anyone in particular, but… Dick Durbin is the kid you hated in school. When the teacher asked who threw that spitball, young Durbin raised his arm and pointed at you. Now he’s grown up. He’s
Three people have been shot in midtown Manhattan, according to officials. The victims - who have not been identified - were shot on 31st Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway at 4.45pm Sunday, according to PIX11. The shooting reportedly followed an argument and the three have non-life-threatening injuries, NBC New York reports. They were taken to Bellevue Hospital. Cops are hunting for more than one person in connection with the shooting but no one has yet been arrested.
Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on ´puerile and backward-looking´ Labour protesters trying to stop Donald Trump from visiting the UK. Writing in his Sunday Telegraph column, he argued it is in Britain´s national interest to welcome the leader of the world´s greatest and most powerful democracy. Johnson emphasised America is our greatest trading partner whose companies have invested £250billion and provided 1.2million jobs in the UK. He wrote: ´In 2016 the people of the United States not only elected Donald Trump; they bought £100 billion of British goods and services. That is more than twice what we sold to Germany –
Democrats called it the Trump shutdown. Republicans labeled it the Schumer shutdown. But in reality, it was the Dreamer shutdown. The recipe for the current congressional gridlock is complex, but at the top of the list of ingredients are the illegal immigrant Dreamers who pushed Democrats to launch the filibuster that sent the government careening into a partial shutdown. It’s a stunning display of political leverage for a group that, at most, numbers several million, can’t vote now, and even under the most generous proposals wouldn’t be able to cast ballots for another decade. Yet they have amassed an extraordinary amount of
You’ve got to feel for Robert Mueller. The man overseeing the special investigation into Russian election meddling is by all accounts a non-partisan straight shooter, the model image of a public-minded civil servant. Drafted to lead politically polarizing investigation, working under the beady eyes of distrustful congressional Republicans, Mueller has striven to keep his team’s conduct as unimpeachable as possible by bringing on some of America’s sharpest legal minds to check his own work and keeping public comments to a minimum. Imagine how Mueller feels, then, to have to answer so frequently for the partisans and incompetents surrounding him. The special counsel’s biggest
Malia Obama, who is studying at Harvard University, has boyfriend! But some black people on Twitter have questioned her choice in men, because Malia´s new homey, Rory Farquharson, is white. (5 tweets) This racism on the part of some in the black community, who are bruddas and sistas to us all, is very sad. Most white people want us to grow together as a community. I just wish everyone of all races felt the same way. Questions for discussion: After years of Obama´s race baiting, President Trump is the first "post-racial" president to follow him. What do you think President Trump
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) questioned President Donald Trump’s new campaign ad saying Democrats “will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants” if they continued the shutdown. Ryan said, “They are certainly not helping us keep the government open. They are certainly not helping us get to a solution on immigration. When you shut down the government you stop negotiating on immigration reform. They’re complicity with not getting things done.” He added, “I’m not going to comment. I just saw that. I don’t know if that’s necessarily productive. It’s no
The Daily Caller journalist Chuck Ross has some extremely interesting information released today surrounding former top FBI Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ/FBI liaison attorney Lisa Page which includes a disclosure by top FBI officials that text messages between Strzok and Page have gone missing. (Snip) According to information relayed to Senator Ron Johnson, the period of time the FBI has “lost” is from December 14th, 2016 to May 17th, 2017, the exact day that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was assigned to lead the Russia collusion probe. As CTH has previously outlined the same “small group” inside the DOJ and FBI,
Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017. Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents. A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including: Conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey
Congressional investigators believe they are barely beginning to answer the questions raised by the text messages between the FBI´s Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. For several reasons: 1) Strzok and Page were more prolific texters than anyone knew. In a statement late Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said FBI investigators have found "over 50,000 texts" in their review of Strzok-Page communications. 2) Even with all those texts, the FBI says it cannot find the couple´s messages between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017 — a critical time in the Trump-Russia affair. It´s probably safe to say there is not a single