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.
If the ground beneath your feet feels cold, it’s because Hell froze over the other day. It happened at 8:02 p.m. on Monday, when The New York Times published an op-ed called “I Believe Juanita.” Written by Michelle Goldberg, it was a piece that, 20 years ago, likely would have inflamed the readership of the paper and scandalized its editors. Reviewing the credibility of Broaddrick’s claim, Goldberg wrote that “five witnesses said she confided in them about the assault right after it happened,” an important standard in reviewing the veracity of claims of past sex crimes. But Goldberg’s was not a single
A massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania injured at least 20 people and forced dozens more, many of whom were unable to walk, into the cold night air. Firefighters were still dousing hot spots Friday, even though the inferno was declared under control just before 1:30 a.m. The blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles west of Philadelphia. The town´s fire chief would not comment Friday on the extent of the injuries or if there were any deaths. He did say the blaze is under investigation. The fire quickly
A Texas sheriff reportedly threatened to bring disorderly conduct charges against a truck driver for displaying a profane anti-Trump sticker on the rear window of the vehicle. Sheriff Troy Nehls in Ford Bend County told the Houston Chronicle that he had received many complaints about the sticker, which read: “F--- TRUMP AND F--- YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.” Nehls posted a photo of the truck and the offending sticker on his Facebook page with the following message: “I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this
The Trump administration has reversed a ban on the importing of trophies from elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The move reverses the ban com put in place by the Obama administration in 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) confirmed. The president´s sons Donald Jr and Eric Trump were heavily criticised in 2015 after being photographed with a leopard and other big game kills. Though elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, the legislation allows permits to import trophies if there is evidence the hunting benefits conservation for that species. New information from officials in Zimbabwe and Zambia
Usually these Congressional hearings are fun. Great theater. Good television. What’s more relaxing than tuning in to watch some poor sucker get carved up by the Committee, any Committee, particularly if the pigeon is someone we can’t stand. Bring on the popcorn. But it wasn’t like that on Tuesday at the House Judiciary Committee Hearings or in my living room. We like Jeff Sessions. Good guy. Totally innocent of all charges. We want him to succeed if only because we want Trump to succeed. But this attorney general is so inarticulate that he sounds guilty. He looks guilty. Those five hours watching him squirm
THE DEADLY plague ravaging Madagascar will “get worse” as it is resilient to antibiotics, a scientist has warned. The Black Death has claimed 165 lives on the Africa island since the outbreak which has infected around 2,000 people. Infection and immunity expert Dr Matthew Avison said: “This disease is extremely rare, it doesn’t get exposed to antibiotics that often. “That means it’s more resistant to antibiotics and the risk of death is higher.” The airborne disease has devastated Madagascar as it spreads quickly through the population. Dr Avison, of the University of Bristol, has called on the authorities to ensure antibiotics are handed
AS Brussels hails its “historic” march towards an EU Army, five nations are holding fire on committing to an alliance which could lead to a ‘two-speed’ defence union in competition with NATO. So far 23 EU nations have agreed to join forces as part of a defence cooperation pact, driven by France and Germany whose leaders have long-campaigned for greater integration amongst member states. The agreement will add yet another convoluted deal to the bloc, with some nations taking part while others do not. The Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) pact includes commitments to integrate armed forces, a boost in defence
A HUGE fire has broken out at a high rise block of flats on the outskirts of Belfast - 300 residents have been evacuated and at least four rushed to hospital. Pictures posted on social media show a huge blaze ripping through the side of the Coolmoyne House tower block in Seymour Hill, Dunmurry. Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 5.30pm this evening. Four people have been taken to hospital by ambulance, the Belfast Telegraph reports. Around 300 tower block residents were evacuated from the high rise building and they are currently in the street. The local community
RIOTS broke out in the centre of Brussels this evening with projectiles thrown at police and cars vandalised. Local police called for the Federal police to step in after violence escalated rapidly and young people attacked officers with rocks and knives. Local news site RTL said: "Crowd movement in the Place de la Monnaie in Brussels, traffic had to stop because people were running through, at least 200 to 300 people seemed to want to run away from each other. Police sirens have been heard continuously since ". An angry crowd of hundreds gathered in Place de la Monnaie in the city
President Donald Trump boasted Wednesday that he has a ´great relationship´ with China´s Xi Jinping as he furiously refuted coverage that was critical of his trip to Asia. Trump lit into the New York Times after it published a piece boiling down his accomplishments, in his own words, to the ´relationship´ he now has with Pacific Rim leaders, like Xi and Vladimir Putin. ´They should realize that these relationships are a good thing, not a bad thing. The U.S. is being respected again. Watch Trade!´ Trump tweeted. Shortly before the tirade, China said it would deploy a special envoy to North Korea a
A young veteran was taken by surprise when an anonymous couple paid for his group´s dinner at Applebee´s in Washington upon his return from Afghanistan. Army Spec. Scott Stranne was stunned when the waiter told him that a couple very generously donated $300 to his bill, according to CBS. He said his friends were asking him about his deployment in Afghanistan, which is when the couple must have overheard their conversation. Apparently at the end of the meal the waiter approached the group asking to speak with the ´returning soldier from Afghanistan,´ and Stranne immediately thought the waiter was going
ARMED police descended on a pub in Middlesbrough closing roads in the centre of the town, reports claim. Police carrying guns and shields were seen at the Springfield Hotel pub at 9:30pm where officers were heard shouting to anyone inside before entering the building. The A66 was later closed westbound after a dozen police vehicles swooped on the pub. It is unclear whether the road closure is related to the armed police incident. Officers were reportedly heard shouting: “Armed police, anyone inside show yourself.” Six to seven officers were seen entering the large pub and are thought to be searching it.
Former model Leann Tweeden accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Thursday of harassing her multiple times during a USO entertainment tour in the Middle East in 2006. Tweeden alleges that Franken, a writer for Saturday Night Live before he became a Senator, wrote a script that featured him kissing her, and harassed her during rehearsals, Tweeden writes for KABC. When Tweeden returned from the tour, she noticed a photo from the tour where Franken has his hands on her breasts and is smiling into the camera. “You knew exactly what you were doing. You forcibly kissed me without my consent, grabbed my
Appointing a special counsel to probe her Uranium One deal would be “such an abuse of power” by the Trump administration, Hillary Clinton said Wednesday. The former Democratic presidential candidate said Trump risked dangerously politicizing the Justice Department, “like some authoritarian regime.” Clinton made the remarks in an interview with Mother Jones about reports this week that Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked two top prosecutors to look into the sale of a uranium company to Russian interests during Clinton’s time as secretary of state. President Trump and other Republicans allege ties between donations to the Clinton Foundation and the company sale, even though
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told attendees at a Wall Street Journal event on Tuesday that if Judge Roy Moore wins the Alabama Senate race in December, he will face a Senate ethics committee investigation. McConnell argued, “I think it’s safe to say that if he were to be sworn in, he would immediately be in a process before the Senate Ethics Committee. He would be sworn in and be asked to testify under oath as well, and it would be a rather unusual beginning.” The Washington Post released an article last week that alleged that Moore engaged in sexual
The allegations by five women that Roy Moore pursued and sexually molested teenage girls while he was in his 30s are disgusting, and disqualify him to serve in the United States Senate. Conservatives should be outraged at Moore for his loathsome conduct. But they should also be outraged at the man who helped put Moore on the ballot and is in the process of destroying the Trump presidency: Stephen K. Bannon. If the man Trump supported in the primary, Sen. Luther Strange, were the Republican nominee today, the GOP would be cruising to an easy victory in the Dec. 12 special
NBC host Megyn Kelly said President Trump is being hypocritical for condemning Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., for sexually harassing and assaulting a woman. "Who that has been accused of sexual assault would have the gall to preach to others about sexual misconduct. How infuriating that would be. How tone deaf, Mr. President," Kelly said on NBC´s "Today" show Friday morning. Trump had tweeted Thursday night that Franken should not be advocating for respect of women. "And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?" Trump
Lil Peep, a fast-rising rapper whose emotional tracks charted depression and drug use, has died aged 21. His UK representative confirmed the news to the Guardian. Gustav Åhr, who grew up in Long Beach, New York, was reportedly taken to hospital following an overdose, according to music manager Adam Grandmaison. In a video Åhr posted online hours before his death, he said he had taken prescription drugs and other substances, saying: “I’m good, I’m not sick”. Lil Peep: the YouTube rapper who´s taking back emo Read more The rap world has paid tribute to him, with Diplo writing on Twitter that Åhr “had so
WASHINGTON — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, who holds Hillary Clinton’s former seat, said on Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with an intern came to light nearly 20 years ago. Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.” But she also appeared to signal that what is currently considered a fireable offense may have been more often overlooked during the Clinton era. “Things have changed today, and I think under those
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that the Senate Ethics Committee should investigate Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) after his bribery and corruption trial ended in a mistrial. “Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez’s actions which led to his indictment," McConnell said in a statement. He added that "Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies. He is one of only twelve U.S. senators to have been indicted in our history." Menendez´s bribery and corruption trial ended with the judge declaring a mistrial on Thursday after jurors
Multiple NFL owners have engaged in discussions about removing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones from the league. (Snip) The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday the following: The tension has grown so severe that the topic of removing Jones has been discussed by at least some owners, according to three people familiar with the matter. That type of drastic action would require the league showing conduct detrimental to the league—which is exactly the language the league used in its Nov. 15 letter to Jones’s attorney, David Boies. That letter was shared with all of the league’s 32 owners. It was
Following The Gateway Pundit’s viral story on Judge Roy Moore’s alleged signature inside accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook, more evidence suggests it may be a forgery.On Monday, CNN published photos of the signature showing two different inks. The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.” Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink. (Snip)Known for his insightful take on politics, journalist and
Former President George H.W. Bush is facing new allegations from a Michigan woman who said he touched her inappropriately while he was in office at an event in April 1992. The woman, now 55, spoke exclusively with CNN and said she was attending a fundraiser for Bush´s re-election campaign in Dearborn, Michigan, with her father when the president grabbed her rear end during a photo-op. "We got closer together for a family photo and it was like ´Holy crap!´" she said, describing the moment Bush touched her buttocks. "It was like a gentle squeeze."
Thursday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson, said she had not asked her client if she saw Moore sign her yearbook. Questions had been raised by the Moore campaign a day earlier at a press conference in Birmingham, AL about the authenticity of the signature, which Allred had held up as evidence to bolster Young’s claim against Moore. Partial transcript as follows: TUR: Does your client, Beverly Young Nelson, remember him signing it? ALLRED: She remembers — well, she remembers being with him. It was on the counter. She