Tag: LAX

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Boom in SoCal Wholesale Sector Jobs May be Ending

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) has warned in a new report that jobs from the Southern California’s $1.5 trillion wholesale sector, which account for 8.3 percent of the GDP of the United States, could be at risk due to slowing Asian trade and the rapid introduction of autonomous big-rig trucks.

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Smaller Protests Greet Trump’s New Executive Order

Protests at several California airports greeted President Donald Trump’s new executive order suspending travel from terror-prone countries on Monday, but they were smaller and less vociferous than in January, according to multiple news reports.

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Radicals Besiege Feinstein Home to Urge Rejection of Trump Cabinet

Approximately 200 radical leftists protested and picketed outside of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)’s Pacific Heights mansion in San Franisco on Sunday to oppose what they have labeled as her “pro-Trump voting record” because she voted in favor of confirming a few of the president’s Cabinet picks.

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SFO, LAX Lead Nationwide Protests of Trump Executive Order

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning entry to nationals from terror-prone countries. Though the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) helped

State Department Spox: We’re Not ‘Lax’ with Information, No Comment on FBI’s ‘Extremely Careless’ Clinton Conclusions

The State Department continues to hold off on administrative evaluation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of sensitive information. During a Tuesday press conference, Spokesman John Kirby repeatedly asserted that the department is not “lax” with classified information but would not weigh in on the FBI’s determination that “there is evidence of potential violations” by Clinton.

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Pro-ISIS Group Threatens LAX, JFK, Heathrow

Terrorist threats against several airports — Los Angeles International Airport, London’s Heathrow and New York’s JFK — were posted to what has been identified as a pro-Islamic State Twitter account ahead of what is supposed to be a record-breaking fourth of July weekend for travel out of LAX.

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Feds Deny Mistaking K-Pop Girl Band for Prostitutes

A South Korean girl band made waves this week when its management team said band members were detained and denied entry at Los Angeles International Airport because authorities believed they were prostitutes — but a federal official has since denied the claims, saying the group did not possess the proper visas to enter the United States.

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Customs Seizes, Destroys 450 Illegal Pork Tamales

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized and destroyed 450 illegal pork tamales from an airline passenger arriving at LAX from Mexico on November 2. The passenger was also caught lying about the contents of his luggage.

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Missile over SoCal; Military Diverts Flights to LAX

The U.S. Navy fired a test missile over Southern California on Saturday night, startling millions of residents for hundreds of miles, as a military exercise also diverted the path of flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Cat Goes Through X-Ray Machine in Checked Bag at LAX

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Airport reportedly lost their cool when a JetBlue passenger sent his pet cat through the x-ray machine on Wednesday, after stowing his furry feline in his checked bag.

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Mini-Me Captures Video of Man Getting Tased at LAX

A security incident at Los Angeles International Airport caught the attention of former Austin Powers cast member Verne Troyer Wednesday, who went out of his way to catch up to a man who ran after refusing to cooperate with TSA agents.

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ISIS Threat Reported in California; Official Denies Threat to LAX

Federal law enforcement and homeland security officials are reportedly stepping up security due to an ISIS-related terror threat, according to CNN. The boosted security was reportedly prompted by “intercepted chatter and other intelligence information” that suggested parts of the state could be in danger.