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  • Last week's cheers and jeers

    Last week's cheers and jeers
    Cheers to the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General, which started an "audit" of airline frequent flyer programs. The primary focus, apparently at the urging of Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), is whether airlines are providing adequate disclosure of costs associated with supposedly "free" award travel, specifically including fuel surcharges. Those fuel and other "airline mandated" surcharges added to award trips aren't just a minor annoyance; they're a big scam: On a recent quote for a trip to London, they amounted to almost $1,000.
  • L.A. chosen for pilot program on dissuading militant recruits

    The Obama administration has chosen Los Angeles as one of three cities to launch pilot programs aimed at deterring U.S. citizens from traveling abroad to fight with militant groups and to prevent attacks by fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, a senior...

    L.A. part of new federal effort to deter homegrown jihadists

    Los Angeles is one of three cities in which the Obama administration has launched pilot programs aimed at deterring U.S. citizens from traveling abroad to fight alongside terrorist groups and to prevent possible terrorist attacks at home by those...

    Congress weighs in on White House security breach

    WASHINGTON After an intruder managed to get inside the White House on Sept. 19, members of Congress are seeking answers from Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. The agency has indicated it is conducting a review following the arrest of Iraq war...

    U.S. lawmakers urge continued ban on in-flight cellphone calls

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of almost 80 U.S. lawmakers urged regulators on Monday not to end the ban on making mobile phone calls on commercial airline flights. The lawmakers' letter highlighted concerns that a proposed Federal...