Examiner News writes: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has apologized to a Missouri couple after an airport pat-down involving the family's disabled three-year-old girl, according to a Feb. 21 ABC report.
"TSA regrets inaccurate guidance was provided to this family during screening and offers its apology," said an agency spokesperson. "We are committed to maintaining the security of the traveling public and strive to treat all passengers with dignity and respect. While no pat-down was performed, we will address specific concerns with our workforce."
Examiner News writes: Prices at the pump have increased 34 consecutive days (as of Feb. 21) to a national average of $3.77 a gallon, according to AAA. A Feb. 21 report by Fox News indicates that gasoline prices were $1.90 a gallon when George W. Bush took office in 2001.
Examiner News writes: Rep. Steve Toth, a Houston-area Republican, has introduced a new bill in the Texas Legislature that would disallow state and local police from enforcing new gun control measures passed by the federal government. House Bill No. 1076 pertains to "certain firearms, firearm accessories and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas [and provides] an exemption from federal regulation and providing penalties."
Examiner News writes: A week after conducting its third nuclear test, North Korea threatened neighboring South Korea with "final destruction," according to a Feb. 19 UPI report. On Tuesday, the rogue nation took its threats a step further and suggested via a propaganda video that threatens the United States with a WMD attack.
A Feb. 19 YouTube video uploaded by uriminzokkiri, a channel that is managed by North Korea's state media, shows President Barack Obama and American troops in flames. Obama is shown engulfed in fire after stepping off the Marine One chopper at the White House. The video also shows a nuclear warhead detonating.
Examiner News writes: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected a birther eligibility case against President Barack Obama. Docket No. 12A606 entitled Noonan v. Bowen is listed on the SCOTUS website. On Feb. 19, the nation's highest court stated:
Feb 19 2013 Application (12A606) denied by the Court.
Examiner News writes: A new gun control bill sponsored by three Democrats is making its way through Washington state’s legislature. On Tuesday, SB 5737-2013-14 was filed in the state legislature. If passed into law, it would allow local sheriffs to enter the homes of gun owners for regular inspections (more than once a year) on whether firearms are properly stored.
Examiner News writes: On Monday, ABC reported that Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has dropped all gun-related commercials on its extensive media networks which include holdings in television, cable, internet, radio, and voice services. A Michigan gun shop confirmed that weapons-related businesses such as manufacturers, distributors, and firearms shops will no longer be able to advertise their products on Comcast's empire, affiliates, and subsidiaries.
Examiner News writes: On Sunday, a leading birther plaintiff claimed that clerks of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) never forwarded to five out of nine justices one single page of pleadings in a lawsuit alleging that Barack Obama is ineligible to serve as president.
Examiner News writes: On Sunday, President Barack Obama's plans for immigration reform was leaked to USA Today and discloses an amnesty plan for illegal aliens. The White House plans would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years. There are currently between 11 and 13 million illegals in the United States, or roughly 3.8 percent of the total population.
Examiner News writes: On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Supreme Court of the United States will announce its decision on whether or not Barack Obama should have been placed on the California ballot during the 2008 presidential elections. (Background info)
However, the high court's order list of granted petitions published on Friday indicates that associates most likely rejected arguments posed by birthers that Obama had used forged government IDs and a fake social security number to run for political office. Such actions are considered a felony under federal law.
Examiner News writes: In a news story that's hard to swallow, police in New Mexico are looking for a man who threw or ejaculated his own semen at Walmart (NYSE: WMT) shoppers in Farmington, according to a Feb. 14 report by KOAT.
Examiner News writes: When it comes to Phallic art, is bigger always better? Pranksters have left a stir in a quaint Rhode Island town after they built a 12-foot-long penis made out of snow in the aftermath of snowstorm Nemo.
Examiner News writes: A 67-year-old man has been arrested after being spotted driving while sucking on a dildo, according to a Feb. 14 report by The Smoking Gun. Did reading that just ruin your Valentine's Day?
Examiner News writes: On Tuesday, several dozen birthers protested on the steps of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. ahead of the court's Feb. 15 conference that will review a case on whether Barack Obama should have been placed on California's presidential ballot in 2008. Dr. Orly Taitz, who is among the leading voices in the birther fight against the president, posted photos of the protest on her website on Wednesday.