A TRANSPORTATION security administration worker plunged to his death inside Orlando International Airport in an apparent suicide Saturday, according to police. Orlando police said the man, who was in his 40s, jumped at 9:30am from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into an atrium at the Florida airport. The TSA worker was found in critical condition and later pronounced dead at a hospital. James Shaw, a hotel guest and witness, told WPLG: "Thought it was strange and then thought he may be observing the security area below since he was TSA. I wish I would have said something to him." Jim Gregory, a spokesman for TSA, said the officer had just finished his shift when he jumped. Orlando Police tweeted: "At 9:30 a.m., an individual jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into the atrium area of the airport. "A male in his 40s was found in critical condition and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Preliminary information suggests an apparent suicide. FEELING LUCKY? Winning … [Read more...] about Airport security worker leaps to his death in ‘apparent suicide’ at Orlando Airport
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Business By Howard Mustoe Business reporter 15 January 2019 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46862790 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit During the past two years, the pound has had a rough time of … [Read more...] about How does Brexit affect the pound?
Zlati Meyer USA TODAY Published 5:23 AM EST Jan 10, 2019 The day after President Trump's televised address about why he wants $5.7 billion to build a security wall along the U.S.'s southern border, the federal government shutdown continues. It is affecting everything from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and airport security to the National Weather Service and business owners who want Small Business Administration loans. While some of those things you can temporarily do without — think trips to national parks — food is vital to life. On day 19 of the partial shutdown, here's a look at how what's going on in Washington, D.C., could impact your dinner. More: McDonald's goes bacon crazy: Cheesy Bacon Fries, Big Mac Bacon and Quarter Pounder Bacon More: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce after 25 years of marriage More: Ready for 10G? As wireless carriers push 5G, cable industry makes a case to keep … [Read more...] about Government shutdown: How does it impact the food you eat?
George Hobica Special to USA TODAY Published 5:00 AM EST Dec 18, 2018 Long lines are the bane of the airline passenger’s existence, especially during peak holiday travel. A cascade of them, from check-in to security to boarding, and then through immigration and customs clearance, isn’t just annoying: These lines can make you miss your flight, especially if navigating an unfamiliar airport, and more so if you arrive with little time to spare before takeoff, or if your connection is tight. Even “fast lane” departure and arrival lines, meant for business- and first-class passengers, when and where offered, provide no panacea. Lines are the great leveler, like death. You may have flown to London in first class but end up waiting in the same queue as the poor guy in the middle seat at the back of the plane by the lavatory. Here are some of the ways you can shorten the wait, or even eliminate waiting altogether. Government programs You’ve probably already … [Read more...] about Airport security: Hate lines? Pay to make them go away
There is growing concern over new technology that could be the future of airport security. The TSA has a new pilot program that uses facial recognition technology, instead of boarding passes and driver's licenses, at Los Angeles International Airport. At least two senators called on the Department of Homeland Security to slow down the expansion of the program until privacy and security concerns can be addressed, reports CBS News' Kris Van Cleave. The system compares your face to the picture on your passport stored in a secure government database. It has the potential to speed up the line, as flyers won't need a boarding pass or ID check to go through security, but critics say facial recognition doesn't work the same for everyone. "The passenger experience is enhanced because you don't have to fumble through your belongings to pull out multiple ID documents. You just walk up to the camera, pose for a photo and you're off on your way," said TSA executive adviser Melissa Conley.The TSA … [Read more...] about Facial recognition tech could shorten airport security lines, but is it accurate?