The Transportation Security Administration on Monday replaced its head of security and created a centralized incident command team, moving dramatically to address the issue of long lines at the nation's airports.
Kelly Hoggan, the agency's assistant administrator for security operations since 2013, will be replaced by Darby LaJoye, TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said in an internal memo obtained by NBC News.
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Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be "messy" as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added, "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle."
The Democratic presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press that his supporters hoped to see a platform at the July convention that reflects the needs of working families, the poor and young people as opposed to one that represents Wall Street and corporate America.
Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups.
President Barack Obama signed a bill striking the several terms, including "Negro" and "Oriental" on Friday, the White House said.
Those terms will be replaced with "African American" and "Asian American."
The bill removing the terms passed the House in February and the Senate last week. No one in either chamber objected.
The language targeted by the bill had appeared in laws dating to the 1970s that attempted to define minorities.
The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.
Fellow Vietnam veteran Ned Foote said Americans long ago forgave Germany and Japan for World War II, so there's no reason not to do the same with Vietnam.
"We're actually acting as a team in a sense," said Neilen, of Saratoga Springs, New York, who served in the Army infantry in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. "They're joining together to give a show of strength."
Foote, who heads the New York State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America, noted that the Vietnamese have helped account for missing American service members.
A former Fairfax County, Virginia, police public information officer pleaded guilty Monday to possession of child pornography.
A judge accepted the pleas from William "Bud" Walker, who was arrested in April 2015 after Fairfax County police began tracking an account depicting underage children in sexual acts with other children.
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After a puppy was found to be under the influence of heroin and meth in a motel drug bust in Southern California, the dog was recovering from his drug addiction Monday.
Amid a May 5 drug bust where officers arrested two people possessing large amounts of drugs in a Tustin, California, motel, officers found a pup named Bubba under the influence, Tustin police said.
Orange County Animal Car officials took Bubba in and began treating the pup, who had nicotine, heroin and methamphetamine in his system due to living with his "drug-using owners," police said, citing toxicology results.
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A man who was badly injured during last year’s Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia finally met the group of first responders who saved his life.
“Finally, I know the identity of these brave individuals and have been able to thank them – even have lunch with four of my guardian angels,” said Robert Hewett.
On May 12, 2015, Hewett, 58, was sitting in the first car of Amtrak 188 when it derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 others.
The FBI has been looking at whether Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2013 campaign accepted political contributions that were forbidden by federal law, NBC News reported.
Investigators are especially interested in contributions from Wang Wenliang, a Chinese politician. The investigation was first reported by CNN.
Contributions by foreign nationals in U.S. elections are barred, but Wang's spokesperson says he has permanent U.S. resident status.
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One of six officers charged in connection with the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore last April was acquitted Monday.
Officer Edward Nero, 30, faced one count of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and one count of reckless endangerment in the case. The assault charge would have carried up to 10 years in prison; the other charges carried five-year maximums.
Nero opted for a trial by judge rather than by jury. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams announced his verdict shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. As Williams spoke, Nero appeared to wipe away a tear.
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Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.
Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch outlined the change in a 12-page letter sent Monday to Republican Sen. John Thune, chairman of the commerce committee, which oversees the Internet and consumer protections.
The move comes less than a week after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with Glenn Beck and more than a dozen other conservative commentators to address concerns stemming from a report in the tech blog Gizmodo.
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Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them Monday that the principle at stake is not just a silly dispute over underinflated footballs — it's the basic right to a fair process that is shared by all union workers.
Setting the stage for the "Deflategate" scandal to stretch into its third season, and putting Brady's four-game suspension back in the hands of the courts, the players' union asked that all 13 judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hear the case that a three-judge panel decided in the league's favor.
"As a union that believes in its obligation to fight for its members, it's an easy call to fight on this," NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told The Associated Press.
Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain's most prestigious universities.
The London School of Economics announced Monday that Jolie will be working with students studying for a master's degree in Women, Peace and Security.
Among others appointed to teach the course is former British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
The commissioner of the IRS said Monday that Republican allegations that he misled congressional investigators probing his agency "are without merit," and said he would not appear at a congressional hearing this week examining whether he deserves to be impeached.
In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., IRS chief John Koskinen said he has not had time to prepare for Tuesday's hearing because of travel and work required for an unrelated hearing. Koskinen, who was not subpoenaed to appear, said he would be willing to testify in the future.
In an attached seven-page statement, Koskinen denied charges lodged against him in an impeachment resolution filed last October by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. Chaffetz, whose resolution is co-sponsored by 73 GOP lawmakers, accuses Koskinen of hindering congressional investigators trying to gather evidence about how the IRS mistreated conservative groups earlier this decade, actions the agency has acknowledged and apologized for.