Dylan Lovan, Associated Press Updated 12:01 pm PDT, Monday, September 24, 2018 Matt Henderson, commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Vehicle Regulation, shows a group of county clerks in Louisville a new design for driver’s licenses that will begin going out to drivers in January. With the change, Kentucky will become one of the final states to comply with a federal travel law passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. less Matt Henderson, commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Vehicle Regulation, shows a group of county clerks in Louisville a new design for driver’s licenses that will begin going out to drivers in January. ... more Photo: Dylan Lovan, AP Photo: Dylan Lovan, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Matt Henderson, commissioner of Kentucky’s … [Read more...] about New, more secure Kentucky driver’s license designs unveiled
New airport security rules
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?
David Koenig, Ap Airlines Writer Updated 11:23 am, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Photo: LM Otero, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this July 16, 2010, file photo, Mark Wilson pushes air cargo cleared for shipment to Santiago, Chile, at the American Airline cargo processing warehouse at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. U.S. authorities are requiring airlines to give them more notice about certain types of cargo that officials believe may pose a security risk. The new measure took effect Tuesday, June 12, 2018. less FILE- In this July 16, 2010, file photo, Mark Wilson pushes air cargo cleared for shipment to Santiago, Chile, at the American Airline cargo processing warehouse at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in ... more Photo: LM Otero, AP US imposes new security measures on incoming cargo … [Read more...] about US imposes new security measures on incoming cargo shipments
President Donald Trump tweeted that he was "looking forward" to the jobs report an hour before the report was released.As president, Trump receives the jobs report the night before it comes out.A Bureau of Economic Analysis rule mandates that all executive branch employees not comment on the report until an hour after its release.Former economic officials took Trump to task for appearing to violate the rule.President Donald Trump may have violated a decades-old federal rule by tweeting about Friday's jobs report about an hour before its release.The president is privy to the report's data the night before its release."Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning," Trump tweeted.Looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2018Under the Bureau of Economic Analysis's guidance, members of the executive branch are not supposed to make public statements about the data until an … [Read more...] about Trump’s jobs report tweet ahead of its release may have violated a decades-old federal rule
By Ben Markus, Colorado Public Radio DENVER — In October 2016, a delegation from Denver took off for Dubai to pursue “important business and tourism connections.” Mayor Michael Hancock, a top deputy, and two city council members flew business class on Emirates Airline. They stayed at The Palace Downtown hotel for a week. Total cost of the trip, including incidentals, paid for by Denver International Airport: $16,502 a person. Top city officials argued to the Denver Board of Ethics in late 2017 that they shouldn’t have to report this kind of travel — hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth, especially when business class upgrades are involved — because the city is the city, and the city can’t donate to, or influence itself. The Board of Ethics wasn’t buying it, and appears to have put serious handcuffs on this kind of travel. The spat highlights the existence of an interesting practice. There are two sets of rules for city travel; … [Read more...] about Denver airport provided $400,000 in travel to city officials for 4 years