Atlanta sets new monthly record for most TSA checkpoint gun discoveries
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Atlanta sets new monthly record for most TSA checkpoint gun discoveries

ATLANTA – Transportation Security Administration officers working at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) security checkpoints discovered 30 firearms in May, the most ever at an airport in a single month.  ATL held the previous record of 27, found in September 2016. During the course of the record-breaking month, there were …

North Carolina man cited after TSA spots his gun at Charlotte Douglas International Airport security checkpoint
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North Carolina man cited after TSA spots his gun at Charlotte Douglas International Airport security checkpoint

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented a North Carolina man from bringing a loaded handgun onboard a plane at a Charlotte Douglas International Airport checkpoint.  The incident occurred this morning at Checkpoint B. The man was stopped by TSA officers with a loaded Kimber .380 CDP Micro …

Testimony of Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo before the Senate Committee On Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Washington, D.C.
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Testimony of Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo before the Senate Committee On Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Washington, D.C.

June 5, 2018 Introduction Thank you, Chairman Lankford, Ranking Member Coons, and Members of the subcommittee.  I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today, along with my fellow colleague from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Chairman Jay Clayton. For more than a century, Americans have relied on U.S. derivatives …

Opening Statement of Commissioner Brian Quintenz before the Open Commission Meeting on June 4, 2018
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Opening Statement of Commissioner Brian Quintenz before the Open Commission Meeting on June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018   Mr. Chairman, thank you for calling this meeting.  It is a great pleasure to participate today with you and my fellow Commissioner in my first open meeting, as well as the first under your Chairmanship.  The matters before us today are important and timely.   Proposed …

Opening Statement of Commissioner Rostin Behnam before the Open Commission Meeting on June 4, 2018
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Opening Statement of Commissioner Rostin Behnam before the Open Commission Meeting on June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018   Thank you Mr. Chairman.  I would like to start with a very big thank you to all of the Commission staff who worked to make today’s meeting possible – both those who will be presenting at the table today and those who worked tirelessly behind the …

Statement of Dissent of Commissioner Rostin Behnam before the Open Commission Meeting on June 4, 2018
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Statement of Dissent of Commissioner Rostin Behnam before the Open Commission Meeting on June 4, 2018

De Minimis Exception to the Swap Dealer Definition June 4, 2018 Introduction I respectfully dissent from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (the “Commission” or “CFTC”) notice of proposed rulemaking addressing the de minimis exception to the swap dealer definition (the “Proposal”).  I have a number of concerns with specific criteria …

Opening Statement of Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo before the Open Commission Meeting on June 4, 2018
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Opening Statement of Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo before the Open Commission Meeting on June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018 Good morning.  This meeting will come to order.  This is a public meeting of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). I am pleased to be joined today by my colleagues, Commissioners Brian Quintenz and Rostin Benham in our first public meeting together as a Commission. These hearings …

Remarks for Commissioner Rostin Behnam at the BFI Summit “Fostering Open, Transparent, Competitive, and Financially Sound Markets”, United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
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Remarks for Commissioner Rostin Behnam at the BFI Summit “Fostering Open, Transparent, Competitive, and Financially Sound Markets”, United Nations Plaza, New York, NY

June 4, 2018 Introduction Good evening.  The United Nations has played a special role in my life.  I grew up close by, about 20 miles away in northern New Jersey.  More importantly, my Aunt is the founder and president of the International Health Awareness Network (IHAN), which works in consultative …

CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Announces TAC Subcommittees
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CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Announces TAC Subcommittees

June 4, 2018 Washington, DC – Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Brian Quintenz issued the following statement regarding the establishment of subcommittees for the Technology Advisory Committee: “I am pleased to announce that the Commission has approved the establishment of the Technology Advisory Committee’s four subcommittees this morning. I …

North Dakota Attorney General
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FAKE IRS SCAM CALL MADE TO GOVERNOR BURGUM

Scam artists left a recorded message for Governor Burgum yesterday evening. The Governor recognized the message as a “Fake IRS” scam call and his staff notified the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection division.

Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer
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Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer

Meet sharks and alligators up close, listen to the eerie sounds of the West’s rock arches, explore a lost continent. Catch a wave! Explore the science of summer with the National Science Foundation. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/summer/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.

New NSF special report released ahead of World Oceans Day: Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer
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New NSF special report released ahead of World Oceans Day: Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer

Catch a Wave! Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a look at the science behind the “sweet spot” we call summer. There’s a time in each year, That we always hold dear, Good old summer time; With the birds and the trees, And sweet-scented breezes, Good old summer time. …

TSA discovers firearm at Albuquerque International Sunport
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TSA discovers firearm at Albuquerque International Sunport

Albuquerque, N.M. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered an unloaded firearm this morning at the security screening checkpoint at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). This is the second firearm found at the airport in two days. The firearm, a 9 mm Berretta Nano, along with two magazines loaded with five …

Loaded gun detected at Norfolk International Airport checkpoint
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Loaded gun detected at Norfolk International Airport checkpoint

NORFOLK, Va.—A man was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded gun at a Norfolk International Airport checkpoint early this morning, June 4. The .40 caliber handgun was loaded with 13 bullets, including one in the chamber.  The man was detained for questioning by airport police after TSA …

Nearly 300 NSF-funded small businesses to demonstrate emerging technologies
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Nearly 300 NSF-funded small businesses to demonstrate emerging technologies

Small businesses with awards from America’s Seed Fund, powered by the National Science Foundation, will demonstrate their cutting-edge, emerging technology June 4-5 in Atlanta. Inventors and representatives from approximately 300 U.S.-based, NSF-funded small businesses will be available at the Technology Showcase to talk about what’s next in fields like artificial …

National Science Foundation spotlights young math superstars
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National Science Foundation spotlights young math superstars

Members of the media are invited to the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, June 4, for the recognition of 12 high school math student winners in the 47th USA Mathematical Olympiad part of the Mathematical Association of America American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) this spring. Also to be recognized are four members of …

Loudoun County, Virginia, man cited after bringing loaded gun to Dulles Airport
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Loudoun County, Virginia, man cited after bringing loaded gun to Dulles Airport

DULLES, Va. – A Loudoun County, Virginia, man was cited by airport police at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag at one of the airport checkpoints yesterday, May 31. The man, a resident of Leesburg, …

TSA proporciona actualizaciones a viajeros durante esta temporada
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TSA proporciona actualizaciones a viajeros durante esta temporada

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – La Administración de Seguridad en el Transporte (TSA, por sus siglas en inglés) esta proporcionando actualizaciones y consejos sobre los procedimientos de seguridad en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín en San Juan, Rafael Hernández en Aguadilla y Mercedita en Ponce, justo a tiempo para …

TSA discovers loaded firearm at Albuquerque International Sunport
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TSA discovers loaded firearm at Albuquerque International Sunport

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm this morning at the security screening checkpoint at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ).  The firearm, a .380 caliber Ruger loaded with six rounds, was discovered by TSA officers during X-ray screening of a passenger’s carry-on bag at the checkpoint. …

FIS to Present at Baird’s 2018 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference
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FIS to Present at Baird’s 2018 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 30, 2018– FIS™ (NYSE:FIS), a global leader in financial service technology, will present on Tues., June 5, 2018, at Baird’s 2018 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference in New York at 9:05 a.m. (EDT). A live audio webcast, as well as a replay, will be accessible from …

Michael Kors (KORS) Earnings and Sales Top Estimates in Q4
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Michael Kors (KORS) Earnings and Sales Top Estimates in Q4

Michael Kors Holdings Limited KORS maintained its positive earnings surprise streak for the 12th straight quarter, when it reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 results. Revenues also came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fifth straight quarter. The results were driven by robust performance by the Michael Kors and Jimmy …

Temporary TSA Pre✓® application center to open for appointments inside Long Island MacArthur Airport terminal
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Temporary TSA Pre✓® application center to open for appointments inside Long Island MacArthur Airport terminal

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – Residents of Long Island will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Long Island MacArthur Airport terminal during the week of June 11 to 15, where officials will host a temporary “pop-up” TSA Pre✓®  enrollment center.  The airport …

TSA breaks single-day record for passengers screened at ATL
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TSA breaks single-day record for passengers screened at ATL

ATLANTA – Transportation Security Administration officers working at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) checkpoints screened 93,082 passengers and crew on Friday, May 25, breaking the previous single-day record of 92,421 set on June 30, 2017. Over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28), TSA screened a total of 320,842 passengers and crew. …

TSA spots firearm in passenger’s bag at John Glenn Columbus International Airport security checkpoint
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TSA spots firearm in passenger’s bag at John Glenn Columbus International Airport security checkpoint

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented a passenger from bringing a loaded handgun onboard a plane at a John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) checkpoint. The incident occurred this morning just after 5 a.m. at Checkpoint B. The man was stopped by TSA officers with a loaded …

What do TSA officers want travelers to know?
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What do TSA officers want travelers to know?

BALTIMORE – You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight on time and arrive at your destination safely. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down and perhaps raises your anxiety. Meet Christine Johnson, a TSA …

Extra Space Storage Inc. Announces a 10.3% increase to Quarterly Common Dividend
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Extra Space Storage Inc. Announces a 10.3% increase to Quarterly Common Dividend

SALT LAKE CITY , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —   Extra Space Storage Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: EXR) announced today that the Company’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.86 per share on the common stock of the Company for the second quarter 2018.  This is a …

NSF-Simons centers to search for the Rules of Life
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NSF-Simons centers to search for the Rules of Life

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has launched four new centers to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life. The NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems will explore how information encoded in DNA results in complex organisms …

TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee
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TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON – Transportation Security Administration Administrator David P. Pekoske announced 31 members to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which provides recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment and procedures. “The Aviation Security Advisory Committee plays a vital role in helping TSA focus on risk-based security,” said Pekoske. …

Micron Announces $10 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization
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Micron Announces $10 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization

NEW YORK, May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) today announced at its Analyst and Investor Event in New York City that its Board of Directors has authorized the discretionary repurchase of up to $10 …

Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?
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Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?

Find related stories on NSF’s geosciences risk and resilience interest area. Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century. While each storm’s transformation would be unique, on balance, the hurricanes would become …

Micron Hosts Analyst and Investor Event and Updates Guidance for Fiscal Third Quarter
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Micron Hosts Analyst and Investor Event and Updates Guidance for Fiscal Third Quarter

BOISE, Idaho, May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) will host an Analyst and Investor Event today from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT in New York, NY.  The company is also raising its revenue and earnings per share gu…

Helping stroke survivors walk as normally as possible
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Helping stroke survivors walk as normally as possible

Research team focuses on “locomotor learning” for lasting rehabilitation Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/rehabrobotics.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.

View and vote on more than 200 science and engineering videos
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View and vote on more than 200 science and engineering videos

More than 29,143 people from 142 countries have already viewed, voted or commented on their favorite videos in the week-long, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, and there’s still time to participate. The STEM for All showcase is an annual online event that features three-minute video …

Micron Technology to Present at Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference 2018
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Micron Technology to Present at Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference 2018

BOISE, Idaho, May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Mehrotra will present on Thursday, May 31, at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference 2018 in New York.

North Dakota Attorney General
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CITY VIOLATED LAW BY USING TEXT MESSAGES AND EMAIL

The Wildrose City Council violated the open meetings laws when its members used text messages and emails to communicate among themselves about city business and to approve final action, because such discussions are required to be conducted in a properly noticed public meeting.

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA REQUIREMENTS

The Beulah School Board violated the law when it included the vague topic “additions to the agenda” on a special meeting notice. For special meetings, only specific topics listed in the meeting notice may be discussed. The school board also failed to comply with other open meeting requirements for special …

North Dakota Attorney General
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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the regular meeting requirements, notice of a special meeting must be provided to the official newspaper. The New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board did not properly comply with the law because it failed to provide notice of a special meeting to the official newspaper.