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Federal air marshals are expanding their work beyond airplanes, launching counterterror surveillance at train stations and other mass transit facilities in a three-day test program....

http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/topstories/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051214/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/air_marshals
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SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- A woman was arrested Wednesday for attempting to open an airplane exit door while the plane was still in the air, police said.

The 52-year-old woman from Dania Beach, Florida, left her seat and tried to open the door as the United Airlines flight was descending into Seattle to land, police said. The plane was at an altitude of about 4,000 feet at the time.

She failed but "did manage to turn the handle far enough that a warning light went on in the cockpit," Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman Bob Parker told KING-TV.

A flight attendant persuaded the woman to sit back down, but nobody physically restrained her. Parker said the other passengers stayed belted in their seats in case she did manage to open the door.

The woman was arrested for investigation of malicious mischief when the plane landed. Police were investigating whether alcohol and prescription medication were involved.



Sorry, I see anyone trying to pry a door open in mid-flight, and I'm leaping on them. Anyone? Bueller?
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http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=816&e=3&u=/ap/20050802/ap_on_fe_st/python_under_dishwasher

"Could it have been in my kids' room while they were sleeping? Could it have been underneath the couch?" Stefanie Leafty asked. "That's the kind of stuff that scares me."

The answer is "Yes, but who cares? That vicious mean old 4'6" Ball Python couldn't even kill your little Jack Russell Yap Dog, let alone damage your children, who, thanks to your over-reaction, will probably now be needlessly scared of harmless snakes all their lifetime. Nice going, Mom. GET EDUCATED. LEARN what is dangerous, and what is NOT.

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