Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
NEW YORK (RNN) - Just in time for the one-year anniversary of the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, American officials are saying members of the terrorist group have been busy designing bombs that can be surgically implanted in a human body and that can bypass current security measures.
Known as "body bombs," the devices have been classified as "aspirational." The devices have no moving parts that can be detected by traditional scanners, according to MSA, a security consulting firm based in New York City.
MSA cited unidentified American officials as saying the bombs would be used on board passenger airplanes. However, there has been no credible threat to aircraft, and the warning is "precautionary."
Airports across the U.S., Europe and the Middle East have stepped up security, with a focus on U.S. carriers, MSA said. Federal marshals have been sent overseas to provide security on incoming flights to the U.S.
"We are treating the information seriously," John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, told ABC News in 2011.
The report goes on to say that al Qaeda's "affiliate" in Yemen, called al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, has been busy designing weapons that can be placed inside a living body.
"Given the degradation of al Qaeda's core membership capabilities, the group is continuously seeking ways to carry out smaller scale, successful attacks with fewer resources," said a statement released by MSA. "They have become more creative in their targeting preferences."
Some of those creative plans – uncovered when German investigators apparently discovered decrypting hardware in the possession of a terror suspect in Berlin – include a plot to hijack a cruise ship, dress passengers like Guantanamo Bay prisoners, and execute them.
MSA analysis says the AQAP has been the mastermind of some of the "more prominent" displays of terror since 9/11, including the 2009 Christmas Day plot in which one of the terrorists was killed when a bomb he inserted in his body detonated prematurely.
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Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:29 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River.More >>