FBI: Man arrested for carrying gun on two planes
A Florida man, who was arrested Friday for carrying a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage, said he forgot that he had put the weapon in his briefcase. Barry Brunstein was able to get through security checkpoints in Tampa, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, before he was stopped for a random check at the airport in Memphis, Tennessee.
A Florida man was arrested Friday in Memphis, Tennessee, on charges of carrying a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage. Barry Brunstein, 55, was charged Friday with attempting to board an aircraft with a firearm and released on $5,000 bond, said Steve Anthony, a spokesman for the FBI in Memphis. Brunstein was apparently flying to Memphis to boost his frequent-flier miles, Anthony said, and did not appear to be linked to any terrorist plot. (Full story)
Tests detected trace amounts of anthrax in a mail-sorting machine at a Manhattan postal facility, but health officials insisted Saturday that the bacteria poses no "public health threat." (Full story)
New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani reflected on his eight-year term and his response to the September 11 attacks at a Saturday news conference. Giuliani will swear in his successor, fellow Republican Michael Bloomberg, on Tuesday. (Full story)
Between October 30 and December 16, 1,111 flights were delayed, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Most were for minor security breaches, the FAA said. Security concerns also prompted airport officials across the country ask passengers on 353 flights to deplane and go through security checkpoints a second time because of improper initial screening. (Full story)
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The latest figures provided by federal and local officials give the following numbers of people dead or missing from the September 11 attacks:
WORLD TRADE CENTER: According to New York City officials, the death toll is 2,939 -- 2,367 people missing and presumed dead, including the 157 on the two hijacked planes -- and 574 bodies have been identified. The toll has been steadily shrinking for a variety of reasons, including duplicate reports and confusion in the hours and days immediately following the attack.
PENTAGON: 64 dead on hijacked plane; another 125 missing and presumed dead
PENNSYLVANIA: 44 confirmed dead on hijacked plane
The attacks of September 11 have sparked new debate about balancing the protection of U.S. citizens with the protection of the civil rights of those suspected of terrorism.
While the United States is proud of the freedoms and the legal rights guaranteed by the Constitution, authorities and many citizens have argued those people who seek to destroy America do not deserve such protections while they represent an ongoing threat to the country. Others argue that it is those very freedoms which the terrorists seek to curtail, and that to limit individual rights provides them with a victory.
While those arguments continue, so do the threats against U.S. interests. Security remains high at airports, certain industries and many government facilities.
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