Here’s a bit of bad news for the sexually active: Chlamydia infections in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2010 with 1.3 million cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s the largest number ever reported for any condition, the agency says. (more)
While it might sound more like a massage than an infringement on one’s privacy, the ACLU has challenged the use of a new “enhanced patdown” technique being tested by TSA agents at Boston’s Logan International Airport that involves a “palms-forward, slide-down” check of passengers’ bodies.
The White House is set to announce a new screening regimen that will target passengers based on intelligence about suspected terrorists. Currently, everybody from a list of 14 countries gets special attention. The intel about terrorist suspects had better be more nuanced than dark-skinned or Muslim, or we may just have to go running to the ACLU.
Passengers traveling to the U.S. from or by way of certain countries on the U.S. government’s naughty list, which includes Yemen and Cuba, will be subject to “enhanced screening” starting Monday. (continued)