The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Commission announced today that TSA Pre, its passenger pre-screening program, will expand to more airports in 2012 -- including Lambert, a.k.a., TSA's Airport of the Year.TSA Pre allows passengers to provide information about the ... More >>
Breaking Bad is a terrific TV show, maybe the best currently in production. It is also -- and this is a crucial point here -- a work of fiction.So when ice-cold badass Gus Fring smuggles meth inside buckets of batter for his fried-chicken empire, the proper response is 1) to applaud the brillianc ... More >>
Two bodybuilders from St. Charles County have been indicted for conspiracy to purchase and resell Chinese-processed Human Growth Hormone, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri announced yesterday. Gregory Loomans, 40, and Keith Ashabranner, 32, each face up to five y ... More >>
Update 10:45 a.m.: The Transportation Security Administration today released a statement saying there was no security threat on United flight 3681 last night and no fake federal air marshals. The flight returned to the gate at the pilot's discretion. Original story follows...We're taking this sto ... More >>
Jim Youchoff and the Missouri Milita want you to know that they're not a pack of crazy racist right-wing extremists.Major Jim Youchoff is the commanding officer for the St. Louis Brigade of the Missouri Militia, and he looks exactly how you'd expect him to look, based on that title: 57 years ... More >>
"That does it! Release 'Quick Strike' and proceed to target. Launch all available missiles!"It's believed to be the only U.S. government film depicting the catastrophic atrocities of nuclear war, and for the first-time ever it's available to the masses. The Power of Decision was produced in 1957 ... More >>
Pop quiz: What do Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana and Wyoming all have in common? According to a new report by Save the Children, kids in all these states are probably out of luck in case of an emergency.
It is high time the TSA get its comeuppance for airport screening indignities.On March 29, 2009, Steve Bierfeldt was detained in a small room at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and interrogated for a half-hour by the Transportation Security Administration. Bierfeldt's ... More >>
Do fish feel pain? An angler considers the question. (Slate)A fast-food chain as a sign of national security in the Philippines. (Washington Post)Screw the recession: It's a $4,000 (roughly) curry! (Daily Mail)
Libertarians are still rankled about a memo uncovered last week in which Gov. Jay Nixon and other state officials classify followers of Ron Paul and third-party candidates as possible militia members. Yesterday, the Missouri Libertarian Party issued a statement saying that the memo in question (circ ... More >>
Rejoice! Spring is here!The Obamas will plant a "victory" vegetable garden on the White House lawn. (AP)Leading food firms testify before Congress about safety and the Peanut Corp. of America salmonella outbreak. (Washington Post)Prison time for a supervisor in the Iowa kosher meatpacking plant bust ... More >>
Duking it out for charity
Saint Louis University has flip-flopped on a sweeping change it made within its campus police department earlier this year. In May the school began requiring all public-safety officers to pass an annual doctor's physical and fitness test as a condition of continued employment. Last week the universi ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 11. Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
5 p.m. Friday, October 20. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
from www.claireonline.com Neither one of these people is Unreal Unreal is nothing if not polite, and that's why we've politely asked Claire McCaskill's press secretaries to stop sending us e-mails with subject lines in all-caps. They are so BLEEPING ANNOYING. "MISSOURI VETS ANGRY ABOUT TALENT ATT ... More >>
About the gilled ones
Vets call on the military's top brass not to fight
Writer Terry Tempest Williams believes the chaos and terror of recent weeks could bring about a restoration of place and spirit in America