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AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches....

Highlights of some perimeter breaches at major US airports
An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and mid-February....

Q&A on AP investigation of perimeter security at US airports
The squeeze began after The Associated Press revealed that intruders hop fences, slip past guardhouses and crash cars through gates at the nation's busiest airports far more often than the public realizes. Since publication of that investigation last spring, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has clamped down on the release of information about airport perimeter breaches. But using litigation and public records requests, the AP is now able to document 345 breaches dating to 2004 at 31 major U.S. airports, including dozens of previously undisclosed incidents. Due to secrecy, that is still an undercount. Here are some questions and answers on AP's reporting:...

Shots ring out at T.I. concert in NYC, 1 dead, 3 wounded
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform, leaving one person dead, three others wounded and concertgoers scrambling for the nearest exits, police said....

Report: 46 states made prison-related reforms in 2014-15
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new analysis has found that nearly every state made prison-related reforms in 2014 and 2015....

In Gawker fight, Hogan may have billionaire in his corner
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Is Hulk Hogan's courtroom cage match with Gawker being bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site?...

New Jersey lawmakers to vote on Atlantic City rescue bills
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on an Atlantic City rescue package to keep the struggling resort town from running out of money....

Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive....

11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity....

Michelle Obama set to speak at Native American commencement
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Michelle Obama plans to address 105 Native American high school graduates Thursday during a commencement speech that comes as she tries to spotlight the plight of tribal youth in the final months of her husband's presidency....

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