The statehood hearing marks the first time in 25 years that a House committee will publicly review a Norton bill that would make the District the 51st state.
— Jenna Portnoy
Missile launcher found in luggage at BWI
Who doesn’t want a little souvenir as a remembrance of overseas travel?
That was the explanation offered by a man who had a missile launcher in his checked bags and was stopped by authorities at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport on Monday.
The resident of Jacksonville, Tex., told Transportation Security Administration officers he was an active-duty military officer returning from Kuwait and wanted the item as a souvenir. What he apparently didn’t realize is that military weapons are not allowed in checked bags or carry-ons. The launcher was not a live device, according to officials, who turned it over to the state fire marshal for disposal. The man was permitted to catch the next flight home.
— Lori Aratani