1. HOLIDAY STORM
Getting ripped: Arthur’s not expected to be much of a hurricane, but the storm could still mess up plenty of Fourth of July celebrations as it skirts the East Coast the next couple of days. Blustery winds and rain will do that. Folks are being warned to stay out of the water, because the off-shore system is expected to generate potentially deadly rip currents, which could pull swimmers out to sea.
2. AIRPORT SECURITY
New intelligence: Homeland Security is stepping up security for some flights headed to the United States fromEurope and the Middle East. The measures do not involve U.S. domestic flights. It seems terror groups are getting better at making explosives that could slip through security more easily. Passengers could see added shoe inspections and closer explosives screening.
3. IMMIGRATION SHOWDOWN
“This is an invasion”: The folks of Murrieta in Southern California took federal authorities to task last night over the issue of illegal immigration. “This is an invasion,” said Heidi Klute. “Why isn’t the National Guard stopping them from coming in?” Earlier this week, protesters forced buses carrying immigrants to leave the town. They were bused from Texas because processing centers there are being overwhelmed.
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