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Atlanta (CNN) - A baggage handler for Delta Air Lines moved a lot more than just luggage, authorities say - he also helped smuggle firearms.
And his accomplice managed to board a flight with 18 guns and ammunition in his carry-on bag, an affidavit states.
Eugene Harvey, who worked for Delta at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, is accused of trafficking firearms and entering an airport area in violation of security requirements.
Pahoa, Hawaii (CNN) - A 2,000-degree river of lava could swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next day or two - and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
Molten rock from the Kilauea Volcano was about 350 yards from the nearest cluster of homes late Tuesday night, said Troy Scott of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
At some point Wednesday, the glowing lava could be visible from the houses, he said.
(CNN) – An Ebola-stricken Texas nurse will fly to a Maryland hospital that specializes in the deadly virus. Nina Pham is being sent to a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland for specialized Ebola treatment.
Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Secret Service boosted its presence and its surveillance measures around the White House on Monday after an Iraq war veteran, who is apparently suffering from PTSD, jumped over a White House fence.
Officers patrolling the area will be out in greater numbers and will be "looking for individuals who don't look like tourists," a federal law enforcement officer told CNN.
Two security incidents in two days have raised concerns about the safety at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) - The U.S. military went into Somalia with one goal in mind: Kill Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of Al-Shabaab.
One day later, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said flatly, "We certainly believe that we hit what we were aiming at."
What he did not say is whether Godane is dead.
The United States is "assessing the effectiveness right now" of the attack launched hours earlier, Kirby said Tuesday, including who, if anyone, was killed.
The Lead with Jake Tapper draws not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seeks to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.
The Lead with Jake Tapper airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET.
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