Don’t try to bring a tiny tube of lip-moisturizing gel on board an airliner these days, or wear thin gel inserts to make your shoes more comfortable. And leave your cold and cough gel-caps at home. But, ladies and cross-dressing gents, no one will check if you wear your gel-filled bras right onto the plane. Despite the fact that these hugely popular undergarments are owned by millions worldwide, and have the capacity to carry enough liquid or gel explosives to make a terrorist smile, the Transportation Security Administration has not included them on the new list of items forbidden from carry-on baggage. When asked about the tens of millions of women who wear silicone-gel and even plain water sacks in their bras to enhance their curves, TSA spokesman Darrin Kayser said he was not aware of the wide popularity of that fashion trend.
Eight candidates beat the deadline to vie for scandal-scarred Rep. Bob Ney (news, bio, voting record)’s congressional seat in a special election next month, including two men who lost races in the spring primary and the Republican state lawmaker Ney wants to take his place.
Texas Republican leaders, unable to replace former Rep. Tom DeLay’s name on the November ballot, sounded confident about the party’s chances of holding onto his congressional seat after they voted to support the write-in campaign of a Houston city councilwoman.
Even though the administration’s warrantless surveillance program is heading toward an appellate court loaded with Bush appointees, the court’s mixed record makes it difficult to predict how it will view the surveillance, lawyers said.
The Marine officer in charge of troops suspected of killing 24 Iraqi men, women and children told investigators he did not initiate an inquiry into the carnage because he did not consider the deaths unusual, The Washington Post reported Saturday.