The Daily Populous

Monday September 4th, 2017 day edition

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It's the middle of the busy summer travel season, and if you've flown lately, you know how long it can take to get through security.

News4's Justin Finch has the top travel tips the TSA says can move you through faster.

Breaking with a practice that began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pittsburgh International Airport will soon allow non-ticketed patrons past its security checkpoints, NBC News reported.

The airport, getting back to the "good-old days" of air travel, will let non-flyers access inside gates, shops, restaurants and artwork year-round.

With approval from the Transportation Security Administration, the change will take effect Sept. 5.

While the TSA said it supports Pittsburgh's change, it noted that no additional staff has been hired for the change.

TSA to Implement New, Stronger Airport Screening. »

Sacha Baron Cohen: FBI Was 'Compiling a File' During Borat

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Cohen, 44, whose Kazakh character drove around in an ice cream truck pranking strangers, explained that his appearance — along with his outrageous behavior — almost landed him in some unlikely legal trouble.

“[The FBI] got so many complaints there was a terrorist traveling in an ice cream van,” the actor said.

“So the FBI got so many complaints that they started compiling a little file on us and eventually they came to visit us at the hotel. »

Lego job application from boy, 6, claiming 'lots of experience'

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A job advert for model builders at Legoland Windsor attracted one standout application - from a six-year-old boy.

The company did not give him the job but did arrange a day's work placement with the theme park's model makers.

Image copyright PA Image caption Legoland staff showed Stanley how they take care of the models, including this 5ft dragon. »

Angela Merkel backs end to EU-Turkey membership talks

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"The fact is clear that Turkey should not become a member of the EU," Merkel said in the debate with her Social Democrat (SPD) challenger Martin Schulz.

Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has long opposed Turkish membership in the European Union.

The accession talks have ground to a virtual halt and EU leaders have stepped up their criticism of Erdogan. »