More than 60 TSA employees face punishment for gambling on the job
More than 60 TSA employees at Pittsburgh International Airport face punishment after an investigation reveals that they were gambling on the job.
A several-month-long investigation by the TSA’s Office of Inspection revealed that the employees had been running pools for sporting events like March Madness and the Super Bowl, an official said.
Today, 10 employees received letters of reprimand; 47 were informed they face possible suspensions of between three and 14 days; and five employees found to have run the gambling were told they could be terminated.
FAA expected to relax gadget rules on planes
A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel is expected to meet this week and is expected to ease restrictions on in-flight device use beginning next year.
Passengers will be allowed to use e-books, tablets and other publications — along with previously downloaded podcasts and movies — under the new guidelines expected to be released by the end of the month.
All forms of communication will still be banned, including phone calls, email and passengers using their own Wi-Fi.
Hard Rock Hotel set for Palm Springs
A Hard Rock Hotel is set to open in Palm Springs, Calif., on October 4, 2013.
Hard Rock International, in collaboration with Kittridge Hotel Management, will transform the former Hotel Zoso into an entertainment oasis in downtown Palm Springs. Hard Rock Palm Springs will house 163 stylish rooms and offer a VIP Rock Star Suite, full-service Rock Spa, Body Rock workout facility, Rock Shop featuring the brand’s iconic merchandise, as well as an open-kitchen restaurant, stylish lobby bar and outdoor pool with hot tub, poolside cabanas and blazing fire pit.