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British airports to introduce 3D screening for carryon bags

LONDON — Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement Sunday that the new technology will improve security and could also mean “an end to passengers having to use plastic bags or rationing what they take away with them.”The screeners already are being used in trials at London’s Heathrow Airport and they will progressively be rolled out to other British airports.Heathrow CEO John Holland Kaye says the technology “will transform the passenger experience, making air travel simple, streamlined and more secure through the U.K.’s only hub airport.”The Associated Press read more

A complete list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism and

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners:___JOURNALISMPublic Service: The Post and Courier of Charleston, South CarolinaBreaking News Reporting: The Seattle Times staffInvestigative Reporting: Eric Lipton of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal staffExplanatory Reporting: Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg NewsLocal Reporting: Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze of Torrance, CaliforniaNational Reporting: Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington PostInternational Reporting: The New York Times staffFeature Writing: Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles TimesCommentary: Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston ChronicleCriticism: Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles TimesEditorial Writing: Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston GlobeEditorial Cartooning: Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo NewsBreaking News Photography: St. Louis Post-Dispatch photography staffFeature Photography: Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, The New York Times___LETTERS AND DRAMAFiction: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)Drama: “Between Riverside and Crazy” by Stephen Adly GuirgisHistory: “Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People” by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)Biography: “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe” by David I. Kertzer (Random House)Poetry: “Digest” by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)General Nonfiction: “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)___MUSIC“Anthracite Fields” by Julia Wolfe (G. Schirmer Inc.) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 20, 2015 1:12 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A complete list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism and the arts This Sept. 5, 2014, photo by New York Times photographer Daniel Berehulak, part of a winning series, shows James Dorbor, 8, suspected of being infected with Ebola, being carried by medical staff to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. The boy, who was brought in by his father, lay outside the center for at least six hours before being seen. Berehulak is the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, announced Monday, April 20, 2015, at Columbia University in New York. (Daniel Berehulak, New York Times, Columbia University via AP) read more