Peter V. Neffenger, the agency's new administrator, told the newspaper in an interview those measures would be part of reforms to address recent security lapses. "Efficiency and getting people through airport security lines cannot be our sole reason that makes you take your eyes off the reason for the mission," Neffenger was quoted as saying in the newspaper. A report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found that airport screeners, who are TSA employees, did not detect banned weapons in 67 of 70 tests at dozens of airports, ABC News said in June, citing officials briefed on it.
Health insurer Humana's profit beats as memberships rise
(Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong growth in memberships in its Medicare Advantage business for individuals. Humana, which agreed to be bought by larger health insurer Aetna Inc for $37 billion this month, also reaffirmed its full-year profit forecast. The company said it added 350,300 more customers to its Medicare Advantage program for individuals, up 15 percent from a year earlier.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare. In that June case, the court said that the healthcare law was an issue of such importance that the court would not stick to its usual practice of deferring to a government agency's legal expertise when interpreting ambiguously written laws. Obama's Clean Power Plan to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants is expected to be finalized as early as next week, ahead of a crucial United Nations climate change conference in Paris at the end of the year.
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