To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Life is short. Have an affair.
Date: Fri Oct 18 12:22:31 MDT 2013
The sister of the Boston bombing suspects said "I have no idea what got into them" and described the two as "great people," the Star-Ledger reported.The woman, who has not been identified, spoke to the newspaper's reporters from behind the door of her apartment in West New York, N.J., on Friday."He was a kind and loving man," the woman said of her older brother. "I'm sorry for the families that lost their loved ones the same way I lost my loved one.""This is very hurtful," she said, adding that she hadn't seen her brothers in a long time.Another person, who identified himself as the woman's husband, told the newspaper through a crack in the door that "I'm not Muslim and they didn't accept me so I never met them."Federal agents from the FBI Joint Terrorism task force swarmed the woman's apartment by late morning, roping off three blocks around the building.Caridad Rodriquez, the West New York Police Department Police Commissioner, confirmed to reporters at the scene that the woman living in the building is the sister of the suspects.Authorities are investigating whether she has any other family members in that town, he said."For all we know, she may be a bystander like the rest of us," Rodriquez said of the woman."She wants privacy because she has said that her and her family have nothing to do with the bombing," he said.FoxNews.com's Perry Chiaramonte contributed to this report. WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers took turns Thursday grilling the TSA over questionable decisions it made including a $50 million contract for new uniforms -- around the same time it told the public it was facing severe budget cuts from the government sequester.Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform took Deputy Administrator John Halinski to task over his agencys handling of the sequester. They said the TSA knew in advance of the looming cuts and should have planned accordingly.You hijacked the agency and turned it into the worst example of a bureaucratic mess, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chided.Committee members pressed Halinski over a controversial $50 million contract the TSA signed with VF Imagewear Inc. for new uniforms for its workers. Critics say the cosmetic change was not needed and a waste of taxpayer money. Lawmakers said they had problems with the agency shelling out so much money for uniforms that could be manufactured in Mexico. According to VF Imagewear, Inc.s annual report, the company manufactures clothing in Mexico, Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.The contract was signed on Feb. 27 and is a one-year deal that would outfit TSA agents with shirts, pants and other uniform-related accessories. Security officers get a $446 allowance for uniforms each year.In 2010, the TSA spent $12 million on uniforms; in 2011, $10.9 million and in 2012, $12.8 million. According t