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Police Forces in 2 Countries Embrace the Hijab

Mounties, Scottish police want more Muslim women to join up

(Newser) - While cops in France crack down on burkinis , police forces in two other countries have decided to embrace the hijab. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have decided to allow female officers to wear a hijab while on duty in a bid to encourage diversity among the Mounties, the Independent reports.... More »

20K Military Uniforms Meant for ISIS Are Intercepted

There were enough uniforms 'to equip an entire army': Spain

(Newser) - Spanish authorities seized containers holding about 20,000 military uniforms and other supplies last month from two port towns, all destined for ISIS and Nusra Front jihadi fighters, the country's Interior Ministry said Thursday in a statement. It was contraband said to be able to "equip an entire... More »

Fired Burger King Worker Takes It Out on Uniform: Cops

Things got heated at Florida restaurant

(Newser) - A Burger King worker apparently wanted to have it his way as he was fired from the Florida restaurant where he worked—so he allegedly flame-broiled his uniform. That's what 24-year-old Timothy Alejandro Ortiz is accused of doing after he was terminated from a Palencia location last week, the... More »

What to Wear? Women Spend Months Deciding

5 months over working life, according to UK survey of 2K

(Newser) - Women sometimes get a bad rap for having a hard time deciding what to wear, but leave it to a uniform supplier to try to quantify just how much time they spend pondering outfits before heading out the door. A study of 2,000 women, commissioned by UK uniform supplier... More »

Shopper 'Outed' as 'Fake' Soldier in Viral Video

Philadelphia man peppered with questions about his uniform

(Newser) - An ugly encounter between a decorated US military veteran and a guy wearing camouflage fatigues has spawned a viral video—and may lead to federal charges, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Ryan Berk, a Purple Heart recipient who served with the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan, noticed the shopper wearing fatigues... More »

TSA Draws Rage for $50M Uniform Deal, Knives Policy

Agency accused of being tone-deaf, making flight attendants 'sitting ducks'

(Newser) - Just a week before the sequester kicked in, the TSA signed a deal to spend $50 million on new uniforms, reports Politico . The agency calls the uniforms a necessity, but for many on Capitol Hill it was just another sign of the TSA's cluelessness. "When we’re losing... More »

Beach Volleyball Players Get to Cover Up

Debates over female athletes' clothing roil Games

(Newser) - As the top athletes of the world go head-to-head with rivals, what are people talking about? What the female athletes are wearing. Some are removing clothing, while others are adding coverage, and still others are smoldering about battles over skirts. A female judo competitor from Saudi Arabia—which is sending... More »

Nike Tackles New NFL Uniforms

Lighter, sleeker look, but only Seattle made big changes

(Newser) - The NFL unveiled its new, Nike-designed uniforms yesterday, bringing a sleeker look and new, drier fabrics to the gridiron, reports CBS News . The Nike partnership with the NFL is new, taking over after years of Reebok uniforms. "I love them,'' said Commissioner Roger Goodell. "I love... More »

Barcelona: Sweaty Nike Shirts Weighing Us Down

By half time, the shirts are 2.5 times heavier

(Newser) - Nike is selling a ton of its new specially-designed Barcelona kits (that’s uniforms for the Americans in the audience), but there’s one big problem: The team hates them. Why? Because the eco-friendly shirts, which are supposed to improve performance somehow, actually get so dang sweaty that the players... More »

Cops: Imposter Posed as Soldier for Seat Upgrade

Long Island man arrested after flight to Dominican Republic

(Newser) - A Long Island man was arrested after he allegedly posed as a soldier and scored a bump-up to a first-class plane seat from New York to the Dominican Republic. Rock Diaz, 22, had the basic look—he was wearing a standard Army uniform—but he flubbed the details, the New ... More »

UK Docs, Nurses Face Cleavage Ban

Crackdown follows patients' complaints

(Newser) - Following patient complaints, health care workers outside London have been warned to rein in “excessive cleavage” and cover midriffs, the Telegraph reports. The national health care service has also barred shorts, mini-skirts, denim, and unkempt beards. The goal: a “professional and consistent” appearance. “There had been complaints... More »

NJ Casinos Hope to Boost Gambling— With Bustiers

But only the 'nice-looking' need apply

(Newser) - Soon it might be more difficult to concentrate on the cards at one Atlantic City casino. The Tropicana Casino and Resort is creating a new "party pit" near its Rumba Lounge nightclub where female blackjack and roulette dealers will wear bustiers and stockings, reports the AP . The casino is... More »

Japanese Retailer Agrees to Pull Nazi Costume

'Heil Hitler' dress up not funny to Jewish group

(Newser) - A Japanese costume store has agreed to remove a faux Nazi uniform after complaints from a major Jewish group, the AP reports. At Don Quijote, which has outlets in several Japanese cities, $60 could get you black jacket with swastika armband, sold in a package that said "Heil Hitler"... More »

Connecticut Cheerleaders Want to Show Less Skin

Central High School's girls want to cover up their midriffs

(Newser) - Cheerleaders at one Connecticut high school have taken a stand. Bridgeport's Central High School squad presented its case to the city's board of education last week (while in uniform), saying that its skimpy midriff-showing outfits were not appropriate and hurt self-esteem. The city athletic director agreed to purchase black body... More »

Cop Gets Paid Time Off for Getting Dressed

(Newser) - A German police officer will receive seven extra days of holiday per year after complaining about not getting paid for the time it takes to get in and out of his uniform every day. Martin Schauder argued before a court that it takes him 15 minutes to get dressed in... More »

Cops Seek Foiled Robber in Lakers Uniform

LA man tries to rob security guard wearing team's uniform

(Newser) - A would-be mugger who attempted to rob a security guard shouldn't be that hard to find, police tell the LA Times : He was wearing a Lakers uniform. The man asked for directions, then pulled an assault pistol and ordered the guard to the ground. He demanded and got the guard's... More »

Another Casualty of Afghan War: Velcro

The lowly button does a better job at keeping pockets closed

(Newser) - Score one for the lowly button: After soldiers complained that space-age Velcro, which got easily clogged with dirt and sand, wasn't effectively keeping their fully-loaded cargo pants pockets closed, the Army began testing alternatives. Come August, soldiers headed to Afghanistan will receive pants outfitted with three buttons per pocket, reports... More »

Player Debuts 'San Francicso' Giants Jersey

'I didn't know,' says player Eugenio Velez of spelling snafu

(Newser) - Outfielder Eugenio Velez made his season debut yesterday when his San Francicso Giants took on and beat the Houston Astros. That’s right—Velez played the whole game blissfully unaware that his jersey pegged him as a player from some mythical, misspelled version of the City by the Bay. “... More »

Don't Let This Army Captain Wear a Beard

Uniform, appearance exceptions a slippery slope to ruin

(Newser) - Following the Fort Hood shootings, top Army brass have worried about a “backlash” against Muslim soldiers. Funny, then, that the Army itself is creating the climate for backlash by eroding the uniform code with concessions to religious custom, writes Elaine Donnelly . Capt. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, a Sikh, was granted... More »

Romanians Seek to Oust Mayor Who Donned Nazi Uniform

'I like the look of it,' he explains

(Newser) - A Romanian mayor is facing calls to resign after he and his 15-year-old son appeared at a fashion show wearing Nazi uniforms and goose-stepping down the catwalk. Jewish organizations have demanded a criminal investigation, CNN reports. But the mayor had no apologies. "The swastika was very small and I... More »

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