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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Tourism leaders question possible firing of TSA at Orlando International Airport

    Central Florida's tourism community is questioning whether Orlando International Airport should fire the federal officers who run the security checkpoints at the main terminal and replace them with private security guards. "All of the [federal] agents...
  • Congress passes temporary funding fix for Homeland Security, averts shutdown

    WASHINGTON A night of political brinkmanship ended late Friday when the House and Senate approved a one-week temporary spending bill to avert the partial shutdown at midnight of the Department of Homeland Security. Lawmakers in the House voted 357 to...
  • TSA snags 47 handguns in 2014 at Orlando airport

    TSA snags 47 handguns in 2014 at Orlando airport
    Despite issuing countless warnings about not bringing firearms and ammunition on board commercial airliners, Transportation Security Administration officers confiscated 47 handguns and nearly 4,000 bullets at Orlando International Airport last year. TSA...
  • It's real simple: no guns on planes

    It's real simple: no guns on planes
    The law isn't confusing. There's no complex wording, nuance or tricky phrases that need interpretation. Quite simply, in Florida, you cannot bring a gun into an airport. If you want to travel with your gun, it must be unloaded and in your...
  • Security checks at airports turning up more and more guns and knives

    If long lines and delayed flights weren't enough to put holiday travelers on edge, frazzled fliers now have to face the prospect that their fellow passengers are more likely than ever to be packing heat. A record number of travelers were caught with...
  • TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads

    TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads
    The descent of American presidents from George Washington to Ulysses S. Grant, argued the 19th century writer Henry Adams, was enough to raise doubts about the theory of evolution. Anyone looking to debunk Darwin today could find ample evidence in the...
  • Airport travel tips: What's allowed and what's not

    Airport travel tips: What's allowed and what's not
    Security officials have a simple request for the 1.5 million people traveling through Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this holiday season. Leave your machetes at home. Store them with your guns and knives, because all of those things...
  • Woman cited for having loaded handgun at Norfolk airport, official says

    Woman cited for having loaded handgun at Norfolk airport, official says
    A Virginia Beach woman was cited on a weapons charge for bringing a loaded handgun past the security checkpoint at the Norfolk International Airport Tuesday, a TSA official said. The woman was escorting her mother to the gate when a TSA officer detected...
  • Flier tries to board plane with dagger hidden in Eiffel Tower replica

    Flier tries to board plane with dagger hidden in Eiffel Tower replica
    A passenger at Oakland International Airport earlier this month tried to bring aboard a large dagger that fit snugly inside a replica of the Eiffel Tower. The weapon -- 12 inches long with an 8-inch, double-edged blade and intricately designed handle --...
  • Three dozen guns seized at BWI, region's other airports in 2014

    Three dozen guns seized at BWI, region's other airports in 2014
    More than three dozen guns were seized from passengers flying out of the three airports in the Baltimore-Washington region in 2014, a substantial increase over the year prior. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that it took 14 guns...
  • Several dozen guns seized at BWI, region's other airports in 2014

    More than three dozen guns were seized from passengers flying out of the three airports in the Baltimore-Washington region in 2014, a substantial increase over the previous year. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that it took 14...