| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Your article, "600 TSA officers screening passengers, bags at BWI" (Feb. 13), took a disturbingly rosy view of this agency's egregious violations of our rights. First, presumably the title should have read 599 officers, considering that Baltimore-...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 2:57 PM
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 --...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:28 AM
From time to time, I’m lucky enough to fly internationally.
I leave the states behind but not without one last dose of the over-the-top security screening with which we have become accustomed since 9/11.
Must it be so?
In the Jan....
| Feb 16, 2015
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:13 PM
Congress voted late Friday to approve a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security, narrowly avoiding a shutdown while setting up the possibility of another battle over immigration in coming days.
With hours to go before...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:50 AM
Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, declared his administration would curtail deportation of immigrants...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:35 AM
For the second year in a row, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International ranked among the top 10 airports in the nation for the number of guns intercepted at checkpoints, the Transportation Security Administration reported Friday.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:42 AM
The Justice Department on Monday will unveil its new policy expanding a ban on federal law enforcement officers' use of profiling in investigations.
The revised guidelines will broaden a 2003 prohibition on religious or ethnic profiling. The policy...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:39 AM
As the Obama administration prepares to announce new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, government officials said Friday that many officers and agents at the Department of Homeland Security will still be allowed to use the controversial...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:27 AM
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...