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Transportation Security Administration

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  • TSA is useless

    TSA is useless
    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-...
  • 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 --...
  • Americans love security at the airport

    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? Probably. In the Jan....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congress OKs deal to avoid shutdown at Homeland Security

    Congress OKs deal to avoid shutdown at Homeland Security
    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...
  • Senate considers deal to avoid partial Homeland Security shutdown

    Senate considers deal to avoid partial Homeland Security shutdown
    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...
  • Fort Lauderdale airport again in Top 10 for guns caught

    Fort Lauderdale airport again in Top 10 for guns caught
    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. Security officers...
  • Attorney General to announce broader profiling ban

    Attorney General to announce broader profiling ban
    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...
  • New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents

    New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents
    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...
  • 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...