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About once a day, a passenger at one of South Florida's three major airports tries to take an item through security that could be mistaken for a bomb. Rather than evacuate terminals and alert police bomb squads, the Transportation Security...
DENVER (AP) — Not even Chewbacca and his light saber get a free pass with airport security before being cleared to travel. Transportation Security Administration agents in Denver briefly stopped "Star Wars" franchise actor Peter Mayhew recently as...
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The "nude scanners" are gone. The full-body scanners that used X-rays to create what looks like a nude image of passengers have been packed away and removed from airports across the country. The 250 or so machines were removed about two weeks ago,...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. transportation security official said on Wednesday that he had decided not to permit passengers to carry small knives on airplanes, after receiving a drumbeat of criticism from flight attendants and the public that...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON Welcome to the new normal, the U.S. national security state that's grown like mad since the 9/11 terrorist attacks nearly a dozen years ago. Personal privacy has shrunk. Government secrecy has grown. Law enforcement intrusions, both overt...
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole has delayed a plan to let passengers carry small pocketknives on planes for the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But it is clear from a speech he gave last week at George...
There’s no appeasing the paranoid, it seems. The Transportation Security Administration has done away with its controversial “nude scanners,” which took full-body X-rays of passengers to ensure no one would board a plane with hidden...
We arrived at Bradley airport for an 8 a.m. departure. Since I am 85, I know that I do not have to remove my shoes (a difficult process with an artificial hip). But the TSA agent insisted, and we argued for several minutes. He called a second agent for...
I'm a step closer to Trusted Traveler status. In a post that ran May 17, I wrote that I had received conditional approval for the Trusted Traveler program as part of the Global Entry system but that the earliest available appointment was Aug. 6....
A woman escorting a passenger to a flight at Orlando International Airport was arrested Thursday morning for carrying a loaded handgun through security, records show. A Transportation Security Administration officer discovered the .380-caliber pistol...
Under pressure from lawmakers and flight attendants, the Transportation Security Administration said it would indefinitely prohibit passengers from carrying small pocket knives on planes — a ban that began after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The...
Reuters* Proposal to allow knives on board sparked fury among crews * Restrictions put in place after Sept. 11 attacks * Flight attendants laud TSA's change of course By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - The top U.S. transportation security...
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