| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:29 PM
With peak holiday air travel season approaching, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials are reminding Hampton Roads travelers of its pre-screening services.
For a $85 fee, area travelers can speed through the screening process at most...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Tomas Harp, 7, was ready to go to the head of the security line at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Not so fast. "Tomas – that's part of the process, to wait your turn," his mother, Carolina Harp, reminded him.
Soon they handed over their boarding...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:15 AM
New Justice Department guidelines announced Monday seek to limit federal law enforcement officers' ability to use a person's race and other characteristics during investigations, particularly in spontaneous enforcement decisions.
According to a copy...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Federal prosecutors expect to know by early January whether they'll seek the death penalty against the 24-year-old man charged in last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
Prosecutors told a judge Monday that they were still...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The Justice Department on Monday issued new guidelines to federal law enforcement officers that will regulate their use of racial profiling in investigations, an update to a policy first put in place in 2003 by then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:31 AM
You plan to travel. You plan to travel with cake. Why not? It's good company, and unlikely to snag the window seat.
First, you contact the Transportation Security Administration. These days, transportation security is administered with rigor, and you...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Transportation Security Administration has been moving away from a system that assumes all passengers, including children and the elderly, pose the same security risk.
For example, the TSA now operates PreCheck lines at 115 airports that let...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:11 AM
The Transportation Security Administration has called for increased security measures for passengers flying to the U.S. from certain countries amid fears that terrorists have developed new bomb-making techniques.
During screening of passengers flying to...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The flood of weapons uncovered by airport screeners continues to grow, despite repeated warnings by the Transportation Security Administration.
In May, the TSA discovered a record 65 firearms on passengers in one week, including 45 loaded guns.
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Get ready to pay more when you fly.
The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase. The TSA, however, says it won’t necessarily benefit from the extra revenue.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:30 PM
A requirement that passengers on U.S.-bound flights power up electronic devices at overseas airport security checkpoints is being expanded to some fliers on domestic flights, government officials say.
The Transportation Security Administration called...