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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Minneapolis boy, 9, sneaks onto flight, makes it to Las Vegas

    Unlikeliest Vegas trip ever. A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy slipped through a wall of post-Sept. 11 airport security and onto a Delta Airlines flight to Las Vegas last week, officials said.  He was alone and had no ticket. The boy's successful venture...
  • TSA agents confiscate toy gun from sock monkey

    TSA agents confiscate toy gun from sock monkey
    TSA agents disarmed a sock monkey a passenger was carrying, saying the toy gun in the monkey's miniature holster was too realistic looking, according to KING5.com. The sock monkey was dressed as a cowboy and named "Rooster Monkburn" after the...
  • Here's the fast lane of airport screening

    Here's the fast lane of airport screening
    More than 25 million people have left their coats and shoes on their bodies, their laptops and 3-ounce liquids packed away and walked through a metal detector rather than a body scanner since the 2011 launch of the Transportation Security Administration's...
  • Global Entry's zip through security, customs is money well spent

     Global Entry's zip through security, customs is money well spent
    Here's the most amazing thing that happened the first time I used Global Entry for getting back into the country and speeding through security: nothing. In these days of governmental shutdowns and bipartisan squabbling, this Trusted Traveler program...
  • Privacy? There's no such thing on the road

    Privacy? There's no such thing on the road
    Recent revelations of the National Security Agency's sweeping domestic surveillance programs may have angered many Americans, but for most travelers, it was nothing new. Surrendering your right to privacy is the price you pay to travel anywhere in a...
  • Military members to get more access to fast airport screening lines

    Military members to get more access to fast airport screening lines
    Members of the U.S. military get an early Christmas present Friday: access to faster screening lines at about 100 airports across the country. The Transportation Security Administration allows travelers to speed through its so-called PreCheck lines...
  • Taking the Kids -- and de-stressing holiday air travel

    Taking the Kids -- and de-stressing holiday air travel
    I hate waiting in long lines. Theme parks are bad enough but in my book, there's nothing worse than long lines at airports when you're already stressed by holiday travel (a long weekend with that cousin who always teased you mercilessly) and the kids...
  • Homeland Security chief plays down latest shoe bomb warning

    Homeland Security chief plays down latest shoe bomb warning
    The new head of Homeland Security played down a recent warning that terrorists might try to sneak explosives onto commercial planes in passenger shoes, saying the threat has been around "for years." In a press conference at Los Angeles International...
  • Speedier screening may be coming to an airport near you

    Speedier screening may be coming to an airport near you
    In the near future, airline passengers may be screened for weapons without having to stop walking or remove their coats and shoes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is pushing for private contractors to create a screening machine with "screen and...
  • About your TSA fingerprints

    About your TSA fingerprints
    Now that the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check program is open for application to any American, its reach is growing quickly: Eight airport enrollment centers have opened nationally since November, and at least 40 more are expected by the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Start 2013 with a muddle and a gotcha

    Seniors on the Go: Start 2013 with a muddle and a gotcha
    "To use a state driver's license as ID for TSA airport screening, starting January 15, TSA will accept only 'compliant' licenses." That's the crux of the muddle contained in a report circulating around digital space these days, and fortunately it's wrong....