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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Airport security devices vulnerable to hackers, researcher says

    Airport security devices vulnerable to hackers, researcher says
    Airport security has become far more advanced in the last decade, but according to the findings of one security researcher, the technology being used to protect travelers is still dangerously vulnerable to hackers. On his own time, Billy Rios of...
  • Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'

    Southwest flight stowaway to LAX: 'It was stupid'
    A woman who snuck past two airport security checkpoints in San Jose and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles, where she was arrested, told reporters Wednesday that she wouldn’t do it again. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was charged with a...
  • San Jose airport, facing another security breach, downplays threat of passenger without ticket

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Despite the second major security breach this year, San Jose airport officials and the Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday downplayed this week's incident in which a well-known trespasser somehow boarded a plane and...
  • Southwest stowaway pleads no contest; must stay away from LAX

    Southwest stowaway pleads no contest; must stay away from LAX
    A 62-year-old woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to sneaking onto a Southwest Airlines jet without a ticket in San Jose and later landing in Los Angeles, officials said. Marilyn Hartman, who was charged with a misdemeanor count of entering the city as a...
  • Southwest stowaway's motivation may be loneliness, officials say

    Southwest stowaway's motivation may be loneliness, officials say
    The woman who sneaked onto a Southwest Airlines jet without a ticket in San Jose, only to be arrested as a stowaway roughly an hour later when the flight landed in Los Angeles, may have simply been seeking companionship from fellow passengers, authorities...
  • Southwest jet stowaway arrested after flight to LAX

    Southwest jet stowaway arrested after flight to LAX
    A woman who breached security at Mineta San Jose International Airport and somehow managed to board a Southwest flight to Los Angeles did not pose a security threat, authorities said Wednesday. The woman – identified by Los Angeles International...
  • Get rid of the TSA? The agency's chief says not so fast

    Get rid of the TSA? The agency's chief says not so fast
    Do away with the Transportation Security Administration, critics implore. It's all just security theater, useless measures meant to make people feel safe. No terrorist plot has ever been stopped by the TSA, they insist. TSA Administrator John Pistole...
  • Travel Letters: Liberty Memorial's history-making day in Missouri

    A very nice article about the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. ["Moving Memorial, Piece by Piece" by Cynthia Mines, July 27]. If I could add, Gen. John J. Pershing was born in Laclede, Mo. The site dedication in 1921 was the only time that the...
  • Non-Functioning Gun Found At Bradley Airport

    Non-Functioning Gun Found At Bradley Airport
    WINDSOR LOCKS — A Waterbury man was charged Monday afternoon when authorities found a non-functioning gun in a carry-on bag at a security checkpoint in Bradley International Airport, state police said. Angel Santiago, 32, of Rawley Avenue, was...
  • Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares

    Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares
    Notice to anyone booking a flight: Airfares are in the spotlight this week in Washington, D.C., scrutinized over how they are presented in advertisements and on the Web as well as for a security fee hike that's baked into ticket prices. Consumer...
  • Duty-free shoppers, make sure you've got rules on liquids in the bag

    Question: My husband and I recently returned from an overseas trip. We flew from Naples, Italy, to Vancouver, Canada, before our last leg to LAX. After we cleared security in Naples, we did some shopping in the duty-free store, where we bought two bottles...