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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Full-body scanners pulled from airports get use in prisons

    Responding to privacy concerns raised by travelers and civil rights groups, the Transportation Security Administration pulled 171 full-body scanners from airports last year. But the scanners — which cost between $130,000 and $170,000 each — ...
  • Former TSA screener incompetent for trial on LAX threats, judge rules

    Former TSA screener incompetent for trial on LAX threats, judge rules
    A former TSA screener arrested on six federal charges after allegedly making a series of 9/11-related threats against LAX is not mentally competent to stand trial and must get treatment, a judge ruled Monday. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 30, is accused of...
  • 8-inch knife found rolled in enchiladas at Sonoma County airport

    8-inch knife found rolled in enchiladas at Sonoma County airport
    The woman made her flight, but without the whole enchilada.  Transportation Security Administration screeners found an unexpected item Monday morning as an Alaska Airlines passenger made her way through a security checkpoint at Sonoma County Airport: an...
  • Union renews call for arming TSA officers after LAX shooting

    Union renews call for arming TSA officers after LAX shooting
    The union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers repeated its calls to arm officers Wednesday, saying the agency's actions after November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport "does not go far enough." J....
  • TSA calls for more police at checkpoints in airports

    TSA calls for more police at checkpoints in airports
    The Transportation Security Administration has called for an increased police presence at its checkpoints at airports nationwide, one of several steps the agency plans to take to improve security after November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles...
  • LAX baggage-heist case may be one of airport's largest

    LAX baggage-heist case may be one of airport's largest
    In what officials believe is one of the biggest baggage theft operations in Los Angeles International Airport history, authorities on Thursday said they suspect at least 14 baggage handlers of stealing thousands of dollars in electronics, jewelry and...
  • 25 baggage handlers may be tied to LAX luggage theft ring

    25 baggage handlers may be tied to LAX luggage theft ring
    An investigation into a baggage theft operation at Los Angeles International Airport has grown rapidly, and authorities now say as many as 25 baggage handler may ultimately be detained in the case. Police said the theft operation -- probably one of...
  • Stowaway entered airport 6 hours before Hawaii takeoff, source says

    WASHINGTON -- The teenager who hid inside the wheel well of a passenger jet bound for Hawaii entered the perimeter of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport more than six hours before the plane took off, said a homeland security official who...
  • Fatal airport shooting to be reviewed at LAX security hearing

    Fatal airport shooting to be reviewed at LAX security hearing
    The lessons learned from the emergency response to last November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport will be reviewed Friday during a congressional committee hearing at LAX. The shooting raised immediate questions about airport...
  • LAX shooting hearing focuses on increasing armed patrols

    LAX shooting hearing focuses on increasing armed patrols
    The debate over the presence of armed police officers at airport passenger screening areas continued Friday as lawmakers met at Los Angeles International Airport to take a fresh look at November’s deadly shooting and the steps airport and federal...
  • Lost luggage surprise: 97% of bags are found, returned within 2 days

    Returning from a recent leisure trip to Miami, Jerry Jorgensen landed in Detroit only to face one of the biggest frustrations of air travel: His bag was nowhere to be found. After making several dozen calls, Jorgensen got American Airlines to return his...