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Transportation Security Administration

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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • No more cutting into the TSA PreCheck lines

    Here’s bad news for anyone who has ever used the expedited airport security lines without having applied for the program. The Transportation Security Administration has been so successful at signing up travelers for the faster security lines,...
  • Gun found in man's carry-on luggage at Midway Airport

    Gun found in man's carry-on luggage at Midway Airport
    A firearm was discovered Thursday night in the carry-on luggage of a 62-year-old man at Midway International Airport, officials said. According to the Transportation Security Administration, the gun was found in the luggage of a man traveling from...
  • Decision on seeking death penalty for accused LAX shooter due by fall

    Decision on seeking death penalty for accused LAX shooter due by fall
    Federal prosecutors expect to know by mid-November whether they'll seek the death penalty against the 24-year-old man accused in last year's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Prosecutors told a judge Monday that their case...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $85-million scanning system aims to speed up airport security lines

    $85-million scanning system aims to speed up airport security lines
    There's a new airport security machine in town, and it's not out to scan you -- at least not your body. The Transportation Security Administration will be testing an $85-million credential authentication technology that allows its agents to scan your...
  • 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...
  • Passenger feud over reclining seat leads to unscheduled landing

    Passenger feud over reclining seat leads to unscheduled landing
    Two United Airlines passengers feuding about reclining a seat forced the airline to make an unscheduled landing at O’Hare International Airport on Sunday, officials said. The skirmish aboard United Flight 1462, which was headed from Newark to...