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  • TSA behavior-monitoring program may not be worth the cost, GAO says

    TSA behavior-monitoring program may not be worth the cost, GAO says
    WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration, already under a harsh spotlight due to the shooting attack this month at Los Angeles International Airport, has spent nearly a billion dollars in recent years on a passenger behavior-monitoring program that has not been scientifically proved effective, a key government watchdog agency announced Thursday.
  • GAO criticizes TSA program to monitor passenger behavior

    GAO criticizes TSA program to monitor passenger behavior
    WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration, already under scrutiny after one of its agents was shot to death at Los Angeles International Airport this month, has spent nearly $1 billion on a passenger behavior monitoring program that...

    Charlize Theron on 'Fox News Sunday'

    Charlize Theron on 'Fox News Sunday'
    Charlize Theron puts in an appearance this weekend on "Fox News Sunday." The Oscar-winner is a messenger of peace for the United Nations. She and Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, are in the power play segment of the program at 10 a.m. Sunday...

    TSA officers will be retrained after racial profiling complaints

    TSA officers will be retrained after racial profiling complaints
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is retraining some workers after allegations of racial profiling by officers assigned to look for people behaving suspiciously, a spokesman said. The classes come after agents at Boston's Logan...

    BioWatch upgrade apparently postponed

    BioWatch upgrade apparently postponed
    WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about cost and reliability, the federal Department of Homeland Security has quietly postponed plans to buy technology that officials have long claimed could provide a life-saving upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's system...