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TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

Small Knives - AP

Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.


Racial profiling alleged at Boston airport, report says

Logan International Airport

Transportation Security Administration officers at Boston's Logan International Airport are alleging that a program intended to help flag possible terrorists based on passengers' mannerisms has led to rampant racial profiling, a newspaper reported Saturday.


TSA: 8 U.S. air marshals fired for drinking on job; 6 suspended

The Transportation Security Administration is firing eight federal air marshals for drinking on the job, and suspending six more for failing to report the incident.


TSA screeners allegedly let drug-filled luggage through LAX for cash

Four current and former Transportation Security Administration screeners have been arrested and face charges of taking bribes and looking the other way while suitcases filled with cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana passed through X-ray machines at Los Angeles International Airport, federal authorities announced Wednesday.


4 TSA agents fired for failing to properly screen bags


Four Transportation Security Administration agents are out of a job and a dozen more may be fired after the agency says they failed to properly screen checked luggage at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.


2nd elderly woman objects to TSA search at JFK

JFK International Airport

A second senior citizen is claiming the Transportation Security Administration made her pull down her pants as part of a search at New York's Kennedy Airport.


TSA chief promises fewer patdowns

TSA chief promises fewer patdowns

CNN asks the Transportation Security Administration chief about aviation security threats, new airport screening procedures and what he's thankful for this Thanksgiving.


TSA may back off airport body scanner health study

TSA may back off airport body scanner health study

The Transportation Security Administration may back off a plan to conduct an independent study of the health effects of airport body scanners, saying a soon-to-be-released inspector general's report validates earlier conclusions that the machines are not harmful.


TSA to fire ‘Get your freak on girl’ screener

TSA to fire ‘Get your freak on girl’ screener

The Transportation Security Administration says it plans to fire the screener who left a note in the luggage of a female passenger. A message posted on the agency’s blog late Thursday said, “TSA has completed its investigation of this matter, and has initiated action to remove the individual from federal service.”

Senh: Yes, some women do use sex toys, but at least make it seem like you didn't notice it.


US warns airlines: Terrorists interested in putting bombs inside humans to attack

US warns airlines: Terrorists interested in putting bombs inside humans to attack

The U.S. government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned. There is no intelligence pointing to a specific plot, but the U.S. shared its concerns last week with executives at domestic and international carriers. People traveling to the U.S. from overseas may experience additional screening at airports because of the threat, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Senh: This is straight out of science fiction movies involving terrorism.


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