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New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin

Some family members of Sept. 11 terror victims are angry over new flight-safety rules that will permit small knives on planes. The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that air passengers will now be allowed to carry folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less. The rules go into effect next month. They'll also permit souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment. Debra Burlingame says small pocketknives can be just as lethal as the box cutters that are still banned.

 

TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

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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.

 

Odd behavior prompts United to divert flight headed for Portland

Odd behavior prompts United to divert flight headed for Portland

The man in the aisle reportedly would not return to his seat. Passengers said another man with him repeatedly stood up and kept asking how long until the plane arrived in Portland. Yet another man was reportedly reading a book about weapons, according to a passenger seated next to that person. All three were taken off the plane in Chicago.

 

T.S.A. Grants Pilots an Exception to Screenings

T.S.A. Grants Pilots an Exception to Screenings

The Transportation Security Administration will let uniformed airline pilots skip the body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints.

 

US bans ink and toner from planes

US bans ink and toner from planes

The US authorities ban toner and ink cartridges from passenger aircraft and all cargo flights from Yemen and Somalia, in the wake of a bomb plot.

 

Plan to send explosives to U.S. linked to al Qaeda

Plan to send explosives to U.S. linked to al Qaeda

A suspicious package discovered at the United Kingdom's East Midlands airport contained "viable explosives," and could have brought down an aircraft upon detonation, British Home Secretary Theresa May said Saturday.

 

Pilot refuses full-body scan, pat down

Pilot refuses full-body scan, pat down

A pilot who refused to submit to a full-body scan or the alternative pat down going through airport security said the procedures violate his rights.

 

New U.S. air traveler screening focuses on 14 nations

Air travelers from Nigeria, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and nine other countries will face full-body pat downs before boarding airliners under new security screening procedures targeting foreign passengers announced by the United States on Sunday.

 

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