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TSA begins rollout of PreCheck program for military personnelupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 14:13:00

U.S. military personnel will be eligible for expedited screening at Reagan National Airport -- a stone's throw from the Pentagon -- as the Transportation Security Administration continues to roll out its trusted traveler program known as PreCheck.

Officials adding more U.S. airports to passenger prescreening programupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 06:05:00

Tens of thousands of hurried passengers trying to check in at some of the busiest U.S. airports could soon find themselves in the fast lane.

Congress kick-starts program to privatize airport screenersupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 20:31:00

One year after the TSA administrator brought efforts to privatize airport screening to a virtual standstill, Congress has kick-started the program, opening the door for other airports to "opt out" of TSA screening.

Sen. Paul: I had nothing to hideupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:57:00

Sen. Rand Paul explains what happened after he set off an airport scanner in Nashville.

TSA turns away Sen. Rand Paul at airport checkpointupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:57:00

Authorities blocked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at Nashville International Airport on Monday after the Kentucky Republican refused a pat-down at a security checkpoint, his spokeswoman said.

New law aims to speed airport screening of military personnel updated: Tue Jan 03 2012 20:17:00

Members of the military may get expedited treatment at airport security checkpoints under a law signed Tuesday by President Obama.

TSA chief on holiday travel: New privacy filters, fewer pat-downsupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 06:30:00

The holiday travel week is under way, with Wednesday expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year in the United States.

Expedited airport screening for military in the worksupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 15:25:00

U.S military personnel may someday be treated to expedited screening at airport checkpoints if all goes well with tests that begin Tuesday at a medium-size airport in California.

TSA: Screeners find 4-5 guns on a typical dayupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:17:00

Federal airport screeners still find four to five guns at checkpoints on a typical day, the Transportation Security Administration's chief told a Senate hearing Wednesday.

Program could shorten wait at airport security checkpointsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 13:56:00

The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday unveiled a "trusted traveler" program -- one meant to expedite screening at U.S. airport checkpoints, agency chief John Pistole said.

TSA rolling out new screening procedures for childrenupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 09:24:00

Responding to the uproar over physical searches of children, the Transportation Security Administration is rolling out new procedures that should reduce, although not eliminate, the number of times children are patted down at airport checkpoints.

TSA to change pat-down rules for kidsupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 09:24:00

WJLA has reaction from travelers over news that the TSA is changing their procedures for children at airport security.

Airport screening: The 'P word' and other possibilitiesupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 19:26:00

A decade ago, tiny "travel-size" shampoos were fun stocking stuffers and a more expensive, more convenient means of packing toiletries for a trip. Now they're a reminder of the layered security landscape that has evolved at airports since the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Pistole: 10 years later, airport security is safer, but no guaranteeupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 06:49:00

Almost 10 years after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, air travel is more secure, but comes with no guarantees, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

TSA: 'More privacy for security devices'updated: Wed Sep 07 2011 06:49:00

TSA Administrator John Pistole discusses the evolution of aviation security since 9/11 and current privacy issues.

New TSA body scan less invasiveupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 18:24:00

The TSA is phasing out its graphic body scan in favor of software that shows a body outline instead. Brian Todd reports.

New technology will enhance privacy on body scanners, TSA saysupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 18:24:00

The Transportation Security Administration is taking steps beginning Wednesday to eliminate the actual image of passengers in body scanners at airports, replacing them with a generic outline of a person.

TSA takes first steps toward 'trusted travel' programupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 06:26:00

After hinting for months that he would start a "trusted traveler" program to expedite screening at airport checkpoints, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole took his first step in that direction Thursday, announcing a pilot project for passengers who voluntarily release certain information about themselves.

TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Floridaupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:07:00

The Transportation Security Administration stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 95-year-old mother was patted down and forced to remove her adult diaper while going through security.

Adult diaper removed for TSAupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:07:00

CNN's Don Lemon speaks to the daughter of an elderly woman forced to remove her adult diaper at a TSA checkpoint.

TSA denies having required a 95-year-old woman to remove diaperupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 17:35:00

The Transportation Security Administration has denied that its agents required a 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper last week before allowing her to pass a screening checkpoint at Northwest Florida Regional Airport.

Airport screeners to get more options to lessen pat-downs of childrenupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 18:58:00

The Transportation Security Administration is working to change its policy on how screeners can search children, aiming to decrease but not necessary eliminate pat-downs for young travelers.

Should TSA change screening for kids?updated: Thu Jun 23 2011 18:58:00

The Transportation Security Administration is changing its policy on how screeners can search children.

Lawmaker: Privatizing airport screening could save $1 billionupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 17:46:00

The federal government could save $1 billion in the next five years without sacrificing security by replacing federal airport screeners with private screeners, Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, said Friday.

GAO: Investigators drove 'explosive' into secure portupdated: Tue May 10 2011 22:46:00

Undercover government investigators were able to get into major U.S. seaports -- at one point driving a vehicle containing a simulated explosive -- by flashing counterfeit or fraudulently obtained port "credentials" to security officials -- raising serious questions about a program that has issued the cards to more than 1.6 million people, Congress disclosed Tuesday.

Runoff election needed in TSA union representation voteupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 16:47:00

After a nearly six-week voting process, it's going to take a little longer before the Transportation Security Administration knows which union will represent its 40,000-plus airport screeners.

Panel: Don't treat fliers like terroristsupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 14:36:00

Calling for an airport screening process that maximizes security but cuts down on passenger hassles, the U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday recommended key changes to the current system.

TSA administrator assures GOP on unionizing airport screenersupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 15:39:00

The head of the Transportation Security Administration assured Republican lawmakers Thursday that unionization of airport screeners is not likely to lead to illegal strikes or work slowdowns, but said he would be willing to fire workers en masse should that happen.

TSA clears way for airport screeners to seek broader union rightsupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 23:13:00

The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Friday gave the nation's 40,000-plus airport screeners the opportunity to engage in limited collective bargaining, pressing ahead on a hot-button issue that has separated Republicans and Democrats since the creation of the TSA after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Less graphic body scanning machines tested at 3 airportsupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 08:58:00

Tests are beginning on a software change in airport passenger scanning machines that will discontinue the display of personal body characteristics while still promising to catch questionable objects, the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

TSA shuts door on private airport screening programupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 02:07:00

A program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private screeners is being brought to a standstill, just a month after the Transportation Security Administration said it was "neutral" on the program.

More disclosure by airline travelers could cut intrusive screeningsupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 07:24:00

The head of the Transportation Security Administration says airline travelers could minimize their exposure during the screening process by disclosing more about themselves up-front.

More up-front disclosure by travelers could cut intrusive screeningsupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 16:58:00

The head of the Transportation Security Administration says airline travelers could minimize their exposure during the screening process by disclosing more about themselves up front.

All U.S. air passengers now being screened, government saysupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 16:30:00

All passengers flying within or to the United States are now being screened against government watch lists before they get their boarding passes, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.

Cancer survivor accepts TSA apologyupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 07:00:00

Thomas Sawyer, cancer survivor, accepts TSA chief John Pistole's apology for an aggressive pat down that humiliated him.

Give thanks for America's common senseupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 10:17:00

This holiday, I'm thankful for the common sense of the American people.

Opt-outs largely no-shows at airportsupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 05:26:00

The controversy over new security measures at airport checkpoints -- which some feared would boil over Wednesday, one of the year's busiest travel days -- instead didn't even reach a simmer.

TSA chief responds to 'Opt Out' protestupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 05:26:00

TSA Administrator John Pistole responds to "National Opt Out Day" protesters the day before Thanksgiving.

U.S. raises security concerns for air travelersupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 08:52:00

As millions of Americans prepare to take to the skies for Thanksgiving travel, a U.S. official says security concerns have risen again because of an article published in an online magazine produced by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Law enforcement officer left loaded gun magazine on planeupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:59:00

A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine that was found Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, officials said.

Loaded gun clip found on planeupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:59:00

A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine on a Southwest Airlines plane. KTVK reports.

Pistole explains 8-month delay in responding to underwear bomb threatupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:35:00

If the threat of underwear bombs became known last Christmas, why did airport screeners only recently begin aggressively checking for them?

Bob Barr: Choose to 'opt out'updated: Wed Nov 24 2010 05:35:00

Bob Barr talks about his involvement in the opt-out alliance. Barr says TSA security measures are "unconstitutional."

Pat-down backlash grows during holiday travel rushupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 09:06:00

As backlash against airline passenger pat-downs intensified with a viral online video, the nation's top airline security official said Monday that his agency is walking a fine line between privacy concerns and public safety.

Avoiding the scannersupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 08:30:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti looks at a movement to opt out of TSA body scanners on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Gibbs: Airport security policies 'have to evolve'updated: Tue Nov 23 2010 08:30:00

Airport security policies "have to evolve" to ensure the safety of passengers while minimizing invasive procedures such as enhanced pat downs, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.

TSA chief: Pat-downs will continueupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 05:35:00

TSA administrator John Pistole says that airport screening procedures will not change because they keep us safe.

Enhanced pat-downs necessary for now, TSA chief saysupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 20:22:00

Enhanced security pat-downs that have been vilified by travelers as legal groping are here to stay, at least for now, the federal official in charge of transportation security told CNN on Sunday.

Sound of Sunday for November 21, 2010updated: Sun Nov 21 2010 14:17:00

Candy and her team watch the other Sunday morning talk shows so you don't have to and show you the best clips.

Commercial jets to fly in skies reserved for militaryupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 11:25:00

Aviation authorities are gearing up for a busy holiday travel season by clearing skies normally reserved for military aircraft in an effort to make room for more unfettered commercial travel.

TSA head on screening proceduresupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 11:57:00

TSA Administrator John Pistole speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the government's airport screening procedures.

TSA chief faces lawmakers on pat-downs, body scansupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 11:57:00

The head of the Transportation Security Administration defended his agency's security procedures Wednesday, telling lawmakers it is "using technology and protocols to stay ahead of the [terrorist] threat and keep you safe."

TSA: Despite objections, all passengers must be screenedupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:52:00

In response to a video of a California man's dispute with airport security officials, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday it tries to be sensitive to individuals, but everyone getting on a flight must be screened.

Anger at invasive airport screeningsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:52:00

Anderson Cooper explores the TSA's screening processes and whether the scans and pat downs are an invasion of privacy.

Transport authorities expand awareness campaignupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 05:20:00

Federal transport authorities are ratcheting up security measures just ahead of the holiday travel season with an awareness campaign intended to make passengers more proactive in their own safety.

Board boosts airport screeners' bid to vote on union representationupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 19:57:00

Airport security screeners, boosted by a decision Friday by a top federal labor board, could soon be able to bargain collectively.

Dubai police chief on bomb investigationupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 22:44:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi talks to police about what they've learned about the toner cartridge bomb they discovered.

Cargo screening challengesupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 17:13:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks with TSA Administrator John Pistole about cargo safety on planes.

Aviation chief calls for security overhaulupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 17:13:00

Outdated security systems introduced to combat plane hijackings 40 years ago must be overhauled to address new terrorism threats, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Tuesday.

TSA to expand number of employees who will have secret clearancesupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 16:25:00

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding the number of employees with "secret" clearances to 10,000 -- one sixth of the agency's workforce.

Senior FBI official to take TSA reins Thursdayupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 16:32:00

It's been a long time coming -- one year, five months and 10 days, to be precise.

Senate confirms Obama TSA nomineeupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 12:02:00

The Senate confirmed Deputy FBI Director John Pistole as head of the Transportation Security Administration on Friday, ending a lengthy search process in which two previous nominees withdrew from consideration.

TSA nominee faces questions about unionizing airport screenersupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 09:49:00

There was little debate about job qualifications and more talk about whether screeners at the nation's airports should be able to unionize during Thursday's confirmation hearing for the president's latest nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA nominee appears for confirmation hearingupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 02:12:00

FBI Deputy Director John Pistole appears before the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday for the first of two confirmation hearings to become the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

Neighbor: Times Square bomb suspect 'didn't like the sunlight'updated: Tue May 04 2010 21:57:00

A suspect charged in the failed Times Square car bombing is a Pakistani who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in April 2009 and used to work as a financial analyst in Connecticut.

CNNMoney: 43 criminal investigations of Wall Streetupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 15:23:00

Criminal investigations of Wall Street continue to soar and now total 43, a top FBI official told Congress Friday.

Operation frees dozens of child prostitutesupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 14:17:00

Dozens of juveniles have been freed from forced prostitution by a nationwide operation that resulted in the arrests of hundreds of other people, the FBI announced Monday. Found Body 'Believed to Be' Jennifer Hudson's Nephewupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 16:56:00

Police have not yet officially identified the body of a young boy who was discovered in an SUV 600 Arrested in Child Prostitution Crackdownupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 16:45:00

More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children were rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution

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