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TSA reprimands bag screeners over job performance at Boston airportupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 21:26:00

The Transportation Security Administration is in the process of firing six checked-baggage screeners and suspending 14 others at Boston's Logan International Airport.

TSA behavior detection officers will be retrained after profiling complaintsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 09:51:00

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.

TSA confiscates cannonball, dead snakesupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 09:51:00

HLN takes a look at some of the unusual items that have been found at airport security checkpoints.

TSA rescues kidnapped woman at airportupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 16:58:00

TSA agents rescue a kidnapped woman in Miami and assist in the capture of her two accused abductors.

TSA to investigate racial profiling claimsupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 16:58:00

A federal program designed to uncover potential terrorists before they board airplanes is under internal investigation after employees claimed some of their colleagues at Boston's international airport are engaged in racial profiling.

Airport screeners closer to having collective bargaining agreementupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 17:44:00

After 10 years on the job, the nation's 44,000 airport screeners on Thursday came a giant step closer to having their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.

TSA credits officers with rescuing kidnapped womanupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 05:32:00

TSA officers rescued a woman from two kidnappers as a group of travelers passed through a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said.

TSA to speed flight attendants through securityupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 18:14:00

Flight attendants in coming months will get the same expedited screening at airport checkpoints available to airline pilots, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday.

Eight air marshals fired for drinking during trainingupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 15:32:00

Eight federal air marshals are being fired for drinking alcohol during training, and six others are being disciplined for not reporting it, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA proposes firing 7 Philadelphia airport employeesupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 20:50:00

Seven Transportation Security Administration employees at Philadelphia International Airport face losing their jobs after an eight-month internal investigation into an alleged bribery scandal, the agency announced Friday.

TSA workers disciplined for not rescreening bags and passengers updated: Mon Jun 04 2012 16:46:00

Forty-three Transportation Security Administration workers in Florida are facing disciplinary action for not performing additional screening on random carry-on bags and passengers, according to TSA spokesman David Castelveter.

Diabetic teen takes on TSAupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 08:18:00

A teen says her insulin pump was damaged when she tried to get through airport security.

How much do we really hate the TSA?updated: Sat Jun 02 2012 08:18:00

It's the kind of thing that seems to happen every day to innocent grandmas, teens and toddlers when they pass through the airport: Savannah Barry, a 16-year-old Type 1 diabetic, uses an insulin pump that can malfunction when exposed to technology used in airport screenings. When she passed through the Salt Lake City airport for a flight home to Denver in May, she asked for a pat-down, but Transportation Security Administration workers directed her to pass through a scanner. Her parents weren't there -- she was on a school trip -- but she trusted TSA agents to guide her.

Report: TSA security breaches mishandled updated: Wed May 16 2012 16:15:00

The Transportation Security Administration is failing to adequately report, track and fix airport security breaches, according to the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.

Report: TSA security breaches mishandledupdated: Tue May 15 2012 17:49:00

The Transportation Security Administration is failing to adequately report, track and fix airport security breaches, according to the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.

No-fly toddler? Girl removed from flightupdated: Fri May 11 2012 00:56:00

A toddler is mistakenly pulled off a JetBlue flight after being flagged on the "no-fly" list. WPBF explains.

No-fly 'glitch' has toddler removed from planeupdated: Fri May 11 2012 00:56:00

JetBlue Airways is apologizing for a "computer glitch" it blames for a family being told their 18-month-old daughter was on a government no-fly list.

Gun parts found in boy's stuffed animals at Rhode Island airportupdated: Wed May 09 2012 08:40:00

A man traveling with his 4-year-old son claims he didn't know that the three stuffed animals his little boy put on a conveyor belt at T. F. Green International Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, contained parts that could be assembled into a loaded handgun, the Transportation Security Administration says.

TSA: Gun parts found in stuffed animalsupdated: Wed May 09 2012 08:40:00

Rhode Island Airport Police say that gun parts and ammunition were hidden inside three stuffed animals. WJAR reports.

Man arrested at airport was trying to get on plane with loaded gun, TSA saysupdated: Tue May 08 2012 10:15:00

A 60-year-old man attempting to fly from Baltimore to Tampa, Florida, this weekend is facing charges for attempting to board a plane with a loaded gun, the Transportation Security Administration says.

Land mine casings found in checked baggage at NJ airportupdated: Tue May 01 2012 17:41:00

A New Jersey woman traveling to an explosives demonstration in California was stopped at Newark Liberty International Airport after land mine casings were found in her luggage, the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

TSA screeners at LAX arrested on narcotics trafficking chargesupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 08:30:00

Two current and two former TSA employees have been arrested in an alleged drug and bribery scheme by screeners who allowed large shipments of narcotics to pass through security at Los Angeles International Airport in exchange for cash, federal prosecutors said.

Ex-TSA chief: Knives should be OKupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 08:30:00

Former TSA chief Kip Hawley tells CNN's Erin Burnett why airport security should no longer focus on weapons.

TSA: Man at Philadelphia airport had fireworks, flash powderupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 16:31:00

A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday after screeners at the Philadelphia airport found flash powder and fireworks in his backpack, the Transportation Security Administration said.

'Safe-list' travelers get fast track through airport securityupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 08:36:00

A new program that allows American fliers to avoid pre-flight pat-downs by submitting to one-off security vetting is proving successful, and is set to expand, says the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Father: TSA agent's actions 'intrusive'updated: Tue Mar 20 2012 09:30:00

Matt Dubiel recently posted a video of his 3-year-old son, who was in a wheelchair, getting a pat-down from a TSA agent.

Video of toddler's screening at airport fuels criticism updated: Tue Mar 20 2012 09:30:00

A 2010 video of an airport screener patting down a 3-year-old boy in a wheelchair has become the latest Rorschach test of the public's attitude towards the TSA, pitting agency defenders against those who say the video shows the child being treated like a terrorist.

Good news from TSA: PreCheck to expandupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 05:17:00

CNN's Nadia Bilchik talks about TSA'S latest initiative to alleviate airport security dread, and how to qualify for it.

TSA set to test new screening protocols for elderlyupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 05:17:00

After years of criticism, the Transportation Security Administration is taking the initial steps to modify screening for people age 75 or older.

Florida airport pushing to opt out of TSAupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 15:45:00

A Florida airport is pushing to join 16 other U.S. airports in opting out of Transportation Security Administration screening in favor of private screeners.

TSA blogger apologizes for breast-feeding incidentupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 14:40:00

Traveling while breast-feeding is no easy feat in the best of circumstances. When Transportation Security Administration officials don't follow the agency's rules, getting through the airport with the gear -- and a baby -- gets more difficult.

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.

Government says airport screening machines safe for passengersupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 19:58:00

Studies by the U.S. government and professional organizations conclude the level of radiation emitted by full-body airport scanners is safe for passengers, according to a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report, but the findings likely will not end the dispute over backscatter X-ray machines.

Budget ax falls on armed pilot programupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 21:30:00

President Barack Obama's budget ax is falling hard on a program that allows pilots to carry handguns in the cockpit as a last line of defense against terrorists.

JFK baggage screener accused of stealing $5,000 from jacketupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 16:24:00

A baggage screener at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport has been arrested after being accused of stealing $5,000 in cash from a traveler's jacket, according to the Port Authority Police Department.

TSA discovery prompts New York bomb scare - six hours laterupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 01:19:00

A New York airport screener who removed two pipes from a traveler's bag and set them aside Monday morning prompted a security scare six hours later when the next shift saw the pipes and feared they might be pipe bombs, local and federal officials said.

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.

Grandma: TSA strip-searched meupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 14:03:00

The TSA denies an 84-year-old grandmother's claim that she was strip-searched by TSA agents. WPLG reports.

TSA regrets 'discomfort,' but says elderly fliers weren't strip-searchedupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 14:03:00

The Transportation Security Administration has apologized for the actions of some airport screeners, and that its officers did not follow standard procedures when they asked to see a colostomy device on one woman and put another woman's back brace through an X-ray machine. But the agency stands by its earlier statements that neither woman was strip searched or asked to remove any clothing.

TSA defends cupcake confiscationupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 05:38:00

A cupcake isn't always just a cupcake. Sometimes it's so noteworthy, it creates Cupcakegate. Just ask the nation's airport security officials.

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 launches toll-free help line for travelers with medical needsupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 15:28:00

Traveling on planes is stressful enough for passengers over the holiday, but even more so if someone has a disability or medical need. Now the Transportation Security Administration, which has endured widespread criticism for intrusive pat-downs, is launching a toll-free help line to get travelers through security checkpoints.

'Ninja'-style daggers found in book in carry-on bag at Reagan National Airportupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 18:00:00

It was the ol' hide-your-ninja-daggers-in-a-hollowed-out-book trick.

TSA seeks to fire 12 workers for improper luggage screeningupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 13:27:00

The Transportation Security Administration is "seeking the removal" of 12 workers for improperly screening checked luggage at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, the agency announced Friday.

Bill would strip TSA officers of badges in reaction to alleged strip searchesupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 18:43:00

The nation's 44,000 airport screeners would lose the title "officer," their metal badges and maybe even the stripes down their pant legs under a bill sponsored by a Transportation Security Administration critic.

TSA officer charged with sexual assaultupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 11:37:00

A federal airport screener has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly assaulted a woman near his home in Manassas, Virginia, police said Tuesday.

TSA may back off airport body scanner health studyupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 01:31:00

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.

House GOP pair bashes TSA on its 10th anniversaryupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 17:55:00

Ten years after its formation, the Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday got the type of birthday card no one wants to receive -- a blistering report from Republican lawmakers who said the agency is "bloated" and "inefficient" and has done little, if anything, to improve aviation security.

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.

House members to TSA: You will inspect all inbound air cargo, right?updated: Tue Nov 01 2011 18:52:00

Several House lawmakers want to know if the Transportation Security Administration is backtracking on plans to screen 100% of cargo placed on international passenger flights to the United States.

TSA officer faces dismissal over 'get your freak on, girl' note in luggageupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 15:30:00

An airplane baggage screener faces dismissal for leaving a note in a passenger's bag that said "Get Your Freak On, Girl" after discovering a vibrator.

TSA to miss goal to inspect all cargo on international flights updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 19:39:00

The Transportation Security Administration has told the airline and cargo industries it will not meet a December 31 deadline requiring inspection of all air cargo on international passenger flights destined for the United States.

TSA apologizes to cancer survivorupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 11:58:00

TSA apologizes for touching a breast cancer survivor even after the full-body scanner detected her prosthesis

TSA on lookout for big hair and snow globesupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 11:58:00

The sign at the airport was so ridiculous, I thought it was a joke.

TSA buys machines to check IDs and airline boarding passesupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 19:22:00

In a move that could improve security and keep airport lines moving, the Transportation Security Administration early next year will begin testing machines that match a traveler's boarding pass with his or her government-issued ID, while verifying that both documents are authentic.

TSA fires 28 over improper luggage screening at Honolulu airportupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 01:18:00

The Transportation Security Administration fired 28 of its employees -- in addition to three who resigned or retired -- following a probe that revealed bags were allowed onto planes at Hawaii's Honolulu International Airport without being properly screened, the agency said Sunday.

Airport tries express lane for fliers with one carry-onupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 12:53:00

Call it a security version of the speedy supermarket checkout.

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.

Dulles gets all-clear after partial evacuationupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 20:48:00

A search conducted at Washington Dulles International Airport after a bomb-sniffing dog sent up an alert found nothing wrong, a federal law enforcement official said Saturday evening.

CNNMoney: Post 9/11 travel: What airport security costs usupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 05:56:00

Remember when you could arrive at the airport 30 minutes before your flight, get complimentary peanuts and a Coke and be greeted upon arrival by a loved one right at the gate?

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.

What 'trusted traveler' means to youupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 08:49:00

You might have heard something about the Transportation Security Administration's new known (or trusted) traveler program that will begin testing in October. For now, this will impact a very small number of travelers, but it has the potential to mean big changes in the security process in the long run.

TSA investigating firecrackers in Southwest flightupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 00:09:00

Federal officials are investigating how firecrackers got into a Southwest Airlines plane scheduled to leave Las Vegas on Tuesday.

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.

Federal court OKs controversial full-body scans, orders public reviewupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 19:35:00

A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Transportation Security Administration can still use full-body scanners at airports, but said the agency erred in how it deployed the controversial machines.

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.

Woman angered over TSA hair searchupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 06:26:00

A woman with a "natural" hair style wants to know why she and her hair were singled out for a hand search. KING reports.

Army private arrested after C4 allegedly found in luggageupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 21:15:00

A 19-year-old Army private was arrested Thursday, one day after airport screeners allegedly found a small amount of C4 explosive in his checked luggage at Yuma, Arizona's International Airport.

25,000 U.S. airport security breachesupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 11:52:00

Lawmakers react to word that there have been more than 25,000 airport security breaches in the U.S. since late 2001.

Figures show thousands of security breaches at U.S. airportsupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 11:52:00

The nation's airports have suffered more than 25,000 security breaches since November 2001, according to a House committee, citing information it says it received from the Transportation Security Administration.

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.

Woman patted down by TSA files complaintupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 17:35:00

The daughter of the 95-year-old woman who was patted down by TSA officers talks to CNN's Brook Baldwin about the ordeal.

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.

Report: TSA targets Mexicans, Dominicans updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 09:38:00

A federal report says security screeners at Newark International Airport singled out Mexican and Dominican passengers.

Report: Newark airport screeners targeted Mexicans and Dominicansupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 11:37:00

Security screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport singled out Mexican and Dominican passengers for nearly two years, according to a federal report obtained by The Star-Ledger newspaper.

TSA proposes firing Honolulu workersupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 19:13:00

The Transportation Security Administration took steps Friday to fire 36 screeners and bosses at Hawaii's Honolulu International Airport after an investigation substantiated allegations that bags were allowed on planes without proper screening.

Suspicious letter spurs plane search in North Carolinaupdated: Thu May 12 2011 15:16:00

Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina searched a plane on Thursday after a suspicious note was found at the airport where the flight originated, the Transportation Security Administration said.

Program will put air traffic controllers back in the skiesupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 09:45:00

A program that puts air traffic controllers in the cockpit to view life "on the other side of the frequency" is being resurrected almost a decade after it was killed by Sept. 11 security measures.

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.

TSA security looks at people who complain about ... TSA securityupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 07:21:00

Don't like the way airport screeners are doing their job? You might not want to complain too much while standing in line.

Passenger behavior and flyingupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 07:21:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve has an exclusive on a TSA list of behavioral indicators officers consider when observing passengers.

TSA: Proper procedures followed in child's pat-downupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 07:44:00

An officer who conducted a pat-down of a 6-year-old girl in the New Orleans airport last week "followed proper current screening procedures," the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

Bill: TSA screening is sexual assaultupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 11:23:00

A bill proposes to make some airport security pat-downs and body scans sexual assault. WMUR reports.

Airport security scans: What would your doctor do?updated: Thu Mar 31 2011 11:23:00

I was in the security line at an airport a few months ago when I watched a fellow passenger do something I'd never seen done before: He dissed the scan.

TSA orders 're-tests' of radiation levels on airport body scannersupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 11:13:00

The Transportation Security Administration on Friday ordered re-testing of all radiation-emitting full-body scanners after an internal review showed calculation errors, missing data and other discrepancies on paperwork by contractors who routinely check the machines' radiation levels.

Feds probe alleged screening lapses at Honolulu's airportupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 15:34:00

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating between 25 and 30 officers who allegedly failed to check luggage routinely during early-morning flights out of Hawaii's Honolulu International Airport.

Delta places elderly woman on wrong flightupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 16:57:00

Security measures and airline agents didn't prevent an 80-year-old woman from boarding the wrong plane.

TSA officers arrested after allegedly stealing $40,000updated: Wed Feb 16 2011 22:46:00

Two officers from the Transportation Security Administration were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing $40,000 in cash from a checked bag at John F. Kennedy Airport, the Queens District Attorney's Office said.

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.

Flights delayed after passenger picks up wrong bag with pilot's gunupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 14:23:00

Transportation Security Administration officials are investigating an incident this week in which a traveler apparently unintentionally picked up the wrong bag and boarded an airplane -- not knowing the bag had a gun belonging to an armed pilot.

Pilot says TSA punished him for sharing videos onlineupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 08:14:00

A California-based commercial pilot says the Transportation Security Administration retaliated against him after he posted videos online showing what he described as shortcomings in airport security.

Reasons why you might get a pat-downupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 06:24:00

In November, CNN's Kate Bolduan sifted through both the facts and myths that surround the TSA's security measures.

Citing terror threat, airport security focuses on insulated containersupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 06:24:00

The Transportation Security Administration signalled Thursday its intention to closely check insulated beverage containers, noting growing concerns that terrorists might conceal explosives inside such items.

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