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Flight Attendant Tries to Bring Loaded Gun Through Airport Security

Flight Attendant Tries to Bring Loaded Gun Through Airport SecurityEducation Images/UIG via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A US Airways flight attendant was detained and then charged with disorderly conduct after she attempted to pass through security at the Philadelphia International Airport with a loaded .38 revolver in ...

TSA Detains Woman Because of ‘Attitude’

TSA Detains Woman Because of ‘Attitude’Education Images/UIG via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A woman who claims the Transportation Security Administration detained her from her flight because the agent didn’t like her attitude has posted a video of the confrontation on YouTube.The 22-s...

Flight Schools Still Unknowingly Training Terrorists?

Flight Schools Still Unknowingly Training Terrorists?Chris Rank/Bloomberg via Getty Image(WASHINGTON) -- More than a decade after the Sept. 11 terror attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans, thousands of foreign flight students are still not subject to terror database screening until aft...

Former TSA Agent Arrested for Demonstrating Pat Down

Former TSA Agent Arrested for Demonstrating Pat DownABC News(NEW YORK) -- A former TSA agent in Ft. Myers, Fla., who received a pat down she found intrusive is heading to court in early July to protest misdemeanor battery charges after she demonstrated on a security supervisor to complain about the way ...

Florida TSA Workers Fired, Suspended for Not Doing Random Screenings

Florida TSA Workers Fired, Suspended for Not Doing Random ScreeningsDigital Vision/Thinkstock(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Five Transportation Security Administration workers at a Florida airport have been fired and another 38 have been suspended for failing to perform random screenings last year.The incident occurred during t...

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

Report: TSA Underreports IncidentsJohn Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly half of the security breaches at the nation’s top airports go unreported to the head office, a report released Monday charges. Critics say the lack of reporting makes it more difficult to spot dangero...

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

Report: TSA Underreports IncidentsJohn Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly half of the security breaches at the nation’s top airports go unreported to the head office, a report released Monday charges. Critics say the lack of reporting makes it more difficult to spot dangero...

Henry Kissinger Gets a Pat-Down at New York Airport

Henry Kissinger Gets a Pat-Down at New York Airportamar Sibtain/India Today Group/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- What does one have to do to escape a TSA pat-down? No one is immune to a so-called secondary screening, not even a former secretary of state.Henry Kissinger is the latest in what seems to be a ne...

Ethnic Profiling by TSA? ‘Fly Rights’ App Made for Complaints

Ethnic Profiling by TSA? ‘Fly Rights’ App Made for ComplaintsFlyRights.org(NEW YORK) -- Thanks to smartphones, airline passengers have been able to pay for baggage, check in for flights and pull up boarding passes all with the swipe of a touch screen. Now, with the tap of an app, they can also fire off complaint...

Feds: Crooked TSA Screeners Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme

Feds: Crooked TSA Screeners Arrested in Drug Trafficking SchemeHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Multiple airport screeners have been arrested for allegedly taking handsome bribes to look the other way while loads of illegal drugs slipped through security at Los Angeles International Airport, federal officials anno...

Ex-TSA Head: Stop Searching for Knives

Ex-TSA Head: Stop Searching for KnivesJohn Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Transportation Security Administration has become a necessary inconvenience for most travelers as the list of prohibited items has increased and the lines for screenings continue to serpentine through many airpo...

TSA Rolls Out New Technology for Verifying Travel Documents

TSA Rolls Out New Technology for Verifying Travel DocumentsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Transportation Security Administration has begun a test program to electronically verify travel documents at security checkpoints. The roll out began last week at Washington Dulles International Airport.Travele...

TSA Modifies Screening Procedures for Elderly

TSA Modifies Screening Procedures for ElderlyJohn Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Transportation Security Administration is hoping to give travelers over the age of 75 a more hands-off experience as they pass through airport security.As part of a pilot program, passengers over age 75 will b...

TSA Confiscates Four Guns per Day

TSA Confiscates Four Guns per DayHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Transportation Security Administration said it picked up 1,306 guns at airport checkpoints last year.That’s four guns a day. And that doesn’t include the spear guns and bombs.Last week alone the TSA confis...

Bill Would Give $400K Left Behind at Airport Security to USO

Bill Would Give $400K Left Behind at Airport Security to USOScott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- When Congressman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., noticed someone left behind change at an airport security checkpoint, he started wondering about all those forgotten pennies. Turns out all that change really adds up: the Tr...

TSA Head: After Air Marshal Allegations ‘People Were Fired’

TSA Head: After Air Marshal Allegations ‘People Were Fired’Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that people were fired after an investigation into allegations of sexism, bigotry and incompetence in the Federal Air Marshal Service -- charg...

TSA to Expand Expedited Passenger Screening Program

TSA to Expand Expedited Passenger Screening ProgramDigital Vision/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Va.) -- Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday morning the expansion of the airline passenger pre-s...

Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville

Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in NashvilleABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director Monday morning he was being detained by TSA at the Nashville airport.The Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley, @moirabagley, tweeted around 10 a...

Woman Boards Plane with Gun in Her Bag

Woman Boards Plane with Gun in Her BagHemera/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- A passenger at the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport was able to board a plane with a gun inside her carry-on luggage Wednesday, but was taken off the aircraft and detained by security officials before the flight coul...

TSA Confiscates Frosted Cupcake for Potential Security Threat

TSA Confiscates Frosted Cupcake for Potential Security Threat iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- A Massachusetts woman who flew home from Las Vegas this week says an airport security officer took her frosted cupcake because he thought its vanilla-bourbon icing could be a “security risk.”Rebecca Hai...
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