Content Tagged As transportation_security_administration

1 year 8 months ago

TSA soon allowing small knives and bats on planes

The Transportation Security Administration is making changes to the prohibited items list. The changes go into effect April 25th, 2013 and include items like small knives with non-locking blades, novelty-sized toy bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, and two golf clubs as part of their carry on...

3 years 4 months ago

Prosecutor says no charges filed in groping case

PHOENIX (AP) - The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says that no charges have been filed against a Colorado woman arrested on suspicion of groping a female Transportation Security Administration agent in Phoenix. After initially reviewing the case against 61-year-old Yukari Miyamae, the County Attorney determined the facts alleged did...

3 years 6 months ago

New body scanners may not be coming to an airport near you

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans controlling the Transportation Security Administration's purse strings are moving to cut off new money for those advanced airport scanners that have sparked outrage over their revealing images of travelers' bodies. Draft legislation released by the Appropriations homeland security subcommittee denies the Obama administration's $76...

3 years 6 months ago

House GOP moves to end money for new body scanners

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans controlling the Transportation Security Administration's purse strings are moving to cut off new money for those advanced airport scanners that have sparked outrage over their revealing images of travelers' bodies. Draft legislation released by the Appropriations homeland security subcommittee denies the Obama administration's $76...

3 years 11 months ago

Complaint filed against TSA in Colorado Springs

One woman traveling through the Colorado Springs Airport says when she was patted down at the security checkpoint, it went too far. Karen Bubb has filed a formal complaint against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), according to Colorado Springs Airport Director Mark Earle. Bubb was traveling through the airport...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama's nominee to lead TSA withdraws

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day. Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a...

4 years 10 months ago

Sen. DeMint standing firm against TSA nominee

A Republican senator who is blocking confirmation of President Barack Obama's choice to head the Transportation Security Administration is accusing Democrats of trying to install Erroll Southers without debate. Interviewed on NBC's "Today" show, Sen. Jim DeMint brushed off accusations by Democrats that he's unnecessarily delaying Southers' confirmation at a...

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