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2 years 8 months ago

Last minute holiday air travel tips

Thanksgiving weekend is always the busiest travel time of the year. This year AAA is projecting a 4% increase in the overall number of people traveling over last year and a 2% increase in Thanksgiving airline travel. With that comes a few reminders. First, if you want to bring...

2 years 10 months ago

Metal detector from TSA in Smithsonian Musuem

WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the least popular pieces of security equipment since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is now part of the Smithsonian's collection at the National Museum of American History - a metal detector from the Transportation Security Administration. On Thursday, the TSA donated the metal detector,...

3 years 1 week ago

Colo. woman accused of groping TSA agent in Ariz.

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a Colorado woman who allegedly groped a female Transportation Security Administration agent at Phoenix's international airport is facing a felony count of sexual abuse. Phoenix police say 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae is accused of grabbing the left breast of the unidentified TSA agent Thursday at...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Stun gun found on airplane

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine how a stun gun got aboard a JetBlue plane that landed at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The crew was cleaning up after the 10:20 p.m. flight arrived from Boston on Friday and found the stun gun tucked into...

3 years 2 months ago

TSA to partner with Pikes Peak Community College

The Transportation Security Administration will collaborate with Pike Peak Community College to train employees in security fields. PPCC will offer a Homeland Security Certificate as well as a two-year degree in Homeland Security. The partnership was announced today.

3 years 3 months ago

Another air controller naps; new schedules coming

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is changing air traffic controllers' work schedules following another incident of a controller falling asleep on the job. The Federal Aviation Administration says it happened early Saturday morning at a radar facility in Miami that handles high altitude air traffic. A controller fell asleep...

3 years 7 months ago

DIA security program in the CLEAR

Security wait times? Forget it. If you're willing to pay, one company says you can get through security at Denver International Airport in five minutes. The CLEAR program is back in business after the Transportation Security Administration gave the company the green light. Here's how it works: Registered members...

3 years 8 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...

3 years 10 months ago

Loaded handgun nabbed by DIA screeners

A father and daughter face charges for allegedly trying to get through Denver International Airport security with a loaded .22-caliber handgun. James Mueller, 44, faces a charge of illegally providing a gun to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His daughter, a juvenile, faces...

4 years 4 months ago

Air travelers to see tougher security

The government is rolling out its new, beefed up airport security plan in response to the failed Christmas Day attack, and travelers who haven't flown in a while my be surprised. Many spring break travelers are about to have their first encounter with the system that might see travelers scanned,...

4 years 4 months ago

Nine more airports to get body scanners

The Transportation Security Administration on has announced nine more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology as the U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and contraband. TSA security director Lee Kair said units will be fielded in the coming months at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; San Jose, Calif.;...

4 years 6 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 6 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...

4 years 6 months ago

Pat-downs often ineffective security stop

With all the screening technology at U.S. airports, the last line of defense is still the human hand: the pat-down search. But aviation experts say the pat-down is often ineffective, in part because of government rules covering where screeners can put their hands and how frequently they can frisk...

4 years 6 months ago

Key security agencies lack permanent leaders

Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off planes and out of the country remain without their top leaders. The Obama administration took more than eight months to nominate anyone to head the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. Those two agencies will be at...

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