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TSA Recommends Having Armed Law Enforcement At Airport Security Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration Wednesday released a report outlining several significant changes to improve security at airports including having armed law enforcement at checkpoints and ticket counters during peak travel times.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2014

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Leaving Your Explosives at the Airport

This is another of those “Somebody left a box of explosives at the airport for a training exercise, and then they disappeared, but somebody else found them later, and nobody was hurt, so it’s all OK”-stories. Except, it’s not OK.


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Man Faces Stowaway Charges After Airport Arrest

A Nigerian American has been indicted on federal stowaway charges after authorities say he breached three layers of airport security when he got on a cross-country flight with an expired boarding pass.


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LAX Police On Heightened Alert After Deadly Moscow Bombing

Los Angeles Airport Police were on “heightened alert” Tuesday after a suicide bombing that killed at least 35 people at Moscow’s busiest airport.



TSA Chief: Resisting Scanners Just Means Delays

Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/23/2010

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Try Wearing THIS At The TSA X-ray Scanner

God bless the American spirit of innovation: a Nevada company is marketing men’s underwear, specially designed for air passengers going through security checkpoints. Allegedly, the special fig leaf design shields the wearer from radiation, and ridicule, at the X-ray scanner.


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Airport Security Screenings Cause Growing Backlash

More travelers are voicing their frustration with airport security and its increasingly invasive procedures.


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Protesting the TSA’s Security Checks

The newly formed opt-out crowd wants fliers to demand pat-downs next Wednesday, with the goal of slowing long security lines even more. Hmmmm: passive resistance, an effective form of protest since Gandhi, and Selma.


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TSA Changing Pat Down Procedure To More Hand-Sliding Motion

The Transportation Security Administration is changing the way it pats down passengers at airports — moving from the screener’s traditional hand pat to more of a hand-sliding motion, a law enforcement official said Thursday.