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54 Loaded Guns Seized at Airports Last Week
The seizures buried the previous mark of 50 guns, the TSA reported, and included 54 loaded weapons -- 19 of which at rounds chambered.
Fri May 24, 2013
Poll exposes pet peeves of flying
Most of us will put up with a cramped middle seat on a short flight. But on trips more than three hours long, we are ready to crack open our wallets and pay for a window or aisle seat.
TSA: Small Knives on Planes Likely in Next 30 Days
TSA Administrator John Pistole told The Philadelphia Inquirer that his intent is to implement the new policy "in the next 30 days." Originally, implementation was set for April 25, but the plan encountered unanticipated opposition from flight attendants, then from airlines including Delta and US Airways and then from politicians.
Thu May 23, 2013
Inland Empire Weekly
The "friendly skies" have gotten a little stabbier as the Transportation Security Administration considers lifting the ban to allow pocketknives on planes.
TSA's small-knife policy sparks bipartisan outrage
At a time when the partisan divide in Congress grows ever wider, it seems there's one thing legislators can agree on: They're dead-set against TSA's temporarily postponed plan to let passengers carry small knives on board airplanes.
Wed May 22, 2013
Three Airport Travel Apps That Work, Save Time, Make Flying Fun
Airport travel apps for smart phones and tablets are must-have items for some air travelers, much like that phone itself.
Were Logan airport security scanners scrapped because of radiation risks?
I was relieved when I heard the news that Logan airport would be replacing its full body backscatter scanners -- which use small amounts of radiation -- with the millimeter wave scanners that don't use any radiation.
House passes bill giving disabled vets expedited airport screenings
The House has passed a bill that would require the Transportation Security Administration to expedite security screenings for severely injured or disabled veterans and any family members or caregivers traveling with them.
Tue May 21, 2013
Flight Attendants, Congressional Reps At Houston (IAH) Airport Rally...
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants including United, American, Southwest and US Airways, conducted a press conference and rally Monday, May 20, 2013 at Houston Intercontinental Airport to continue engaging the traveling public in efforts to keep the ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
U.S. homeland security notice weighs on OSI Systems' new contracts
OSI Systems shares fell as much as 17 percent on the Nasdaq on Monday. They were down about 9 percent at $60.40 in the afternoon.
Sun May 19, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
Survey says 90% don't want knives on planes
The pressure continues to mount on the Transportation Security Administration to prohibit passengers from bringing small pocket knives into the cabins of commercial planes.
Fri May 17, 2013
TSA PreCheck Participants Eligible for Expedited Screening on Select International Flights
Effective immediately, The Transportation Security Administration announced that TSA PreCheck participants will be eligible for expedited screening on select international travel itineraries in addition to domestic travel.
Thu May 16, 2013
Oregon knife manufacturers seek to persuade TSA to relax ban on small knives aboard planes
From left are Leatherman's multi tools: Squirt ES4, Squirt PS4 and Micra, Leatherman is among the local companies that hopes the TSA changes its rules to permit small knife blades on airplanes.
Wed May 15, 2013
Brawl Between Passengers And Employees Erupts At Beijing Airport
Americans are constantly bitching about TSA security checks at the airport. But those hassles are nothing compared to what China East passengers recently endured at Beijing International Airport.
Tue May 14, 2013
Ore. airport stripper contests $1,000 fine
An Oregon man who stripped naked at Portland International Airport to protest a security check - and became an Internet celebrity because of the disrobing - went to court Tuesday to contest the federal government's proposal to fine him $1,000. The Transportation Security Administration is fining 50-year-old John Brennan for interfering with the ... (more)
Implant Sciences Corp. Ships 8 Explosives Trace Detection Systems To...
Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced it has shipped eight Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors in a follow-on order to the Mexico City International Airport.
Mon May 13, 2013
TSA Attempt to Fine Naked Man at Scanner Shows Problems with Administrative Law
You saw at Reason 24/7 last week that John Brennan, who went vital with his video of stripping naked in protest at a Portland airport TSA station, is facing a $1,000 fine from the agency and intends to appeal.
'I will always love you' diverts flight
Unless you cause a ruckus and divert a non-stop flight from Los Angeles to New York to another airport.
British Journalists Sneak 3D Printed Gun On Board A Train Without Being Caught
Early last week, Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed realized his dream of a fully 3D printed gun with the Liberator - a handgun that can fire a single bullet.
Precheck program expands internationally
The expedited screening program that began at Pittsburgh International Airport in October is now extending to some passengers traveling internationally, including the Pittsburgh-to-Paris nonstop flights that resumed this past weekend on Delta Air Lines .