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  • TSA often seizes weapons at BWI

    TSA often seizes weapons at BWI
    Among the knives, real and toy pistols, and other dangerous weapons seized at BWI Marshall Airport, this one stood out: A curving 7-inch arc of jagged teeth with a brass knuckle-style grip. A blogger for the Transportation Security Administration...
  • BWI among airports to adopt prescreening program

    BWI among airports to adopt prescreening program
    Before year's end, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will be part of a passenger prescreening program that allows low-risk travelers to keep their belts and shoes on and their laptops in their bags as they go through security...
  • TSA to let kids keep their shoes on at the airport

    TSA to let kids keep their shoes on at the airport
    If you're age 12 or under, you can throw away the Crocs and flip-flops for that trip to the airport. This week, TSA said it is implementing a new policy that will allow kids to keep their shoes on when going through security screening. In addressing a...
  • Man from Egypt held on BWI weapons charge

    A Baltimore man of Egyptian origin was being held Thursday at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center after having been arrested at BWI Marshall Airport last week, when police said they stopped a man with 13 knives in his possession, authorities said....
  • 13 knives found in BWI passenger's luggage

    A Transportation Security Administration officer discovered 13 knives in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to board a flight at BWI Marshall Airport last week, leading to the man's arrest. TSA spokesman Kawika Riley said the passenger...
  • TSA hair pat-downs draw ire of black women

    TSA hair pat-downs draw ire of black women
    What is wrong with the TSA? First it was patting down toddlers and feeling up grandmothers in diapers, but now its agents are searching black women's hair. According to this New York Times article, agents of the Transportation Security Administration...
  • More TSA stupidity: Stowaway sneaks onto airplane

    More TSA stupidity: Stowaway sneaks onto airplane
    Wait, frisking 6-year-old girls and making wheelchair-bound grandmothers take off their adult diapers isn't the best way to keep airlines safe? How about deciding not to search suspected terrorists? That's not smart either? Who knew?  The...
  • Rand Paul calls TSA 'clueless' over random pat-downs

    Rand Paul calls TSA 'clueless' over random pat-downs
    One of our country's most ridiculous initiatives is the system of random pat-downs employed by TSA workers at airports.  They almost inevitably produce nonsensical results, such as 6-year-old girls getting frisked, while suspects on the federal...
  • TSA defends search of elderly woman's adult diaper

    TSA defends search of elderly woman's adult diaper
    A week after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) grilled Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole over the absurdity of his agency's random pat-down system (which results in 6-year-old girls getting frisked while suspects on the terrorist watch...
  • The unfriendly skies: TSA pats down 95-year-old cancer patient

    The unfriendly skies: TSA pats down 95-year-old cancer patient
    The Transportation Security Administration could scarcely have bought itself worse publicity than the recent revelation that a 95-year-old wheelchair user, a late-stage cancer patient, received a security pat-down and was ordered to remove her adult...
  • Travel-sized products and samples too: Consumer Website of the Week

    Travel-sized products and samples too: Consumer Website of the Week
    We Americans have been living with restrictions on the liquids and gels we can carry into the cabin of aircraft for years, but there are always some people who don't know what the Transportation Security Administration allows. You can't carry half-full...
  • BWI Survival Guide

    BWI Survival Guide
    If you haven't ventured inside BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport since last Thanksgiving, you'll be happy to hear the bathrooms are in the same place. So are the runways. That is to say, not a lot has changed physically. But the airport has had a banner year...