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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Homeland Security chief plays down latest shoe bomb warning

    Homeland Security chief plays down latest shoe bomb warning
    The new head of Homeland Security played down a recent warning that terrorists might try to sneak explosives onto commercial planes in passenger shoes, saying the threat has been around "for years." In a press conference at Los Angeles International...
  • Complaints against airlines reported to U.S. fell 14% in 2013

    Complaints filed by air travelers about commercial airlines dropped by 14% in 2013, compared to the previous year, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. During last year, airline passengers filed 13,168 complaints with the U.S. Department of...
  • LAX shooting response criticized in report

    LAX shooting response criticized in report
    The emergency response to November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport was hampered by poor communications and a lack of coordination between agencies, problems that contributed to a chaotic evacuation and delays reaching victims,...
  • Consultant critiques law enforcement response to deadly LAX shooting

    An in-depth report that critiques the response of public safety agencies and airport officials to November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport will be released to the public Tuesday. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners,...
  • LAX shooting hearing focuses on increasing armed patrols

    LAX shooting hearing focuses on increasing armed patrols
    The debate over the presence of armed police officers at airport passenger screening areas continued Friday as lawmakers met at Los Angeles International Airport to take a fresh look at November’s deadly shooting and the steps airport and federal...
  • LAX officials outline improvements to emergency plans

    LAX officials outline improvements to emergency plans
    Los Angeles airport officials on Tuesday told a City Council committee that improvements in training, communications and emergency management are on the way in the aftermath of November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The...
  • Two different LAX shootings -- but similar failings

    Two different LAX shootings -- but similar failings
    A gunman walks into Los Angeles International Airport and opens fire, killing and wounding several people before being neutralized by security officers. First responders are lauded for their quick action and seeming efficiency, but a later review finds...
  • 8-inch knife found rolled in enchiladas at Sonoma County airport

    8-inch knife found rolled in enchiladas at Sonoma County airport
    The woman made her flight, but without the whole enchilada.  Transportation Security Administration screeners found an unexpected item Monday morning as an Alaska Airlines passenger made her way through a security checkpoint at Sonoma County Airport: an...
  • Airport security 'recomposure' areas worked but are disappearing

    Airport security 'recomposure' areas worked but are disappearing
    Can pictures of flowers and cozy couches tame the traveling beast? Apparently. Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW) last year tested amenities, including a "recomposure area" at one of its security checkpoints, that were designed to calm...
  • Stowaway entered airport 6 hours before Hawaii takeoff, source says

    WASHINGTON -- The teenager who hid inside the wheel well of a passenger jet bound for Hawaii entered the perimeter of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport more than six hours before the plane took off, said a homeland security official who...
  • Travelers on TSA's PreCheck program must still undergo screening

     Travelers on TSA's PreCheck program must still undergo screening
    Question: Now I'm really confused. I thought the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck meant that program participants would not be subject to the normal TSA checking procedure. My wife and I used the program for the first time on a recent...
  • Poll: You'd pay $50 for faster airport screening--but it costs $85

    Poll: You'd pay $50 for faster airport screening--but it costs $85
    How much is it worth to you to get through airport security faster? Most people would pay about $50, according to a Harris Poll released Thursday. Unfortunately for those folks, the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program,...