LAX shooting

Lighted pylons at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

House passes bill prompted by LAX attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The House of Representatives has passed a bill on airport security that was prompted by a gunman’s attack on a Transportation Security Administration station at Los Angeles International Airport last year. […]

07/23/2014

Police stand outside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LA fire captains get mass shooting team training

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of city fire captains have been trained to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings after last year’s Los Angeles airport rampage. The Los Angeles Times reports  that the ambitious project […]

07/01/2014

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) police patrol car at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Union rep says LAX expansion overshadows security

WASHINGTON (AP) — A union representative for the police force that secures Los Angeles International Airport told members of Congress Thursday he still has concerns about a manpower shortage and a lack of coordination and […]

05/29/2014

Gerardo Hernandez

Family of slain TSA agent files claim for $25 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law firm has filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the wife and two children of a security screener killed in an attack […]

04/24/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. (AP Photo, File)

Quarterly progress reports due on 130 action steps after LAX shooting

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The head of the city’s airport-oversight agency said today quarterly reports will be made on the implementation of about 130 steps aimed at improving responses to emergency situations and avoiding a […]

04/21/2014

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

US lawmakers discuss attack at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of Congress and local officials met Friday at Los Angeles International Airport to discuss lessons learned from an attack last fall that killed a security officer and injured three other […]

03/28/2014

People exit Los Angeles International Airport Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

US lawmakers come to LAX to review shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of Congress and local officials will meet at Los Angeles International Airport to discuss the lessons learned from an attack that killed a security officer and injured three people last […]

03/28/2014

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

TSA wants law enforcement at checkpoints

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours. The recommendation was one of 14 determined after a […]

03/26/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti comments during a news conference at Los Angeles International Airport, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Report details out-of-sync response to LAX shooter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport was ill prepared for a crisis when a gunman ambushed security officers last year, and the emergency response was hindered by communication problems and poor coordination, according […]

03/18/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. (AP Photo, File)

TSA union says LAX report deeply disturbing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration workers says the union is deeply disturbed by the findings of a report on the emergency response to a shooting last […]

03/18/2014

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