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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

Two Transportation Security Administration agents walk with others after Terminal 2 was reopened at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1, 2013. A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding others. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

After LAX shooting, TSA wants new class of armed officers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – In response to the fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, the union representing Transportation Security Administration officers called today for the establishment of a new class of armed officers with […]

11/04/2013

Two Transportation Security Administration agents walk with others after Terminal 2 was reopened at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1, 2013. A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding others. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LAX LATEST: LA to honor fallen TSA officer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected gunman was in custody following a shooting at Los Angeles airport that killed a TSA officer and wounded two others. This is what AP reporters on the scene Friday […]

11/02/2013

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TSA: Don’t be alarmed at Muslim practices during Ramadan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration doesn’t want summer travelers to be alarmed if they see Muslims engaged in religious rituals on planes or in airports during Ramadan. During Islam’s holy month, from now […]

07/11/2013

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AP: More air passengers show up with guns

WASHINGTON (AP) – Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot. And, nearly […]

07/02/2013

Knives of all sizes and types are piled, among the items discarded at security checkpoints (AP Photo)

Feds delay policy to allow small knives on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers will have to leave their knives at home after all. And their bats and golf clubs. A policy change scheduled to go into effect this week allowing those items onto airliners will be delayed.

04/23/2013

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Off-duty Calif. cop helps airport agent in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) — An off-duty California police officer who came to the rescue of a security agent being assaulted at the Honolulu airport was praised by federal authorities as video of the incident was released.

04/05/2013

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Flight attendants protest new policy on knives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vice president of a flight attendants union says a new policy that would allow airline passengers to carry small knives is “outrageous.”

03/07/2013

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TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday.

03/05/2013

Traveler passes through full body scanner at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

TSA to remove controversial X-ray scanners

(AP) – Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away because the company that makes them can’t fix the privacy issues.

01/18/2013

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