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TSA could start snooping on social media to speed up security screenings
​The Transportation Security Agency is already well known for conducting evasive searches at American airports, but new measures may soon see the social media accounts of potential passengers being screened by TSA.

26.01.2015 17:54

TSA confiscated over 2,000 guns, numerous grenades at US airports in 2014
The Transportation Security Administration made a record number of weapon confiscations in 2014, seizing more than 2,000 guns, as well as flash and smoke grenades, knives, drugs, and stun guns. It even found an 8-inch knife hidden in an enchilada.

24.01.2015 01:40

Supreme Court: Fired TSA Air Marshal can get whistleblower protection
A former Air Marshal who was fired for leaking news that the government had been preparing to stop employing Air Marshals on overnight flights is eligible for whistleblower protection, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

22.01.2015 02:46

US steps up airport, federal building security after Paris attacks
The Department of Homeland Security secretary has announced increased vigilance regarding national security, as well as stepped-up random searches of travelers and carry-on luggage in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris.

14.01.2015 00:47

Head of UK torture probe requests CIA data on British role in rendition
Sir Malcolm Rifkind has requested data from the US to learn the extent of British intelligence’s involvement in the CIA’s torture program. The UK government’s contradictory statements on the issue have only fanned the flames of suspicion.

14.12.2014 06:31

New racial-profiling rules don't apply to TSA, border security, Secret Service
New federal policing rules will expand protections against racial and ethnic profiling to include gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. US Attorney General Eric Holder hopes local law enforcement adopt the guidelines.

08.12.2014 15:03

​US racial profiling 'to remain at airports, border checks'
The Obama administration will continue to allow the Department of Homeland Security to conduct racial profiling at airports and borders, a decision that comes amid high-profile cases of excessive use of police force against minorities.

06.12.2014 10:09

NFL teams raided, team doctors questioned by DEA agents after Sunday games
The Drug Enforcement Administration randomly inspected three NFL teams after their away games on Sunday. DEA agents were looking into allegations that team doctors were illegally dispensing prescription narcotics.

17.11.2014 21:10

Man sues TSA for spilling his mother's ashes in suitcase
The difficult journey to say goodbye to his mother turned horrific for an Ohio man after Transportation Security Agency inspectors opened the urn holding her cremated remains and spilled them into his suitcase. Now he’s suing the TSA.

06.10.2014 20:39

Five airline workers charged with smuggling cash past TSA
Five US airline employees have been charged with smuggling over $400,000 in cash, which they believed to be drug money, past TSA checkpoints following a sting operation at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

26.09.2014 21:49

Researchers: Tests show TSA 'naked' body scanners can be easily fooled
Weapons are easily smuggled through so-called naked body scanners, according to new research released Thursday. The devices are no longer used at airports in the United States but remain in other government facilities worldwide.

22.08.2014 14:26

Arrested Arizonian claims bringing AR-15 into Phoenix airport was a political statement
An Arizona neuroscientist arrested on July 25 for bringing a loaded assault rifle into the Phoenix airport said he only carried the firearm to make a political statement, not to harm anyone.

05.08.2014 14:39