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​Excessive yawners, beware! Leaked TSA document reveals list of suspicious airport behavior
Arriving late to a flight with a confused look on your face and sweaty palms is enough to arouse suspicion among airport security screeners, according to an internal Transportation Security Administration document released by The Intercept.

27.03.2015 17:30

TSA ‘pre-check’ slammed as report reveals ex-terrorist breezed through
A program that allows one million pre-approved fliers to cruise through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints is under scrutiny by Congress following a report by federal inspectors that a former terrorist was let through last summer.

26.03.2015 00:49

​Union chief: Armed cops should help TSA at airports
The president of the workers union that represents Transportation Security Administration employees says that armed police should patrol airports across the United States as TSA agents continue to come under attack.

24.03.2015 13:31

Machete attacker in New Orleans airport had Molotov cocktails in his bag
Six homemade petrol bombs have been found in a bag belonging to the man who attacked security personnel with machete and wasp repellent at New Orleans International Airport. The 63-year-old attacker was shot three times and later died in hospital.

21.03.2015 21:42

Machete-wielding man attacks TSA agents at New Orleans airport
A man allegedly used a can of wasp spray against a TSA agent in New Orleans before pulling out a machete and stabbing another agent at the Louis Armstrong International Airport near New Orleans, Louisiana, according to local media.

21.03.2015 01:51

What a Homeland Security shutdown would mean: Who works & who won’t
Amid a political fight over President Obama’s immigration reform actions, US lawmakers have until Friday night to renew funding for the US Department of Homeland Security. If not, the impacts go beyond the furlough of 13 percent of the agency’s employees.

26.02.2015 15:12

Detained for complaining? Traveler held for 20 hours by TSA
A traveler is suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for placing him in a holding cell for nearly a day, after officials searched his carry-on bag and accused him of making terrorist threats.

05.02.2015 23:43

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