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Ex-TSA employee claims agents routinely laughed at naked X-rays of passengers

A former agent for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago alleges that he and his fellow agents routinely laughed at naked X-ray images and engaged in rampant racial profiling. Writing in Politico, Jason Edward Harrington claims that employees regularly behaved inappropriately in what is called…

LAX shooting suspect Paul Ciancia pleads not guilty

A man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles international airport, killing a security agent and wounding seven other people, pleaded not guilty in a California court Thursday. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is accused of pulling an assault weapon out of a duffel bag and opening fire on Transportation Security…

U.S. budget deal will mean higher airline prices

The US budget deal reached this week ends billions of dollars in crippling automatic spending cuts, but paying for that would trigger something Americans love to hate: higher air travel fees. House Republican Paul Ryan and Senate Democrat Patty Murray announced their two-year budget compromise late Tuesday, and already the…

TSA: Travelers stranded more than $500,000 at security checkpoints in 2012

Travelers left behind a record $531,395.22 in loose change at security checkpoints in US airports in fiscal 2012, the Transportation Security Administration says. In a report to Congress, seen by the Washington Post, the TSA said more than $10,000 in change was forgotten at each of 13 major airports in…

New app allows Sikhs to report TSA for abuse

Sikh activists, fed up with being singled out at US airports, on Tuesday launched an updated smartphone application to make it easier for passengers to file complaints. The free, downloadable app called FlyRights lets travelers instantly send their concerns to the US Transportation Security Administration, which would then respond through…

Hatred of TSA led gunman to shoot up LAX, officials say

Dressed for combat and carrying a note saying he wanted to “kill TSA and pigs,” a gunman who grew up in New Jersey opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing one Transportation Security Administration officer and injuring…  …

Ex-TSA screener threatens LAX on eve of 9/11 anniversary

Early this morning, members of a federal task force arrested Alpha Onuoha, a screener with the Transportation Security Administration who quit his position. According to Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Laura Einmiller, Onuoha had been suspended recently, but suddenly resigned his position Tuesday afternoon and allegedly left a “suspicious package”…

TSA to allow small knives on flights

Pocket knives and sports equipment — banned on US flights since the September 11, 2001 attacks — are to be allowed back in aircraft cabins, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Tuesday. Passengers will be able to carry knives with folding blades 2.36 inches (6 centimeters) or shorter, as well…

Oregon man protests TSA by stripping naked at airport

A 49-year-old Oregon man thought the best way for him to protest the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Tuesay was to strip down completely naked at the airport, according to KATU-TV. John Brennan was arrested by authorities after refusing requests from the TSA to put his clothes back on. Brennan’s actions…

Man tries to board flight with knife in mayonnaise jar

A bizarre incident occurred at JFK airport in New York City Tuesday evening, where a man was caught trying to smuggle a knife onto a flight in a jar of mayonnaise, according to a spokeswoman from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The individual was scheduled for a flight to Mexico…

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