Articles Tagged with tsa

TSA Fails To Stop Undercover Agents Sneaking Bombs And Weapons Through Airports

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American airports have a reputation for meticulously checking every passenger for weapons and contraband, especially since the September 11 attacks in 2001. But it seems the notoriously strict Transportation Security Administration (TSA) suffers from some major security flaws after all. According to ABC News, an internal investigation has been launched into the TSA’s operations at… Read more »

Seizing Alyssa Milano’s Breast Milk? ‘Not Okay’

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Alyssa Milano has had a busy morning. Busier than she had planned, when security at London Heathrow Airport confiscated Milano’s breast milk without a word and secretly disposed of it. Following the incident, Alyssa, understandably outraged more from the disrespect and the lack of communication than from the actual deed, took her fight to Twitter… Read more »

TSA Yawns: Yawning And Other Little Behaviors At Airport Make TSA Suspicious

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TSA notices yawns, fidgeting, and whistling at airports now. This is new information released on what the Transportation Security Administration is required to observe in airports. The Intercept obtained some confidential information on what TSA agents are looking for in travelers. Any small, seemingly trivial, human behaviors put on the TSA list typically reveal when… Read more »

Man’s Knife In Shoe Found At Detroit Airport: Passenger Now Faces Charges

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A man with a knife in his shoe was arrested after it was found during a security screening. The incident happened at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus on Sunday. The man’s name has not been released. According to Fox News, Sunday morning at approximately 7:22 a.m., Transportation Security Administration officers found “an artfully concealed… Read more »

America Bans Uncharged Electronics On Airplanes, Chaos Ensues

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American airlines have always had the strictest of security related policies. People have been frisked, prodded, poked and stripped, all in the name of offering safer air travel. But the latest norm has caused quite a furor at the departure terminals. Passengers are being held back for their gadgets. While this technique might have been… Read more »

Verne Troyer Facebooks Harrowing TSA Grope Pic

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“Mini me” Verne Troyer had a run in with the TSA yesterday — but the actor was a good sport about the incident, sharing a funny image on Facebook of his “enhanced pat down.” Troyer, who is perhaps most famous for his role as the clone of Mike Myers’ “Dr. Evil” in the Austin Powers… Read more »

WWI Artillery Shells Seized By TSA Were Hardly A Terrorist Plot

WWI Artillery Shells Seized By TSA Were Hardly A Terrorist Plot

WWI artillery shells that were seized by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport were hardly were hardly a terrorist plot. In a related report by The Inquisitr, several months ago the two oldest World War 2 veterans from Pearl Harbor met for the first time at age 107. The TSA has… Read more »

Security Portals Now Unmanned At Some US Airports

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Unmanned airport security portals may be the wave of the future. The new pilot program currently being tested at two US airports is a radical departure in airport safety technology. The system itself is a model of simplicity. A passenger departing from the terminal steps into an elevator-sized glass portal and waits while the cylinder… Read more »

Bill Russell Detained For Carrying Loaded Gun Inside Airport

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NBA legend Bill Russell was detained and cited on Wednesday for carrying a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Federal and airport officials made the announced on Saturday. According to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) report, Russell was carrying the.38 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in his carry-on bag when… Read more »

TSA Gambling Ring Discovery Ends In Firings, Suspensions

TSA Gambling Ring Ends In Firings

The discovery of a TSA gambling ring at Pittsburgh International Airport has led to dozens of employees being suspended and fired. The finding came after several months of investigations and careful examination of hundreds of TSA workers. What exactly where TSA agents gambling on in their illegal ring? Big sports events, including the World Series,… Read more »

TSA PreCheck Program Expands To Include 60 Airports

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The TSA PreCheck program will be added to 60 more airports nationwide. Passengers using the screening program will be allowed to pass through the lines without removing their shoes and belts. The TSA hopes to complete the program expansion by the end of the year. Upon completion, 100 airports will offer the faster lines. The… Read more »

TSA Misconduct Rises Sharply, Includes Bribes And Naps

TSA Misconduct Includes Bribery, Theft

TSA misconduct has increased by 26 percent between 2010 and 2012 a new government report says. Transportation Security Administration personnel were cited for misconduct more than 9,600 times in a three-year period, says the new report. The new report from the Government Accountability Office was released Tuesday. It says that in many cases, employees found… Read more »

TSA Searching Parked Cars, Leaving Thank You Note For Drivers

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The TSA is now searching parked cars at US Airports. A female flier in Greater Rochester recently took a trip, and, when she returned, she found a note attached her to vehicle. Left by TSA inspectors, the note reads: “Thank You For Your Patronage. Your vehicle has been inspected under TSA Regulations.” After realizing that… Read more »

TSA Shames Teen Girl At LAX, Says ‘Cover Up’

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With government agency overreach in the news, a report the TSA shamed a teen girl at LAX for her outfit is sure to raise some hackles today. According to her parents, the TSA shamed the teen, who is 15, over what appears to be a perfectly reasonable and even somewhat modest choice of attire —… Read more »

Twitter: Chewbacca Gets His Cane Back

Twitter gets Chewbacca his cane back

Chewbacca recently got his cane back thanks to Twitter. The actor known for his role as the Wookiee from Star Wars had his cane confiscated by airport security on his way back from a Sci-Fi convention. Seven-plus-foot-tall Peter Mayhew had his lightsaber cane seized when TSA thought it was an actual weapon, but thanks to… Read more »

TSA Detains Man For Describing His Sandwich As ‘The Bomb’

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Remember, you’re not supposed to say “bomb” in an airport, even if you’re referring to the quality of the sandwich you just had for lunch. One 29-year-old man learned this lesson the hard way after TSA detained and questioned him for saying that his lunch was “the bomb.” Jason Michael Cruz had to catch a… Read more »