A new report from the House Homeland Security Committee lays bare the culture of misconduct that continues to plague the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), finding a surge in complaints and a pervasive lack of accountability...Show More Summary
Workers at the country’s airports found flyers trying to bring 73 firearms on planes in the seven days ending last Thursday.
Either airport security is getting a lot better at finding weapons or more Americans than ever are carrying guns. The TSA announced Thursday that it discovered a record number of firearms at airport checkpoints in 2015 — 2,653 in all — a 20 percent increase from the previous year. More... More »
Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, and most of them were loaded, officials said. The Transportation Security Administration said that it found 2,653 firearms, 20% more than in 2014, and that 83% of them contained ammunition. ...
Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. airport security agents discovered a record 67 firearms in luggage passengers intended to carry on to airplanes during one week in September, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Of the 67 firearms found during the week ended Sept. Show More Summary
Dwight Howard Caught With A Gun At Houston Airport D-How is a gangsta now? Via ESPN Rockets center Dwight Howard was detained at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday for having a handgun in his carry-on bag. Houston Police Department
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The Transportation Security Administration keeps a long list of items travelers aren’t permitted to fly with including guns, knives, daggers, and box cutters. While the agency doesn’t explicitly tell consumers they can’t bring along stolen merchandise, like say 200 credit cards, if agents find the pilfered items you’ll likely be arrested. Show More Summary
Good thing this dog was discovered -- he may have been in for a ruff ride. TSA agents at LaGuardia Airport found this intrepid pooch while searching a passenger's checked bag last week. According to an agency spokeswoman, the dog set...Show More Summary
We’re big fans of the Transportation Safety Administration’s hashtag-happy Instagram account, since we enjoy gawking at weaponry that people have tried to sneak on planes, from ammo-filled Bibles to throwing stars. Yet the TSA protected one traveler from a horrifying discovery at the end of her trip: her dog had stowed away in her suitcase, and she didn’t even … [More]
TSA's Instagram feed is filled with photos of apprehended items you'll be happy made the no-fly list. Continue reading ? The post Photos: The questionable items TSA finds in people’s carry-on bags appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Check out this DIY luggage project gone horribly wrong! Somehow, two-and-a-half pounds of cocaine ended up in a traveler's suitcase hand rails. [ more › ]
In what may be the year's least shocking development so far, the TSA has affirmed its own order imposing a fine on John Brennan, the guy who stripped at a Portland checkpoint in 2012, causing the TSAgents to get all... Related...Show More Summary
A Canadian woman attempting to fly out of JFK airport to Barbados has some explaining to do after the jolly folks at TSA found some rather questionable material in her checked luggage. Read more...
Just like my second cousin twice removed Hildy used to say — a sure way to ruin a tasty batch of enchiladas is by hiding a huge knife in it and then trying to get through airport security. At least, she would’ve said that if she existed and knew someone tried to do just that at a Sonoma airport recently.… [More]
Post by Ericka Sóuter. If you are like me, the most you've ever tried to get past a TSA guard is a few toiletries that didn't fit into the required zip-top baggie. Most of the 638,705,790 passengers don't even try to get a bottle of Evian through these days. Show More Summary
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration found 257 more guns at airport security checkpoints in 2013 than in 2012, an increase of 16.5 percent, according to data released by the agency Friday. In total, 1,813 firearms were found in carry-on luggage at airports in the United States, roughly five per day. Show More Summary
Have gun -- won’t travel.
Airport security officers uncovered a record 65 firearms on passengers boarding planes last week, surpassing the previous record high of 50 guns.
TSA finds record number of firearms in carry-on bags