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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
Transportation Security Administration Each week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) details some of the items they uncovered during airport searches on their blog. This week the administration found not only a record 50...Show More Summary
A loaded gun has been found in Newark airport, sparking a security alert among TSA staff. A man has been arrested in relation to the incident, although he has claimed it was all a mistake and he simply forgot that he was carrying that gun in his bag.
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We’re less likely to recognize Depression in men than we are in women, because patriarchy. Worldwide, the number of transgender people who were murdered went up – by 20 percent – in 2012. Why did TSA find it necessary to pat down Solange Knowles‘ afro? Unemployed black woman pretends to be white and finds she [...]
Google: Nexus 10 Is An Experiment To Rescue An Underpowered Tablet Market That’s nice, but did it need to be rescued? TSA Finds Weapons In The Weirdest Places: Knives In Foot Powder, Guns In Plants And More I’m sure it would have been...Show More Summary
Why do some idiots hide weapons when they fly. They’re just asking for trouble! And seriously, is there a need to wrap knives in foil and then hide it in a bottle of foot powder? Or put a knife inside lipstick? Here are the weapons the TSA found in the weirdest places.