WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport...
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man had a loaded handgun at a security checkpoint at a Connecticut airport.
The Transportation Security Administration says its officers...
The Trump administration is starting to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border to help handle the flow of migrants.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Federal airport security authorities say they found a loaded handgun in a carry-on bag at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport last week.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been cited after a loaded handgun was detected in a bag at an airport.
The Transportation Security Administration says in a news release...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been cited after a loaded handgun was detected in a carry-on bag at Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan National Airport.
DENVER (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested at Denver International Airport on charges of sexual assault on a child.
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Johnston stands over a table full of peculiar items confiscated at Dulles International Airport: a glittery clutch with brass knuckles as a clasp. A perfume bottle shaped...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is reminding flyers to not leave guns in their carry-ons after seeing a sudden uptick in firearms found in luggage in eastern...
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Florida man's plans to bring a military rocket-propelled grenade launcher back home were shot down after security screeners at a Pennsylvania airport spotted the...
BOSTON (AP) — Police have arrested a New Hampshire man they say brought a loaded handgun to Boston's Logan International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration says the Salem,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several lawmakers are pushing a proposal to make sure airport security screeners get paid during future government shutdowns.
The lawmakers, all Democrats, said Wednesday their legislation would require that all money from security fees on airline tickets go only for aviation security. It would let the Transportation Security Administration use the money to pay screeners during a break in TSA appropriations.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal transportation officials say dozens of firearms were seized in Tennessee's largest airports last year.
The Transportation Security Administration said on its website that Nashville International Airport ranked No. 10 in the country with 86 firearms seized at security checkpoints last year.
TSA says three smoke grenades were discovered in a checked bag at the Nashville airport Nov. 19.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airport screeners in Las Vegas found 59 guns and an inactive grenade in passengers' carry-on luggage last year.
Figures released by the Transportation Security Administration show the total number of firearms found in carry-on bags at McCarran International Airport represented a slight drop compared with 2017, when 62 firearms were discovered. Nationwide, the trend went the opposite way.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal security officers caught 14 handguns last year at checkpoints in four upstate New York airports. That's a decrease of two from the previous year.
The Transportation Security Administration says only Buffalo Niagara International Airport saw an increase, from three to seven guns caught. Albany International had a decrease from six to three guns, Rochester a decrease from four to two, and Syracuse a decrease from three to two.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida's busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for hours, grounded flights and caused serious delays.
Panicked passengers rushed past checkpoints leading to about half of the gates at Orlando International Airport after the man jumped, resulting in checkpoint closures for up to three hours and some flight cancelations.
ATLANTA (AP) — The world's busiest airport is experiencing long wait times to get through security just nine days before it expects 150,000 out-of-town visitors for the Super Bowl.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had maximum wait times Thursday of 42 minutes, the highest of the nation's top 42 airports, The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement Friday.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport had the second-longest wait time, of 19 minutes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head of Transportation Security Administration operations for Ohio has praised workers remaining on the job amid the government shutdown.
TSA employees will have missed two paychecks if the shutdown continues Friday.
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday that it earned a fourth-quarter profit of $319 million, slightly higher than analysts expected, as strong travel demand helped the carrier overcome higher fuel prices.
American's shares rose 6 percent in morning trading.
Airline executives said the partial government shutdown has hurt bookings, but that sales to other customers including key corporate travelers has remained strong.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane International Airport is reporting business as usual despite a record number of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick nationally due to the partial government shutdown.
Unless the shutdown comes to an end, this Friday will mark the second paycheck missed by 800,000 government workers.
The Spokesman-Review reports the number of TSA sickouts nationally reached 10 percent on Sunday.
The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week.
The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday's absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport says it expects "minimal, if any" problems for passengers since a security checkpoint closed because of staffing issues due to the federal government shutdown.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the travel industry (all times local):
Federal officials are sending extra security screeners to beef up staffing at checkpoints at the airport in Newark, New Jersey.
A Transportation Security Administration spokesman confirmed the move Friday but didn't give numbers. An airport official says TSA is sending 10 more people.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Transportation Security Administration workers are venting frustration with the current government shutdown at a rally inside the Pittsburgh airport.
The rally, organized by union leaders representing the 450 TSA workers in Pennsylvania, got underway Friday morning at the Pittsburgh International Airport's ticketing level.
TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized — but still at unusually high numbers — just before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds.
The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that 6.1 percent of its airport screeners missed work Wednesday.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida airports are helping federal workers who aren't getting paid during the government shutdown by offering free food, holding a food drive and opening a food bank.
At Miami International Airport, Wilkinson Sejour, owner of the Haitian restaurant Chef Creole, started giving away free meals Monday to federal workers at the airport who are among the 800,000 federal employees affected by the shutdown that began Dec. 22.
MIAMI (AP) — Orlando International Airport is trying to help federal workers there who aren't getting paid during the government shutdown.
The airport in central Florida is accepting food and toiletry donations from the public Wednesday. Other airport workers can donate food, baby supplies and toiletries Tuesday and Wednesday.
The donated items will be given workers with the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
ATLANTA (AP) — The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work around the country is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week.
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has acknowledged that a passenger bound for Tokyo passed through security in Atlanta with an undetected gun.
News outlets cite an agency statement saying the passenger passed through "a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a firearm" at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Jan. 2. The passenger notified Delta Airlines officials after landing at Tokyo's Narita International Airport.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami International Airport officials say they'll reopen a terminal Monday that was closed part of the weekend amid a staff shortage caused by the partial government shutdown.
Airport spokesman Greg Chin told news outlets Sunday Concourse G will resume operations Monday after closing for parts of Saturday and Sunday. The airport didn't have enough Transportation Security Administration agents to staff the security checkpoint.
Chin says the checkpoint will be fully staffed Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A day after its officers went without a paycheck for the first time during the government shutdown, the Transportation Security Administration drew in almost 200 people still interested in the airport security job during a fast-track hiring event Saturday in Tennessee.
Joshua Paders, a 31-year-old who attended the event, said he would still take a TSA position if he's hired and the government remains shut down and he wouldn't be getting a paycheck right away.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officer Ellen Jackson is planning to retire in April, but as one of about 800,000 U.S. workers going without pay Friday amid the partial government shutdown, the 59-year-old said she's driving-full time for a ride-share company to get by.
"I don't want to borrow any money," said Jackson, an Air Force veteran who said she makes about $38,000 annually. "I don't want to get into a deeper hole."
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown .
Employees of the Transportation Security Administration are expected to work without pay during the shutdown because their jobs are considered essential.
DENVER (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration at Denver International Airport is using a new technology that allows travelers to keep their hands at their side when screened at security checkpoints.
The Colorado Sun reports airport CEO Kim Day says the Denver airport is the first in the country to pilot the technology.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say three men in a three-day period have tried to pass through Boise Airport security with loaded handguns in their carry-on luggage.
The Idaho Statesman reports the Transportation Security Administration warned travelers in a news release Thursday that it's prohibited to bring a loaded firearm on an airplane in carry-on luggage.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two top officials for the mayor of Cleveland have been suspended for bypassing airport security at the city-owned airport.
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy got through airport security in Atlanta without a boarding pass and tried to make it on a plane.
The Transportation Security Administration tells news outlets in a statement the boy tried to board a plane Friday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport before authorities found him. The TSA says it wasn't a security breach because officers screened him.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Transportation Security Administration agents discovered a loaded gun in a passenger's carry-on bag at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport.
Officials say the .380 Ruger was loaded with six rounds and was discovered during screening at a security checkpoint Wednesday. WITI-TV says Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies confiscated the weapon.
NEW YORK (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers in New York bought a shirt for a shirtless boy who was traveling to Denver.
The TSA says the boy and his father arrived at a checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday and officers noticed the child did not have a shirt when he removed his coat for screening. The father told officers all their clothes were in a checked bag and he didn't realize his son wasn't wearing a shirt.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami International Airport is one of two airports picked by the TSA to test out a new security system meant to stop intruders.
The airport said in a statement Tuesday that lessons learned from the pilot program in Miami and at San Jose International Airport will be applied by the Transportation Security Administration at other airports nationwide.
BOSTON (AP) — A Muslim woman has filed a complaint against the Transportation Security Administration alleging that a search she was subjected to at Boston's airport "bordered on sexual assault."
The complaint was filed with the TSA on Wednesday by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Authorities say they found a loaded gun in an Alabama man's luggage at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The Washington Post reports airport police say Transportation Security Administration officers found the gun Wednesday inside 27-year-old Neal Mock's carry-on bag.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration officer showed he has some moves as he processed a family of five through security at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.
Officer Joshua McCall admired how one of the three children danced and the boy challenged McCall to a dance-off.
In a video that TSA posted on Instagram, the officer is shown keeping up with the boy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Transportation Security Administration officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking conspiracy and gun charges.
The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release 50-year-old James Blunder of Charlotte was sentenced Tuesday after his conviction in July 2017.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights organization said Tuesday it plans to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal government's terror watch list system, including a newly disclosed program in which air marshals have secretly monitored air passengers with no known terrorism links.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports.
It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted.
Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm, saying that dropping security at smaller airports could make those flights an inviting target for terrorists.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wait times are back to normal after equipment failed at three security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's main terminal on Sunday.
The airport sent a tweet around 6:30 a.m. about the problem with Transportation Security Administration equipment. The airport tweeted five hours later that the problem had been resolved and that "screening wait times have normalized."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A loaded gun has been found in a carry-on bag at an Alabama airport in for the 27th time this year.
Al.com reports Transportation Security Administration officers found the handgun Tuesday morning at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. TSA officers confiscated the gun and alerted airport police, who then escorted the passenger out of the checkpoint area.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court says airport security screeners can't be sued over alleged mistreatment because they aren't law-enforcement officers.
Judges on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concede that their decision leaves people who are mistreated by screeners with limited legal options.