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Wounded Marine Says He Was Humiliated By TSA Security

Posted 07.10.2013 | Los Angeles

A Purple Heart veteran is speaking out about what he says was a humiliating experience with California state capitol security guards and Sacramento Ai...

Matt Sledge

TSA Lawsuit Challenges Screening Secrecy | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration over its airport security procedures is heading to a court hearing next week,...

Andrea Stone

Jesse Ventura Says He'll Never Fly Again | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Jesse Ventura, the libertarian former governor of Minnesota known as The Body during his pro wrestling career, said he has stopped flying because he w...

WATCH: Is The TSA A Joke?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.11.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Take a few steps back from the airport spectacle, and the agency that likes to see itself as the last line of defense against terrorism is kinda funny.

Andrea Stone

Searching Breast Milk, Turbans, Genitals: Mobile App Is 'TSA's Watchdog' | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new mobile app that enables travelers to file reports of alleged racial profiling by the Transportation Security Administration from t...

The Incredible Shrinking Woman in Post-9/11 Hell

Ann Jones | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Ann Jones

I don't know how it happened. Or even, really, what happened. Or what it means. Someone in the U.S. government who specializes in finding terrorists seems to have found me and laid a heavy hand on my bank account.

The Art of the Shakedown, From the Nile to the Potomac

Lawrence Weschler | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Lawrence Weschler

In Uganda, corruption often arises out of desperation. In America, more typically, its wellsprings are greed, pure and simple. And it's hard to decide which is the more dismaying, the more disfiguring, the more disgusting.

Andrea Stone

John Mica Attacks TSA 'Chat-Downs' As 'Idiotic' | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee that oversees the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's recent test of "chat-d...

Labor Day 2011: The Travel News That Shaped The Summer

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel

With Labor Day upon us, and the kiddies heading back to school, the end of summer is sadly in sight. To bring the season to a close, we have rounded u...

Rod Kurtz

What Are Your Best Travel Secrets? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 09.19.2011 | Small Business

Full-body scanners, invasive pat-downs, endless delays, cramped seats, screaming babies -- ah, the joys of travel. Why do we subject ourselves to this...

Rod Kurtz

Phil Town: Confessions Of A Road Warrior | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

When we reached out to our Board of Directors recently and asked them for their best travel secrets, we received no shortage of advice. As busy entrep...

TSA Critics, Here's Hope

Kip Hawley | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Kip Hawley

Anybody can bludgeon the many shortcomings and foibles at TSA, and there will be plenty more opportunities in the future. But now is the time to give some positive reinforcement to a sensible attempt at innovation.

TSA: Security or Security Theater?

Kate Hanni | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Kate Hanni

After an extended period of inappropriate, knee-jerk response, dealing with real security threats by providing security theater, the TSA is slowly responding to public outcry.

Fear of Flying: Crazy Right Can't Get It Right

Dan Collins | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

I can't help noticing that a lot of the furor over airport pat-down policies has come from the crazy right. The same people will be the first to loudly denounce the Obama administration for any breach in airport security.

Mom Didn't Want Daughter's "Crouch Grabbed" By TSA, Gets Arrested

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.12.2011 | Travel

A distraught mother, en route to Baltimore, caused quite a ruckus at the Nashville airport on Saturday as she tried to protect her daughter from the T...

TSA Officers Force Elderly Woman To Remove Her Adult Diaper

AOL Travel News | Posted 08.26.2011 | Travel

The TSA has another PR nightmare on its hands: Security officers at Florida's Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport patted down a cancer-stricken, 95-year ...

WATCH: 8-Month Old Receives Pat Down At Kansas City Airport

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.11.2011 | Travel

An 8-month old receiving a pat down at the Kansas City airport has sparked outrage on Twitter after a fellow traveler posted a photo of the interactio...

Oh, the Horror of Being an Aviation Writer

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

To be an aviation writer these days means being barraged by disparate facts, eyewitness tweets, and partial impressions that can create a Frankenstein-like picture of aviation.

If TSA Security Measures Were Even More Invasive (PICTURES) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

What kind of invasive anti-terrorism security can we expect to see in public places if the TSA's "naked" body scanners and genital searches become the...

Flying In Europe? Don't Fear, They Don't Touch Your 'Junk'

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Belgium -- "Don't touch my junk" probably wouldn't translate well into all 23 official languages of the European Union. But Europeans don't need a ...

TSA and Instant Replay

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Kathy Kemper

Discomfort to passengers is worth the improved security, just like stopping a game to look at an instant replay is worth getting the call right.

WATCH: Passenger In Wheelchair Strips To Lingerie For Patdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Tammy Banovac, a 52-year old, wheelchair-user from Oklahoma, stripped down to her skivvies (in this case, black lingerie) to get through security at W...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Full-Body Scan.

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Aemilia Scott

In the media pile-on over the TSA's new scanning procedures, the loudest voice has been the one crying foul over personal exposure through imaging and...

Are Airport Scanners Dangerous to Your Health?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John W. Whitehead

"The scary thing to me is not what happens in normal operations, but what happens if the machine fails. Mechanical things break down, frequently."

The TSA Protests: Hypocrisy in Action?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

I didn't fly anywhere for Thanksgiving. This was obviously a good thing, as incessant news reports have informed me that TSA agents are groping Americ...