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Communication Lapses Cited In Response To LAX Shooting: Report

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report on the emergency response to last year's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport cites serious shortcomings in com...

'High' Flying Wash. And Colo. Passengers Travel With Stashes

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get throu...

New Details Released About LAX Shooting

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wo...

U.S. Airport Security Is 'Just A Show,' Expert Says

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

You may be better off not reading this if you're one of the millions of Americans traveling this holiday season. However, one safety expert is despera...

Obama Meets With Family Of Slain TSA Officer

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama has visited with the family of a Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed at Los Ange...

Secure the Terminal, Secure the City

Josh Stephens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Josh Stephens

Globalization happens at institutions like LAX, and they world, ideally, becomes a more friendly place because of it. At the same time, you have to wonder what an American city really is if we cannot get comfortable with, and in, public space.

Officials: TSA Officer Bled For 33 Minutes As Help Stood By

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 11.15.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department official says an internal investigation will be done into an allegation that an LAPD officer dela...

Federal Probe Questions TSA Behavior Profiling

AP | WILL LESTER | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal probe of a Transportation Security Administration program to screen suspicious behavior of passengers at airports sugges...

Will The TSA Allow Passengers To Fly With Weed?

Posted 12.08.2013 | Travel

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TSA Finds Razor Blades In Sneakers, Passenger Still Makes Flight

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel

HANOVER, Md. — Transportation Security Administration officers found a pair of razor blades in the running shoes of a passenger traveling throug...

TSA Ramadan Alert: Expect Unduly Clean, Respectful, Teetotaling Travelers

Melody Moezzi | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

Given the TSA's special interest in cultural sensitivity absent cultural knowledge, I recommend adding "none of the above" to the aforementioned list, as many Muslims on the move take advantage of a loophole in the Ramadan rulebook, which explicitly exempts travelers from fasting.

PHOTOS: TSA Joins Instagram, Posts Pictures Of Confiscated Items

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel

Other than toothpaste in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces, ever wonder what the TSA actually confiscates? Wonder no more. A TSA Instagram accoun...

Supreme Court Will Review Dispute Between Airline, Pilot

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will review a $1.24 million defamation judgment against a Wisconsin airline that reported one of its pilots as mentall...

TSA Drops Plan To Allow Knives On Planes

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration is abandoning a plan to allow passengers to carry small knives, souvenir bats, golf clubs and...

WATCH: Did The TSA Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel

A 27-year-old Ph.D. student says a TSA agent touched her vaginal area during a pat-down at a California airport; however, a representative told The Hu...

TSA Delaying Start Of Controversial Policy

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will have to leave their knives at home after all. And their bats and golf clubs. A policy change scheduled to ...

Did the TSA Harrass Us Because of Our Special Needs Son?

Marla Murasko | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Marla Murasko

My husband and I have traveled many places with our son, who is 7 years old and diagnosed with Down syndrome. We have traveled through many airports and have always followed the TSA policies. However, on this one particular day, we encountered rude and unpleasant harassment.

Matt Sledge

TSA Lawsuit Challenges Screening Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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,...

The TSA's Gun Fixation

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Truth is, the TSA is looking for a one-in-a-billion terrorist who wants to blow up a plane and the rest of the time, it's supposed to be in the customer-service business, coaching passengers through a hopelessly convoluted and confusing screening process.

A Modest Proposal for the TSA

John Malik | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
John Malik

If the TSA is going to be in the business of molesting our kids and grandmothers, I'm very uncomfortable with them doing so while wearing the uniform of a US federal officer.

Dem Senator Gets 'OMG' TSA Pat Down

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) shared an unpleasant travel experience with her Twitter followers on Monday, claiming that she'd been subjected to extra...

Flight Attendants Protest Knives On Planes

AP | JOAN LOWY and JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The head of Delta Air Lines on Friday joined the growing opposition to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allo...

Does America Have A Secret Crush On The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Yes, terrorists have been stopped, but neither the underwear bomber nor the shoe bomber were apprehended by the TSA. They were stopped by alert passengers.

Zach Carter

Sequestration Won't Clip Airports' Wings

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Despite extensive warnings from the Obama administration over the effects of sequestration budget cuts on air traffic control staff, t...

Love The TSA? Here's The Cure For That

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

At a time when the federal agency assigned to protect America's transportation systems can least afford it, there was another dust-up involving a young passenger.