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Feb 8, 2019

TSA reports dip in guns stopped at four upstate airports

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 […]

Aug 3, 2017

More than 1 in 5 travelers knowingly or unknowingly carried prohibited items onto aircraft, survey finds

A survey of airline passengers found that more than 20 percent had knowingly or unknowingly smuggled prohibited items past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints onto the aircraft, including at least 6 percent who boarded the plane while unintentionally carrying prohibited knives or other bladed objects. Less than 1 percent claimed that they discovered belatedly that they […]

Jan 21, 2016

Five guns found by TSA at Rochester airport in 2015

The Transportation Security Administration found more firearms at the Greater Rochester International Airport last year than any other upstate airport. In 2015, TSA officers caught five guns at the Rochester airport, compared with one in Albany, two in Buffalo and two in Syracuse. In 2013, no guns were found by the TSA in Rochester. Three […]

Dec 18, 2014

TSA: Give Pre-Check enrollment for holidays

The Transportation Security Agency is urging consumers to consider picking up the cost of a TSA Pre-Check enrollment fee as a gift. TSA Pre-Check allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in the expedited screening program. It allows travelers to leave on their shoes, jackets and belts at more than 120 airport […]

Jul 21, 2011

US air agency introduces scanners to guard privacy

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration says it is installing technology in some U.S. airports to allow travelers to go through checkpoint security and have a generic outline of the body to be shown instead of an image of a naked body.

Jul 20, 2011

D.C. Circuit: Advanced imaging of airline passengers constitutional

The use of advanced imaging technology to screen airline passengers does not violate the Fourth Amendment, the D.C. Circuit has ruled. In 2010, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration began deploying advanced imaging technology ...

Oct 29, 2010

Packages from Yemen probed as possible terror plot

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Authorities on three continents are investigating whether suspicious packages shipped from Yemen to Chicago religious sites are part of a terrorist plot. Officials were investigating whether two packages ...

Oct 29, 2010

Officials examine suspicious packages in US, UK

PHILADELPHIA — A suspicious package containing a toner cartridge with wires and powder was found during routine screening of cargo in the United Kingdom, prompting authorities to scour three planes and a truck in the United States on Friday. Searches were conducted in Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and New York City.

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