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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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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