Airport security

TSA security
5:18 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Feds delay policy to allow small knives on planes

Travelers stand on line at the LAX International Airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013.
Damian Dovarganes Associated Press

Federal officials say they're delaying a policy that would allow passengers to carry small knives, bats and other sports equipment onto airliners.

The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that the policy change has been delayed to accommodate feedback from an advisory committee made up of aviation industry, consumer and law enforcement officials.

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airport security
10:11 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Cancer patient asked to lift bandages at Seattle airport

A leukemia patient making what she calls an "end-of-life" trip to Hawaii says she was embarrassed by security agents at the Seattle airport who refused her request for a private pat-down and made her lift her shirt and pull back her bandages.

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The Two-Way
2:11 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

TSA backtracks, says screeners were wrong in elderly security search

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen passengers at Los Angeles International Airport.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 11:53 am

The Transportation Security Administration now says security screeners at Kennedy Airport in New York were wrong when they asked two elderly women to show them medical devices that were under their clothing.

In a letter sent to state Sen. Michael Gianaris and acquired by the New York Daily News, the Department of Homeland Security said that there was no evidence the two women were strip-searched, as they claimed, but that their agents did go further than they should have.

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