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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States. It was created as a response to the September 11 attacks.


5 Things in Your Luggage the TSA Might Flag [Video]

5 Things in Your Luggage the TSA Might Flag

Nobody likes to be stopped by the TSA, but certain items catch their attention.

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TSA Bans TikTok Use By Its Workers [Video]

TSA Bans TikTok Use By Its Workers

TSA follows similar moves by the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Army against the China-based app. The decision comes after TSA workers were found to have used TikTok for discussing boarding..

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TSA worker at Newark airport dies of COVID-19, becoming agency's first casualty

"Frank" Boccabella III, who worked as a explosive detection canine handler at at Newark Liberty International Airport died Thursday, TSA said. - Published

90% fewer passengers are flying than last year because of coronavirus, TSA says

TSA airport checkpoint numbers show the number of airline passengers fell below 200,000 Friday and Saturday because of the coronavirus pandemic. - Published

50 TSA screening officers and 19 more employees test positive for coronavirus

Fifty TSA screening officers and 19 additional TSA employees across the United States have tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks. - Published

TSA to accept some expired licenses as ID at airport security checkpoints

TSA is now allowing a grace period for those who haven't been able to get their driver's licenses renewed amid the coronavirus pandemic. - Published

To limit coronavirus exposure, U.S. airport security screeners push for better masks

A union representing U.S. airport security screeners is urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply more effective masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus,..
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U.S. airport security screeners push for better masks to limit coronavirus exposure

A union representing U.S. airport security screeners is urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply more effective masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus,..
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Renowned African musician says the TSA destroyed his priceless musical instrument at JFK Airport

A famed Malian musician took to social media on Wednesday to mourn the loss of a priceless instrument he claims was destroyed by the Transportation Security Administration at JFK Airport. - Published

‘Show me your full breasts’: Airport security agent tricked passenger into exposing herself, official says

‘show me your full breasts’: airport security agent tricked passenger into exposing herself, official says
An airport security official tricked a female traveller into twice showing him her breasts, a California attorney said. Johnathon Lomeli, 22, was working as a Transportation Security Administration..
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What travelers need to know as TSA, airports brace for Super Bowl LIV travelers

Long before the final matchup was set for Super Bowl LIV, airports and security officials were making game plans for dealing with an influx of flyers. - Published

T.S.A. Finds Record Number of Guns at Airports in 2019

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said that the yearslong uptick was “deeply troubling.” A vast majority of the firearms were loaded, the agency said. - Published Also reported by •

Ramy Youssef's Golden Globe trophy searched by TSA, star suggests it's over 'Muslim name'

Ramy Youssef's Golden Globe trophy was flagged at the Los Angeles International Airport days after he won lead actor in a comedy for Hulu's "Ramy." - Published

Racial bias in facial recognition software: What travelers should know as TSA, CBP expand programs

Researchers found evidence of bias against minorities in facial recognition software as its use is set to expand at airport security checkpoints. - Published

Will my flight have Wi-Fi? Can I take gifts through TSA? Holiday travel questions answered

More than 40 million passengers are expected to travel during the holiday season that runs through Jan. 5. Here's what to know if you're one of them. - Published

TSA officers find high-capacity gun magazines hidden in an infant toy at Orlando airport

TSA revealed officers discovered two high capacity magazines in an infant's toy at the Orlando International Airport. - Published

8 things to do before you get to the airport to make Thanksgiving flights go more smoothly

Don't wait to brush up on basic economy restrictions, download movies, change your seats or make sure TSA PreCheck is on your boarding pass. - Published

Holiday foods the TSA will and won't allow in a carry-on

If you're planning on bringing meal ingredients or left-overs with you on your holiday flights, this guide will come in handy. - Published

TSA testing advanced airport security technology

As the Transportation Security Administration field tests advanced screening technologies for passengers at an airport teminal in Las Vegas, researchers at the University of Rhode Island are also..
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TSA testing "digital dog nose" and other tech to speed up screenings

While passengers in Vegas are helping evaluate next-generation body scanners and ID checkpoints, researchers are developing new ways to detect and neutralize explosives
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84-year-old Army nurse challenges TSA Agent to push-up contest before honor flight

Lt Colonel Maggie DeSanti treated wounded soldiers as a nurse, now at 84 years old, she's challenging TSA agents to keep up with her exercise regimen. - Published

TSA found a Flamin' Hot Cheetos surprise when checking Instagram influencer’s bag

A woman was attempting to clear airport security when TSA pulled her aside to search her bag. The culprit item? Flamin' Hot Cheetos. - Published

A man tried to bring a sword in his carry-on; TSA says no weapons, 'regardless of value'

A Brazil-bound passenger tried to bring a sword through the TSA checkpoint in Newark. He was eventually allowed to fly with it as checked luggage. - Published

'God bless you': TSA officer uses Heimlich maneuver to save choking passenger

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer recently saved the life of a passenger at an Alaska airport when she choked on a grape. - Published

T.S.A. Reverses Ban on ‘Star Wars’-Themed Thermal Detonator Coke Bottles

Like a stormtrooper looking for droids in Mos Eisley, the agency will allow passengers to move along. - Published

Those 'thermal detonator' Coke bottles at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge won't fly with TSA

Heads up, Disney travelers: Those Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge "thermal detonator" soda bottles look cool, but they won't fly with airport security. - Published

Real ID mandatory for air travel in 2020

By October of 2020, travelers won't be able to board a flight without a REAL ID or alternative identification. At airports across the U.S., TSA officers are reminding customers. Kris Van Cleave..
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TSA rolls out public awareness campaign for REAL IDs

Starting next year, American travelers will need a certified REAL ID identification card to board a plane. The TSA is rolling out a public awareness campaign about the change.
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TSA says REAL ID deadline drawing near

The clock is ticking for consumers to get a REAL ID compliant form of identification to board a flight in the U.S.
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Someone left this snake at Newark airport

The Transportation Security Administration reported that someone left a snake at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport. - Published

Rocket launcher found in Baltimore airport checked luggage for second time, TSA says

A second rocket launcher was recovered Thursday at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport. - Published

Kevin Bacon's unusual TSA violation: 'I think it's my sweet potato'

It turns out, Kevin Bacon's travel snack of choice wasn't quite TSA approved, the actor and musician recalled to Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show." - Published

Pilot ‘drunk on plane’ just before take-off arrested

pilot ‘drunk on plane’ just before take-off arrested
A pilot was arrested on suspicion of being drunk while onboard a full plane ready to take off. The pilot, who works for Delta, was arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when officers..
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Racist Display at Miami Airport Spurs T.S.A. Investigation

The Transportation Security Administration said it placed two of its officers on leave while it investigated the display, which included toy gorillas and a noose. - Published

Two TSA agents suspended after 'offensive' display found at Miami airport

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Tuesday it suspended two agents after it became aware of an "offensive display" in a baggage screening area at the Miami International..
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TSA puts officers on administrative leave after racist display discovered at Miami airport

The TSA has put two of its officers on administrative leave following the discovery of a racist display at Miami International Airport. - Published

TSA officers find unusual souvenir in luggage

TSA officers discover a missile launcher in a Texas man’s checked luggage. Veuer’s Mercer Morrison has the story. - Published

10 wacky items TSA confiscated at airports

From eels to chainsaws, the Transportation Security Administration has documented items its confiscated from travelers around the country. - Published

Texas man checks missile launcher in luggage, still caught his flight, TSA says

A Texas man was stopped at BWI Airport on Monday when TSA agents found a missile launcher in his checked luggage, authorities said. - Published

Airport Security Agents Find Missile Launcher In U.S. Serviceman's Luggage

airport security agents find missile launcher in u.s. serviceman's luggage
Transportation Security Administration officers at a Washington, D.C., area airport made an explosive discovery while searching a traveler’s checked luggage, when it turned out a soldier packed a..
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T.S.A. Finds Missile Launcher in Man’s Bag at Baltimore Airport

The agency said that the weapon was “inert” and that the man, who said he was active member of the military, was trying to take it home as a souvenir from Kuwait. - Published

Toddler injured after taking ride on conveyor belt at Atlanta airport

A young child injured his arm after he climbed onto a conveyor belt and was dragged all the way inside a TSA bag room at the Atlanta airport on Monday.
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TSA agents nab 3D-printed handgun part at New York airport

A traveler from Kansas was stopped at a security checkpoint with the weapon July 3
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Miranda Lambert, Mookie Betts and TSA PreCheck: Travelers can sign up at music fests, Red Sox games

The TSA is trying to boost enrollment by offering sign-ups at nontraditional venues. - Published

Did Chrissy Teigen's gravy make it past TSA? 'Is it a liquid or a gel, or is it gravy in a solid form?'

Its hard to know if your pastes, gels or gravy will make it past TSA. Chrissy Teigen put the gravy to the test. - Published

TSA chief says hundreds of workers have been deployed to border

TSA Administrator David Pekoske said between 350 to 400 agents have been sent to the border
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Interested in TSA PreCheck? It might soon be cheaper and easier to sign up

TSA, trying to boost enrollment in the expedited security program, is studying options including a shorter, cheaper membership and mobile enrollment. - Published

TSA officers injured during 'unprovoked and brazen' attack at Phoenix airport

A man attempted to rush the Terminal 4 security checkpoint, attacking TSA officers. Officers were taken to the hospital and urgent care clinics. - Published

Five TSA agents hurt as man tries to rush Phoenix airport checkpoint

Five U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers were hurt on Tuesday when a man attacked them as he tried to rush a checkpoint at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in..
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Grandmother sues TSA claiming she was subject to 'strip search' on Mother's Day

The TSA is being sued by a grandmother who said she was traveling in Tulsa on Mother's Day and subjected to a strip search. - Published

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