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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
USATODAY.com - Published 3 weeks ago 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,.. Reuters - Published on March 10, 2020
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,.. Reuters - Published on March 10, 2020
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on February 8, 2020
‘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.. WorldNews - Published on February 7, 2020 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on January 28, 2020
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. NYTimes.com - Published on January 16, 2020 Also reported by • USATODAY.com
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."
USATODAY.com - Published on January 7, 2020
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on December 30, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on December 20, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on November 27, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on November 26, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on November 26, 2019
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.. CBS News - Published on November 25, 2019 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 CBS News - Published on November 25, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on October 18, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on October 9, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on October 9, 2019 '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.
USATODAY.com - Published on September 19, 2019
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. NYTimes.com - Published on September 4, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on August 28, 2019
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.. CBS News - Published on August 22, 2019 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. CBS News - Published on August 22, 2019
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. CBS News - Published on August 22, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on August 22, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on August 1, 2019 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."
USATODAY.com - Published on August 1, 2019
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.. WorldNews - Published on July 31, 2019 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. NYTimes.com - Published on July 30, 2019
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.. Reuters - Published on July 30, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 30, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 30, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 30, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on July 30, 2019 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.. WorldNews - Published on July 30, 2019
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. NYTimes.com - Published on July 30, 2019 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. CBS News - Published on July 25, 2019
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 CBS News - Published on July 8, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 28, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 26, 2019 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 CBS News - Published on June 26, 2019
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.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 20, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 19, 2019
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.. Reuters - Published on June 18, 2019 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.
USATODAY.com - Published on June 7, 2019