The Latest: TSA adds personnel to Newark, N.J., airport
Friday, 18 January 2019 ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the travel industry (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Federal officials are sending extra security screeners to beef up staffing at checkpoints at the airport in Newark, New Jersey. A Transportation Security Administration spokesman confirmed the move Friday but didn't give numbers. An airport official says TSA is sending 10 more people. The move underscores TSA's challenge in staffing airports during a partial government shutdown. Screeners missed paychecks last week, although they got $500 bonuses and some received pay for working the first day of the shutdown.