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Tourists Accused of Trying to
Bribe Their Way Into Hawaii
Feb 19, 2021 7:12 AM CST
Tourists Accused of Trying to Bribe Their Way Into Hawaii
Louisiana couple didn't have negative COVID tests
- If you're interested in visiting the Aloha State, you'll have to be OK with a 10-day quarantine when you first arrive, unless you've got COVID test results in hand confirming you tested negative within the past 72 hours. Two tourists allegedly thought they could get around those...
for Lawmakers' Travel
Jan 10, 2021 10:30 AM CST
Security Increases for Lawmakers' Travel
Members of Congress have been harassed in airports
- After supporters of President Trump harassed two senators at a Washington airport, security has been increased for members of Congress traveling to and from the capital. The stepped-up measures will be in effect through the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20, Axios reports. Lawmakers were told of the...
Man Climbs Onto Wing of Plane
As it Prepares for Takeoff
Dec 13, 2020 6:15 AM CST
Man Climbs Onto Wing of Plane As it Prepares for Takeoff
Question is, how'd he get on there?
- Passengers aboard a flight out of McCarren International in Las Vegas were shocked Saturday to see a man stroll onto the wing of the plane just as it was about to take off. Per the
Las Vegas Review-Journal ,
Alaska Airlines flight 1367 was preparing to depart for Portland when pilots...
From 10 Flights Had
'Invasive' Exams in Qatar
Oct 28, 2020 7:48 AM CDT
Australia: Women From 10 Flights Had 'Invasive' Exams in Qatar
Qatar is apologizing after search for abandoned newborn went awry
- A baby was born and abandoned at an airport in Doha, Qatar, and now officials are apologizing over their controversial attempt to find the mother amid the revelation that there may have been more women involved than initially reported. After a newborn girl was found Oct. 2 in a trash...
TSA Confiscated a Record
Number of Guns Last Year
Jan 21, 2020 6:58 PM CST
TSA Confiscated a Record Number of Guns Last Year
But what does it really mean?
- TSA found 4,432 firearms in passengers' carry-on baggage last year—its highest number ever. As Fox News points out, that's a dozen firearms per day, and 87% of those firearms were loaded. Thirty-four percent of them actually had rounds in the chamber. The total number confiscated is a...
'My Life Has Been Shattered'
Jan 18, 2020 5:30 AM CST
Ex-Congressman Sentenced: 'My Life Has Been Shattered'
Chris Collins, first in Congress to endorse Trump, gets 2-plus years for securities fraud, lying to FBI
- A former congressman who was one of President Donald Trump’s first supporters was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small...
Ghosn, Hidden in Box,
Exploited Airport Security Flaw
Jan 6, 2020 9:40 AM CST
Ghosn, Hidden in Box, Exploited Airport Security Flaw
There was no mandatory check on luggage for private planes
- Reports that Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan in a musical instrument box were pretty close to the truth. The former Nissan executive facing charges of financial wrongdoing hid in a large black box designed for concert equipment, with breathing holes poked in the bottom, reports the
Wall Street Journal
, citing sources...
Serial Stowaway Stopped
at O'Hare Checkpoint
Oct 13, 2019 11:19 AM CDT
Serial Stowaway Stopped at O'Hare Checkpoint
Marilyn Hartman faces felony trespassing charge
- A 67-year-old woman who regularly has tried to sneak onto airline flights is due in court Sunday after being arrested at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Marilyn Hartman was taken into custody Friday night when trying to rearrange TSA lane dividers so she could sneak by a second checkpoint, officials...
a Note That's
Not Very Nice
Aug 17, 2019 12:45 PM CDT
TSA Guard Hands Traveler a Note That's Not Very Nice
Neal Strassner says he still doesn't understand why she did it
- TSA workers don't usually hand people notes, and this could be why. Neal Strassner was going through security at a New York airport in June when a screener handed him a note reading, "You ugly!!!" CCTV footage he later obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request...
Diana Ross Says She
Felt 'Violated' at Airport
May 6, 2019 1:39 AM CDT
Diana Ross Says She Felt 'Violated' at Airport
She can 'still feel' screener's hands
- Diana Ross says she felt "violated" by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for a screening at the...
Without Scooter Batteries,
Vacation Was 'Humiliating'
Apr 29, 2019 6:45 PM CDT
Without Scooter Batteries, Vacation Was 'Humiliating'
Passenger unable to use scooter seeks damages
- Stearn Hodge was on his way to a vacation celebrating his 43rd wedding anniversary in 2017, he says, when a security agent at Calgary International Airport stopped him from taking the batteries for his scooter with him. Stearn Hodge lost his left arm and right leg in a workplace accident...
This Airport Has
Worst Wait Times
Jan 23, 2019 4:03 PM CST
Thanks, Shutdown: This Airport Has Worst Wait Times
Minneapolis tops TSA's list at 46 minutes
- With no end in sight to the government shutdown and TSA experiencing higher than normal absence rates , how are the security lines at airports? Not too bad, according to a press release from the agency that notes "national average wait times are within normal TSA times of 30 minutes...
Traveler Gets Through TSA
Checkpoint in Atlanta With Gun
Jan 14, 2019 12:32 PM CST
Traveler Gets Through TSA Checkpoint in Atlanta With Gun
Carries it all the way to Japan
- As TSA workers across the nation call out sick (or work without a paycheck ) amid the partial government shutdown, a passenger carried a gun on his flight out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. TSA confirmed the Jan. 2 incident with ABC News , saying in a statement that "...
Airport Facial Recognition
Device Scores a Big First
Aug 24, 2018 8:30 AM CDT
Airport Facial Recognition Device Scores a Big First
Feds say it caught an impostor using a French passport
- US Customs and Border Protection says a new facial recognition system has caught its first impostor, three days after it was put into use at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC. The system—which compares travelers' faces to passport photos to catch impostors humans might miss—flagged a 26-year-old man...
Women Describe 'Horrifying'
Searches by US Customs
Aug 19, 2018 11:15 AM CDT
Women Describe 'Horrifying' Searches by US Customs
The Center for Public Integrity is taking a closer look
- Tameika Lovell's case is harrowing—but isn't the only one of its kind. The 34-year-old was returning from a quick jaunt to Jamaica in 2016 when Customs and Border Patrol officers at JFK International allegedly took her into a secure room, squeezed her breasts, searched her vagina with...
Berlin Airport Terminal Shut
for Deeply Personal Reason
Aug 10, 2018 8:08 AM CDT
Berlin Airport Terminal Shut for Deeply Personal Reason
A sex toy caused an hour-long closure
- Around 11am on Tuesday, the D terminal at Berlin's Schönefeld Airport was shut down and an announcement was made seeking the owner of a piece of luggage. Airport personnel had flagged "suspicious content" during the X-ray screening, but when the bag's owner presented himself, CNN describes...
TSA: $300M Savings Could
Reduce Screenings, Marshals
Aug 4, 2018 11:00 AM CDT
TSA: $300M Savings Could Reduce Screenings, Marshals
CNN gets its hands on internal TSA document
- Hate airport security lineups? The Transportation Security Administration is offering to eliminate screenings entirely at small and medium-sized airports in a new cost-saving effort, CNN reports. An internal TSA document outlines the proposed $300 million budget slash, including fewer federal air marshals ($39 million), cuts at TSA headquarters ($26 million),...
Uses Face Scans
for All International
Jun 21, 2018 12:47 PM CDT
Orlando Airport Uses Face Scans for All International Travelers
Privacy advocates are worried
- The latest in airport security: Get ready to have your face scanned if you're flying into or out of Florida's Orlando International Airport on an international flight. Other airports already use facial scanning for some departing international flights, but Orlando will be the first airport to require the...
False Positive at US Airport
Sparks Trouble for Canadian
May 11, 2018 8:14 AM CDT
False Positive at US Airport Sparks Trouble for Canadian
Navdeep Bains accepted apology from US officials after he was asked to remove turban
- The Trump administration has apologized to a Canadian cabinet minister who was repeatedly asked to remove his turban at a Detroit airport. Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, who's religiously obligated to wear a turban as a Sikh, publicly discussed the April 2017 incident on Thursday,...
Vegas Airport Lets Flyers Dump
Marijuana Before Taking Off
Feb 25, 2018 3:30 PM CST
Vegas Airport Lets Flyers Dump Marijuana Before Taking Off
Nevada legalized marijuana, but airports fall under federal jurisdiction
- The Las Vegas airport has installed boxes where folks leaving Sin City can dispose of their stash of marijuana before flying, no questions asked. Per SFGate , the city's main hub for air travel, McCarran International Airport, installed the "amnesty boxes" following a vote by the Clark County Commission...
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