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John Pistole

Screenshot of TSA carry-on baggage policy change (credit: TSA.gov)

TSA Drops Plan To Allow Small Knives On Planes

The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers and crews at risk.

06/05/2013

Peter King

Rep. King: TSA Needs To Explain How Undercover Agent Got Fake Bomb On Plane

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was appalled by the revelation that an undercover inspector with a bomb in his pants got through two checkpoints at Newark-Liberty International Airport and was cleared to get on a plane.

03/09/2013

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (FILE PHOTO: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Sen. Lautenberg: More Training For TSA Agents After Newark Security Breach

Senator Frank Lautenberg is demanding more effective security enforcement by the Transportation Security Administration following Sunday’s security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport.

08/08/2012

Airport Security (file / credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

TSA Testing Out New Speedy Screening Process At JFK Terminal 8

Some flyers Wednesday morning were floating on air at American Airlines’ Terminal 8 screening. They left on their shoes, belts, and jackets, they didn’t have to open their bags, and they breezed through security.

02/29/2012

Shoes airport security

Homeland Security May Soon Lift Shoe Removal Requirements During Airport Screening

In our post-9/11 world we’ve become accustomed to many a security rules and regulations, including taking our shoes off at airport screening checkpoints. But a change is underfoot.

09/06/2011

In this Nov. 19, 2010 photo, a passenger walks past a sign informing travelers about the use of full-body scanners for security screening at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Poll: More Support For Scanners Than Pat-Downs

Americans generally seem OK with X-ray scanners — but there’s less support for the pat-downs.

11/23/2010

TSA Pat-Down

TSA Pat-Downs, Scanners Evoke Holiday Travel Stress

With the Thanksgiving holiday just days away, travelers are dreading not just the long lines, but the pat-downs some say are way too intrusive.

11/22/2010

Airport security pat-downs

TSA Boss: New Pat-Downs Are More Invasive

TSA administrator John Pistole says he has received the new pat-down, as has his boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

11/17/2010

Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri (AP Photo/Yemen Interior Ministry)

Al-Awlaki Charged In Absentia In Yemen

Prosecutors in Yemen charged Anwar al-Awlaki with plotting to kill foreigners Tuesday.

11/02/2010

Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri (AP Photo/Yemen Interior Ministry)

Mail Terror Probe Focuses On Saudi Bomb Maker

Saudi Arabian Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, who is also suspected of building the failed “underwear bomb” on Christmas Day, is thought to be behind the latest cargo plane plot by U.S. officials.

11/01/2010