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Sen. Charles Schumer

Schumer Calls On TSA To Reverse Decision To Allow Small Knives On Planes

Last week, the TSA released new guidelines that will allow travelers to bring small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks and other sports gear on planes.

03/10/2013

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

Newark Liberty International Airport (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Undercover TSA Agent Smuggled Fake Bomb Past Security Screeners At Newark Airport

The Transportation Security Administration would not disclose the make-up of the mock bomb, but if it was real it could have blown a hole large enough to bring a plane down, experts said.

03/08/2013

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

New TSA Rules On Knives Draw Fire From Families Of 9/11 Victims

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that air passengers will now be allowed to carry folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less.

03/06/2013

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

TSA: Small Knives, Sporting Equipment To Be Allowed In Carry-On Luggage

Box cutters, larger blades and knives with molded handles will still be banned from carry-on luggage.

03/05/2013

Obama, Boehner (credit: Getty Images)

‘Sequester’ Cuts Are Now Reality For America

The “sequester” is now the law of the land, with President Barack Obama having signed the order Friday night that triggered $85 billion in mandated budget cuts.

03/02/2013

Passport Control Station at Newark Liberty International Airport (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Jersey Members Of Congress Decry Sequester’s Impact On Air Travel

“If you think there were long lines before, you’re not going to be able to imagine what it’s going to be when we have the furloughs,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

03/01/2013

(L-R) Television personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET)

TSA Investigating After Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Shortcut JFK Security Check

An American Airlines employee apparently took the pair through a “back way,” bypassing security in order to help them make their connecting domestic flight.

02/13/2013

The TSA said this .45 pistol was the first gun of 2013 found at JFK airport. It was recovered on Jan. 21, 2013. (credit: TSA)

Conn. Man With Gun Arrested At JFK Airport

Agents found the loaded .45 caliber pistol when the Cancun-bound man’s items were going through a metal detector Monday.

01/22/2013

A security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Newark Airport Checkpoint Shut Down Over Unscreened Liquid

A security checkpoint was briefly shut down at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday, after officials discovered that a bottle of liquid had passed through without being screened properly.

01/20/2013

Passengers line up to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer to go through airport security (File Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

TSA, Passengers Exercise Vigilance As Potential For Terror Attack Increases During Winter Holiday Season

As the holidays approach an increase in passengers could also mean a greater chance for a terrorist attack, especially against an airplane, according to the TSA.

12/23/2012

The Transportation Security Administration says it intercepted these 26 stun guns from a checked bag at JFK Airport on Dec. 7, 2012. (credit: TSA)

TSA: Agents Stop Man Who Tried Smuggle 26 Stun Guns Through JFK Airport

The man was set to fly to the Dominican Republic. Instead, Port Authority Police arrested him.

12/10/2012

An aerial view of John F. Kennedy Airport. (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TSA Screener Accused Of Stealing iPads At JFK Airport

Sean Henry, 32, of Brooklyn was nabbed in a sting operation using decoy bags, police said.

12/06/2012

Workers protesting at JFK Airport - Nov. 21, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Workers At JFK Airport Allege Lapses In Security, Training

Do you feel safe and secure at John F. Kennedy International Airport? You might not after hearing what some of the security personnel there have to say.

11/21/2012

A security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

25 TSA Screeners At Newark Airport Being Fired; 19 Suspended

Twenty-five TSA screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport were given pink slips Friday following an investigation into improper screening of checked luggage at the airport.

10/19/2012

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