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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

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

Internal TSA Audit Unveils ‘Big Problem’ With Newark Airport Security Measures

An internal audit by the agency found screeners got failing grades when it came to properly patting down passengers and confiscating prohibited items.

10/08/2012

Airline travellers stand in line at Newark Airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: TSA Agents At Newark Not Following Proper Procedure In Some Areas

The TSA report, from June, said screeners never told air passengers they had a right to opt out of the full body scan in favor of a pat-down.

10/07/2012

A JetBlue plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport (file/photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Workers Charge JFK Airport Security Inspections Often Rushed, Incomplete

Guns, explosives, box cutters, none of them should make it onto a commercial airplane. But security agents at John F. Kennedy International airport say they could be.

09/27/2012

Airline travellers stand in line at Newark Airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Expedited TSA Security Checks Come To Newark Airport

Selected frequent fliers on American, Delta and United Airlines and US Airways are eligible for the program at Newark.

09/19/2012

This pen sized stun gun was seized at JFK International Airport on Sept. 17, 2012. (credit: Transportation Security Administration)

TSA Agents Spot Passenger With Pen-Sized Stun Gun At JFK

Port Authority Police confiscated the weapon and arrested the man on a weapons charge. Operations at the airport weren’t impacted.

09/18/2012

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