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New York City TSA Workers Say Events Of 9/11 Were A Call To Action

The 9/11 attacks were life changing for most Americans. The Transportation Security Administration — better known as the TSA — was created as a result.

09/11/2012

Man goes through a full-body scanner at the airport (file/Photo: Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

L.I. Congressman Calls For More Research Into Safety Of Airport X-Ray Scanners

Congressman Steve Israel has called on the Transportation Security Administration to launch an independent investigation on potential health risks from the full-body Backscatter X-ray scanners.

08/28/2012

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

FILE -- Travelers line up at ticketing counters at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Liberty International Airport Sees Two Security Scares Just Hours Apart

Terminal C was on lockdown for about an hour-and-a-half after a passenger left a checkpoint without proper security screening. The result of the breach was flight delays and re-screening for all departing passengers.

08/05/2012

LaGuardia Airport (credit: CBS 2)

TSA Fires 8 N.Y. Air Marshals For Allegedly Drinking On The Job

Call it another black eye for the agency that’s supposed to protect airline passengers from terrorists. On Friday, 14 local air marshals were being punished for allegedly drinking on duty — and more.

06/29/2012

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

8 TSA Employees At Newark Airport Fired Following Procedure Breach

They were supposed to be protecting passengers from possible terrorist attacks, but instead they were sleeping on the job. Those are the allegations against eight TSA screeners at Newark Liberty Airport.

06/28/2012

Inside John F. Kennedy Airport (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) | Inset (credit TSA)

Terminal At JFK Evacuated After Checkpoint Problem

Air passengers were temporarily evacuated from a terminal at New York City’s Kennedy Airport after a problem at one of the security checkpoints.

06/23/2012

LaGuardia Airport (credit: CBS 2)

Man Arrested At LaGuardia For Stealing Laptop At Tampa International Airport

A man who stole a laptop at Tampa International Airport has been arrested at LaGuardia, the Federal Transportation Security Administration reports.

06/21/2012

Knife (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Authorities: N.J. Man Arrested After Attempting To Bring Switchblade Onto Plane At LaGuardia

Police said that 25-year-old Nicholas Casci of Colts Neck, N.J. was arrested on a weapons-possession charge. He is awaiting arraignment.

06/16/2012

JFK Airport

TSA: Passenger Tries To Sneak 8-Inch Knife Onto Flight At JFK Airport

Following 9/11 there was a huge crackdown on what is allowed on airplanes. Most comply, but it is shocking what some passengers still try to bring aboard. Everything from chainsaws filled with gasoline to active grenade launchers.

05/25/2012

Henry A. Kissinger (credit: Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Henry Kissinger Praises TSA Agents After Patdown At LaGuardia Airport

The former Secretary of State said it’s “not unusual” for him to be patted down during airport security screenings.

05/16/2012

Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewoleknown (credit: CBS 2)

Sources: Newark Security Guard Accused Of Using Dead Man’s ID Now Person Of Interest In Unsolved Murder

For the past 17 years, Oyewole, 54, has sailed through background checks by the Port Authority using the name Jerry Thomas, police said. Thomas was murdered in Queens on July 20, 1992.

05/15/2012

The man was identified as Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewoleknown, but he was known at Newark Airport to his co-workers as Jerry Thomas, and for nearly 20 years he has guarded some of the most secure areas of one of the nation's busiest airports. (Photo: CBS 2)

Illegal Immigrant Allegedly Assumes Identity Of Dead Man To Get Top Security Post At Newark Liberty

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is calling this “dead man walking,” but it’s really dead man guarding and it has many wondering how anything like this could happen.

05/14/2012

Baby Riyanna

Toddler On No-Fly List? TSA, JetBlue Immediately Put On The Defensive

We’ve heard of the terrible 2s, but suspecting 2-year-old Riyanna of being a terrorist was crossing the line as far as her parents were concerned.

05/10/2012

Ibrahim al-Asiri (credit: Handout)

Officials: Would-Be Al-Qaeda Bomber Was Double Agent Loyal To U.S.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula trained in the desert but was planning on blowing up a U.S.-bound jet. However, the plot was undone by a man they thought was one of their own, CBS News has learned.

05/08/2012

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