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Tucson latest Az airport to roll out new TSA screening policy

Tucson International last week became the latest airport in Arizona to roll out enhanced security measures that will require travelers to put any electronic device larger than a cell phone into a separate bin.... Read more»

The inactivation of the body scanners

X-raying passengers for airline security became a lot less common in 2012.... Read more»

TSA to commission independent study of X-ray body scanners

The Transportation Security Administration will have the National Academy of Sciences study the health effects of X-ray body scanners used in airports.... Read more»

TSA removes X-ray body scanners from major airports

The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.... Read more»1

CIA thwarts bomb plot near anniversary of bin Laden's death

The CIA thwarted a plot by al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate to bomb a U.S.-bound airplane around the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death.... Read more»

Sky Harbor joins 'trusted travelers' program

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will begin participating this month in a program that speeds up processing through customs checkpoints for pre-approved fliers.... Read more»

Comic: The War on Terror

An intelligence-based approach to airport screening

So ... that ten years we've just had of taking our shoes off for airport screenings? Um ... never mind!... Read more»

Napolitano sees an end to shoes-off screening at airports

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says travelers may soon be able to keep their shoes on when they pass through airport security checkpoints.... Read more»

Scientists cast doubt on TSA tests of full-body scanners

Scientists with expertise in imaging and cancer say the evidence made public to support claims that airport body scanners are safe is unreliable.... Read more»1

Flying in Europe? Don't fear a pat-down

“Don’t touch my junk” probably wouldn’t translate well into all 23 official languages of the European Union. But Europeans don’t need a rallying cry to resist what the TSA calls “enhanced pat-downs” and aggrieved travelers are calling “government-approved groping” — it’s not happening in Europe.... Read more»

Race and beyond: Scanning for terrorists fairly and effectively

Federal officials say the best way for them to ferret out hidden bombs on a traveler's person is to get intimate with them at the boarding gates.... Read more»


For your traveling inconvenience

President Obama regrets the inconvenience of backscatter scanners and "enhanced pat-downs" at airport security.... Read more»

Comic: Aviation

Backscatter blowback

The TSA agreed Friday to exempt uniformed pilots for U.S. carriers from enhanced pat-downs and full body scans. They're the only ones who are exempt.... Read more»2