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Body scanners, which are designed to reveal objects hidden under clothing, have the potential to close a significant security gap for the Transportation Security Administration because metal detectors can't find explosives or ceramic knives, which can be just as sharp as the box cutters that hijackers used on 9/11.

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»

Last month, the Transportation Security Administration said it was moving nearly half its X-ray body scanners from some of the nation's biggest airports to smaller ones. But it turns out that more than 90 of the controversial machines will sit in a Texas warehouse indefinitely, agency officials said Thursday. Read more»

Body scanners, which are designed to reveal objects hidden under clothing, have the potential to close a significant security gap for the Transportation Security Administration because metal detectors can't find explosives or ceramic knives, which can be just as sharp as the box cutters that hijackers used on 9/11. But the agency won't allow independent testing for the safety of the devices.

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

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

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

Area job seekers will have a chance to meet with local firms and employment agencies at a job fair on Saturday. Read more»