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Hatchet, Folding Saw, Smoke Grenades Found in Carry-On

An Illinois man had what officials described as an unusual assortment of prohibited items, including a hatchet, smoke grenades and bottle rockets, in a carry-on bag at BWI Airport in Maryland.


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Man Arrested With Handgun at BWI Airport

The Transportation Security Administration says a Pittsburgh man was arrested with a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.


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Head Of TSA Reassigned Following Screening Failures

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed the agency to revise airport security procedures, retrain officers and retest screening equipment in airports across the U.S.


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TSA Agents Fail To Detect Banned Weapons In 95 Percent Of Screening Tests

Department of Homeland Security investigators managed to sneak mock explosives and banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at the country’s busiest airports.


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TSA Adding New Security Measures for Airline, Airport Staff

The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for aviation workers months after a baggage handler in Atlanta was accused of smuggling guns aboard commercial aircraft.


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Sheriff: Airport Attacker Had Machete, Molotov Cocktails

A machete-wielding attacker who died hours after being shot by a sheriff’s deputy who stopped his rampage at New Orleans’ international airport had a bag loaded with Molotov cocktails, authorities say.


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TSA: More Weapons Found During Va. Airport Checks in 2014

The Transportation Security Administration is reporting an increase in the number of firearms that were discovered by TSA officers at checkpoints at Virginia airports.


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TSA Releases Year-in-Review, Reveals How Many Weapons Were Found in Carry-On Bags

The Transportation Security Administration has released its annual report on the weapons found on carry-on bags at airports during the previous year.


Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Announces New Security Measures Following Paris Attacks

Secretary Jeh Johnson announced several new security measures for the U.S. Monday in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris.


Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole says he will retire at the end of 2014. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

TSA Administrator Pistole to Retire

The head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, said Thursday he will retire from government at the end of this year.