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Sanders was right to oppose Iraq War

October 08, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Tucson airport getting full-body scanners

Tucson airport getting full-body scanners

Up to now, air passengers departing from TIA have been spared.

September 30, 2015 6:30 pm Photos



Tucson airport offers ticketless parking

Tucson International Airport has added a paperless payment option to its parking lots, just in time for the holidays.

November 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fast screening now available at TIA

Airline passengers can now take advantage of expedited PreCheck screening lanes at Tucson International Airport, eliminating the requirement that they take off their shoes and belts or open their laptop cases.

October 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Photos: 'Leave your grenades at home,' TSA advises fliers

Photos: 'Leave your grenades at home,' TSA advises fliers

The travel tip from the Transportation Security Administration to travelers in September is to leave grenades at home. You'd think this wouldn't be an issue, but take a look at how many grenades have been found this year alone along with some of the other armament that has been discovered in…

September 30, 2013 7:00 pm Photos



Tucson airport to get expedited screening program

Tucson International Airport is among 60 airports nationwide that will get an expedited passenger-screening procedure for eligible travelers by the end of the year, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.

September 04, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…

Feds delay policy to allow small knives on planes

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will have to leave their knives at home after all. And their bats and golf clubs.

April 22, 2013 9:02 pmLoading…

TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

March 05, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Body scanners to be replaced at some airports

CHICAGO — The federal government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports and replacing them with a different type of machine that produces a cartoon-like outline instead of the naked images that have been compared to a virtual strip search.

October 25, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…
Portland airport stripper admits to ‘nude,’ denies ‘lewd’

Portland airport stripper admits to ‘nude,’ denies ‘lewd’

PORTLAND, Ore. — A high-tech worker who stripped naked at Portland International Airport as a protest against airport security screeners said Wednesday he was being “nude but not lewd,” and characterized his act of defiance as protected political speech.

April 18, 2012 5:02 pmLoading…

TSA screener who left note in bag with sex toy to be fired

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey baggage screener who left a note that said “Get your freak on girl” in a suitcase containing a sex toy will be fired, the Transportation Security Administration says.

October 28, 2011 1:02 pmLoading…

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