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Latest report — TSA's terror-vetting process full of cracks

The Inspector-General's office of the U.S. Department of homeland Security dropped another bombshell report on Monday, revealing cracks in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) process for vetting aviation workers.

Acting TSA director replaced 'effective immediately'

The acting director of the TSA has been replaced "effective immediately" by the acting deputy after an embarrassing report showed just how poorly airport security agents did during an undercover test of procedures.

Security failures at U.S. airports are greater than expected

Air travelers often complain about being frisked and having to go through what they say are demeaning procedures before boarding a plane. But undercover DHS agents were able to sneak fake bombs and weapons past the TSA 95 percent of the time.

Man detained for 20 hours after filing TSA complaint

Philadelphia - A man who was detained for more than 20 hours at Philadelphia International Airport has sued the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA says 2,212 firearms found in carry-ons in 2014

Despite the fact that firearms are not allowed in carry-on luggage, a new report from the Transportation Security Administration shows the number of attempts continues to increase.

Nine in Conn. ordered quarantined, monitored for Ebola

Nine people, including a family of six, have been ordered to stay in their homes for the next three weeks while public health officials check for signs that they have contracted the Ebola virus. None of them have shown any signs of the illness so far.

Mexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.

U.S. TSA behavioral screening ineffective but expanded anyway

Washington - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was urged by the US Government Accountability Office(GAO) to scale back or even eliminate their "behavior screening" program. A study showed little evidence the program worked.

Op-Ed: Woman wrongly on US watch list tries to clear her name in court

A former visiting scholar from Malaysia is taking the US to court to attempt to clear her name. The trial will determine whether a person who was wrongly put on a watch list has the right to clear his or her name.

Op-Ed: People against New World Order to be demonized following shooting

We all know the establishment loves to demonize libertarians, conservatives, radical liberals, constitutionalists, and any other group of people that threatens the status quo. But are they now gearing up to attack people who oppose the "New World Order"?

LAX Shooting: Police trained for 'exact scenario' 3 weeks ago

Los Angeles - The rapid police response to today's deadly shooting at a terminal in the Los Angeles Int'l Airport (LAX) was no accident, according to LAX Police Chief Patrick Gannon, because his officers prepared for an event identical to the shooting weeks in advance.

NBA great Bill Russell charged with loaded gun at Seattle Airport

Seattle - The former Celtics number six center was charged with carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson handgun at an airport in Seattle on his way to Boston.

Op-Ed: TSA will allow travelers to pay for a quicker line

Want to get through security faster the next time you're catching a flight? The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced plans this summer to let people skip the bag checks and removal of the shoes...for a fee, of course.

Op-Ed: T.S.A. expands duties beyond airport security

New York - Americans appear willing to live in a police state, subject to unconstitutional violations of rights by their own government in exchange for the mirage of security.

Teen claims TSA told her 'you're only 15, cover up'

A 15-year-old girl said that a Transportation Security Administration agent humiliated her after telling her that she was only 15 and she should cover herself. The girl was wearing a flannel shirt and stretch pants.

The TSA eliminates all invasive X-ray machines

The Transportation Security Administration has announced that the X-ray technology that produced graphic images of passengers passing through checkpoints has been removed from all airports.

Activist Ashley Jessica claims she was groped by TSA agent (Vid.)

An anti-TSA activist Ashley Jesssica, 25, has posted a video to YouTube which she claims shows her being "groped and violated" by a female TSA agent during a security pat-down at San Diego international Airport.

Op-Ed: America the Once Beautiful

As Americans we have become hardened to the realities of our life, making the most of a bad situation and accepting that there can be very little change in the situation in Washington DC.

Passenger detained by TSA officers for 'bomb' comments about food

Airport officials at JFK detained a traveler who mentioned the word "bomb", but only to discover that the man was actually talking about a sandwich referred to as The Bomb.

TSA apologizes for detaining 3-year-old in wheelchair

The Transportation Security Administration has issued an apology to a Missouri family after agents detained a 3-year-old confined to a wheelchair.

Man who was tossed in jail over a jar of peanut butter, sues TSA

An Arizona man who spent 25 hours in jail after making a wisecrack about his jar of peanut butter while going through airport security, is suing the TSA. Fifty-year-old Frank Hannibal is seeking $5 million in damages and this time isn't fooling.

Controversial 'naked' image scanners to be removed by TSA

The TSA has decided to remove naked-image scanners that are currently in several U.S. airports. According to the federal agency, it is severing ties with the manufacturer because it could not create software that made passenger images less revealing.

Disabled 12 year old girl in wheelchair detained at Texas airport

Dallas - The disabled girl was detained at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport for nearly an hour after TSA agents claimed to have found explosive residue on her hands.

Singer Wayne Coyne packs grenade, shuts down Oklahoma airport

Oklahoma City - The latest antic of Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne caused TSA to shut down Oklahoma City Airport, as he thoughtlessly decided to travel with an "unexplodable" hand-grenade in his luggage.

Artist wearing unusual watch arrested by the TSA

San Francisco - Geoffrey McGann, 49, is an artist and an art teacher from Southern California. He was arrested by the TSA, and the bomb squad was called, because he was wearing a "weird watch".

Showdown with TSA set for 'Opt Out and Film Week' November 19-26 Special

The National Opt Out and Film Week, a new campaign designed to expose the abusive policies of the TSA, is set to launch during Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year -- and the TSA might not be able to stop it.

Poll: 30% of Americans would submit to TSA body cavity searches

According to a new scientific poll by Harris Interactive, almost a third of Americans would submit to a body cavity search by the TSA in order to fly.

House nominee Kurt Haskell speaks out on NDAA, GMOs, TSA and more Special

Kurt Haskell, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Michigan's Seventh District, called out corruption in both major parties and challenged the status quo on several key issues in an exclusive interview with Digital Journal.

Mississippi passenger detained, stranded in Hawaii by No-Fly List

A Mississippi man flying to visit his wife in Japan on Monday was detained during a stop in Hawaii and has been barred from reboarding his flight - or any other flight - because his name came up on the U.S. No-Fly List, leaving him stranded on the island.

CNN's Dana Loesch physically molested by TSA in Phoenix airport

Phoenix - CNN contributor and conservative radio host, Dana Loesch, says that TSA agents molested her over the weekend at the Phoenix airport, while refusing her a public screening.
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A TSA employee looking at the images from an X-ray scanner at an American airport
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Screenshot of video clip showing a boy in a wheelchair being searched by a TSA agent
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Head of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson.
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File photo: A TSA agent performs an enhanced pat-down on an air traveler.
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Catholic Nun being frisked by a Muslim security agent at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Catholic Nun being frisked by a Muslim security agent at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
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The government's terror Watchlist is used by a number of federal agencies, but not every agency has full access to the information.
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TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
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Are any of these little faces listed on the TSA No Fly List for Tiny Terrorists?
A satirical take on the TSA pat-down controversy
A satirical take on the TSA pat-down controversy
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Are any of these faces in the TSA's database for Tiny Terrorists?
4-year-old Isabella Brademeyer who TSA officials accused of possibly concealing a gun.
4-year-old Isabella Brademeyer who TSA officials accused of possibly concealing a gun.
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TSO from the Transportation Security Administration checks a passenger’s identification at security checkpoint.
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WTOP reporter was surprised to find this advertisement on the cover of the cardboard box her pizza was delivered in this week in the Washington Metropolitan area.
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New SNL TSA Commercial Airport Screening Pat Downs Procedures X-Ray.
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A new line of products offered by Rocky Flats Gear of Colorado are expected to protect the privacy of travelers who are unwilling to allow the TSA security to film their private parts.
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How safe is air travel today?
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