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TSA Removes Body Scanners

TSA Removes Body Scanners HELENA, Montana — The Transportation Security Administration has removed the full-body scanner from Helena Regional Airport and replaced it with a walk-through metal detector. The state-of-the-art scanner was removed Thursday evening and was to be shipped to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to replace a low-dose X-ray machine. The company that […]

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Senators Seek to Overturn TSA Change on Knives on Planes

Senators Seek to Overturn TSA Change on Knives on Planes Two U.S. senators said they will offer a bipartisan amendment aimed at overturning theTransportation Security Administration’s “foolhardy” plan to let passengers bring small knives on commercial flights. Permitting knives in airplane cabins puts passengers and flight crews at an unacceptable risk, Senators Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, […]

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Improving Security Checks to Help the Disabled

Improving Security Checks to Help the Disabled THERE is clearly no good security purpose served in traumatizing a 3-year-old girl in a wheelchair and upsetting her parents at an airport security checkpoint. Having a security agent take away the crying child’s beloved stuffed doll while the mother records it all on her smartphone can lead to what the Transportation Security Administration, […]

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Airports prepare for flight delays, long security lines

Airports prepare for flight delays, long security lines Airport officials across the country say they’re bracing for flight delays and longer security lines in April, even as details remain scarce about precisely where $85 billion in federal spending cuts will hit. “We’re planning for the worst and hoping for the best,” says Edward Freni, director […]

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