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Transportation Security Administration

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: TSA Wants You To Charge Electronics Before You Board

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is following up on reports that terrorists may try to target planes by turning cell phones into undetectable bombs.

07/07/2014

Surveillance footage shows 15-year-old Yahya Abdi on the tarmac at Kahului Airport in Maui on April 20, 2014. Officials said Abdi stowed away in the plane's wheel well hours earlier at Mineta San Jose International Airport. (Hawaii Department of Transportation)

After Teen Stowaway’s Flight From San Jose To Hawaii, Silicon Valley Startups Offer Airport Security Solutions

After a teen sneaked onto Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowed away on a flight to Hawaii last month, a Bay Area congressman is reaching out to a Silicon Valley startups for high-tech ways to improve airport security.

05/15/2014

15-year-old Yahya Abdi survived a flight from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Maui, Hawaii in the wheel well of a jetliner on April 20, 2014. (The Daily Mail / Facebook)

Congressman Seeks Airport Security Improvements After San Jose Teen Stowaway Case

Bay Area Congressman Eric Swalwell says a teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in a jet wheel well should never have been able to climb the San Jose International Airport fence undetected.

05/02/2014

15-year-old Yahya Abdi survived a flight from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Maui, Hawaii in the wheel well of a jetliner on April 20, 2014. (The Daily Mail / Facebook)

Sen. Boxer Questions TSA About Stowaway’s Flight From San Jose Airport To Hawaii

A few weeks before a 15-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration conducted a review of San Jose’s airport and found its perimeter to be in compliance with the agency’s security requirements.

04/30/2014

A traveler undergoes an enhanced pat down by a Transportation Security Administration agent at the Denver International Airport on November 22, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Gov’t-Issued Identification Not Needed To Pass Through TSA Security

Showing a government-issued identification at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint is a practice most travelers consider part of the flying experience. However, it is not mandated by federal law.

02/07/2013

Security officers at San Francisco International Airport (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

TSA Unveils Faster Security Check At SFO

A new program being phased in at key airports across the country to speed up security lines was unveiled at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday.

11/15/2012

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

SFO Baggage Screeners Claim Security Breaches Covered Up By Private Company

Is the private company responsible for baggage screening at San Francisco International Airport covering up security breaches and retaliating against workers?

08/27/2012

Travelers wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CLEAR Secure Traveler Program Returning To SFO

A company that offers faster access to airport security lines to customers announced plans to resume service at San Francisco International Airport.

05/17/2012

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Police Say Guns Found On Man Arrested At Sacramento Airport

A Montana man is being held without bail after authorities say he tried to bring four guns past a security checkpoint at Sacramento International Airport.

03/23/2012

Security officers at San Francisco International Airport (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Sacramento Airport Metal Detector Left Unattended; Terminal Shut Down Temporarily

Federal transportation officials have removed two officers from screening duties at Sacramento International Airport after a metal detector was left unattended and five people were suspected of going through unscreened.

02/25/2012

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