Latest Transportation Security Administration News

New technology at security checkpoints in Omaha airport

Jan. 18, 2021 11:55 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is using new credential authentication technology at security checkpoints in Omaha’s Eppley Airfield to confirm travelers’ ID and their flight information in near real time. Michael Fowler, TSA’s federal security director...

Security surrounds the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

Jan. 15, 2021 9:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is condemning the assault on the U.S. Capitol in his formal letter of resignation....

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents process passengers at the south security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Denver. Federal safety officials are investigating people who took part in last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol to decide whether they belong on the federal no-fly list. The move is one of several that officials outlined Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

TSA looking into adding Capitol rioters to US no-fly list

Jan. 15, 2021 7:23 PM EST

Federal officials are investigating people who took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol to determine whether they should be barred from traveling on airlines. The assessments are one of several steps federal agencies are taking to increase security before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week. The...

Family members wave goodbye to nursing home resident Barbara Farrior, 85, at the end of their visit at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in New York. The home offered drive-up visits for families of residents struggling with celebrating the holiday alone. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

A pandemic atlas: USA by the numbers, telling and horrifying

Dec. 16, 2020 2:19 PM EST

Month after dismal month, Americans have been inundated by an ever-rising tide of devastating numbers. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Tens of million unemployed. By mid-December, five in every 100 Americans — more than 16 million — had been infected by COVID-19. Those numbers testify to a historic...

WVa airport using new technology to confirm ID, flight info

Dec. 2, 2020 4:18 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration at West Virginia's Yeager Airport is using new technology to confirm identification and flight information, the agency said. The credential authentication technology unit enhances identification of fraudulent driver's licenses, passports...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 file photo, a traveler wears a mask as she walks through Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The Transportation Security Administration said nearly 1.2 million people went through U.S. airports on Sunday, the highest number since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country back in March, despite the pleadings of public health experts for people to stay home over Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

Nov. 30, 2020 2:59 PM EST

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving. The Transportation Security Administration screened at least 1 million people on four of the last 10...

Oklahoma man stopped with loaded gun at Iowa airport

Nov. 30, 2020 11:39 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Oklahoma man was caught with a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag at an Iowa airport during Thanksgiving week, federal transportation officials said. The incident happened Nov. 24 at the Des Moines International Airport, television station KCCI reported. A .380 caliber handgun...