Latest Transportation Security Administration News

Man rushes Phoenix airport checkpoint; 2 officers injured

Jun. 18, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man tried to rush through a checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and two federal officers were injured as they subdued him. Transportation Security Administration officials say the two TSA officers and Phoenix police officers assigned to the airport...

Woman sues TSA over strip search at Oklahoma airport

Jun. 8, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman has sued the Transportation Security Administration after she says they made her strip down in Oklahoma before a flight back to Nevada, KTNV reports. Rhonda Mengert says in her lawsuit she was traveling through Tulsa International Airport on Mother's Day when an implant...

TSA allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana

May. 28, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in carry-on...

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

May. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer. The TSA is asking federal air marshals,...

Some TSA employees are being sent to the US-Mexico border

May. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

The Trump administration is starting to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border to help handle the flow of migrants. The TSA said Wednesday it's supporting a Homeland Security Department effort, and the shift will affect less than 1% of its 60,000 employees. The...

Diana Ross feels 'violated' by airport screener's touching

May. 5, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Diana Ross says she feels "violated" by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for a screening at...