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TSA confiscates record number of guns in 2017 – UPI.com

Feb. 4 (UPI) — The Transportation Security Administration confiscated a record number of firearms found in carry-on bags in 2017, the agency said in a report. TSA found 3,957 firearms at 239 airport security checkpoints across the country last year, which was a 16.7 percent increase from 2016. Of those firearms …

Holiday lines may worsen after poor TSA screening audit

A potentially record-setting uptick in travel this Thanksgiving will coincide with TSA’s implementation of new screening rules. The Transportation Security Administration has bad news for tens of millions of Thanksgiving holiday travelers: Lines at airports may be even longer than usual as the agency tries once again to plug security …

Computers, not humans to scan carry-on bags in TSA test

Federal officials said Tuesday that they are expanding tests to speed up airport lines and improve security. In a first in the U.S., the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that it plans to begin using computed-tomography or CT scanners to inspect carry-on bags at one checkpoint in the Phoenix airport …

TSA head: Expect more airport security delays despite funds

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Transportation Security Administration warned travelers Friday to expect long airport security lines to continue during the peak summer travel season despite Congress’ shifting of $34 million to the agency. Peter Neffenger briefed officials in Chicago on Friday about efforts to address crushing delays …