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TSA finds gun-shaped toilet paper roller in bag at airport

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration agents at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport uncovered a more decorative than deadly item when they checked a passenger’s carry-on. Agents on Tuesday thought there was a gun in the bag when they put it through the X-ray machine. However, a closer inspection …

Travel boom: TSA says its 9 busiest days were this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says the nine busiest days in its history occurred this summer as travelers jammed airports. TSA acting deputy administrator Patricia Cogswell said Thursday that the agency screened 262 million people and 164 million checked bags from just before Memorial Day until the day …

Chief says shorthanded TSA will handle July 4 travel surge

The chief of the Transportation Security Administration says travelers should see only a slight increase in checkpoint wait times over the four-day July 4 holiday weekend despite the diversion of about 350 employees including screeners to the U.S.-Mexico border. David Pekoske said Monday that TSA can manage the loss of …

TSA: Travelers left $960K at airport security checkpoints in FY 2018

May 29 (UPI) — Travelers left nearly $1 million in change at U.S. airport security checkpoints in fiscal year 2018, the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday. Items of value are often left behind as travelers go through security checkpoints. The TSA says agents try to reunite lost items with owners, but …

TSA allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana

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 bags and …