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Six Strange Items Found At Airports By TSA

Workers for the Transportation Security Administration find the darndest things in the bags of the traveling public.

07/14/2014

Venice, Italy (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

Some of the weapons found by the TSA this month. (Credit: TSA Blog)

What The TSA Found In Checked Bags This Month

In the first two weeks of December, airport security agents discovered a total of 71 firearms at the nation’s airports, including 60 that were loaded.

12/16/2013

The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit Hard

With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.

03/01/2013

O'Hare Airport (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

O’Hare Terminal 2 Reopens After Report Of Suspicious Package

Operations at Terminal 2 at O’Hare International Airport were returning to normal Thursday afternoon, after a suspicious package forced authorities to shut down the terminal’s security checkpoints.

08/02/2012

A young child in a wheelchair gets a pat down from a TSA agent at O'Hare. (Credit: YouTube)

YouTube Video Shows TSA Agent Patting Down Boy In Wheelchair

Video of a security agent patting down a young child in a wheelchair at O’Hare International Airport has gone viral on the Internet.

03/19/2012

O'Hare International Airport

TSA To Try Easing Screenings For Passengers 75 And Over

O’Hare International Airport is among the hubs where the Transportation Security Administration has decided to ease security screening for passengers age 75 or older.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

TSA Screens Passengers At O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

TSA PreCheck Program To Expand To O’Hare, 27 Other New Airports

Frequent fliers should soon be able to avoid the hassle of removing their shoes or belts, or taking their laptops out of their luggage when they pass through security checkpoints at O’Hare International Airport and dozens of other airports.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

TSA Screens Passengers At O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

TSA PreCheck Program To Expand To O’Hare, 27 Other New Airports

Frequent fliers should soon be able to avoid the hassle of removing their shoes or belts, or taking their laptops out of their luggage when they pass through security checkpoints at O’Hare International Airport and dozens of other airports.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

Transportation Security Administration workers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book being carried by a passenger at Reagan-Washington National Airport on Dec. 20, 2011. (Credit: TSA)

TSA Finds Daggers Hidden In Chicago-Bound Passenger’s Book

The Transportation Security Administration says officers found two throwing daggers hidden in a hollowed-out book at a checkpoint at Reagan-Washington National Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

O'Hare Security Line

Experts Criticize Security Checkpoint Bypass For Pilots

Some experts are criticizing the newly-adopted express lane checkpoint for pilots at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Mike Quade

Schuster: Quade Detained And Searched At Airport

What do Mike Quade and Donald Rumsfeld have in common? Both were detained and patted down by TSA officials at airports on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

O'Hare Security Line

Alarming Number Of Security Breaches At Airports

Despite billions of dollars spent beefing up security since Sept. 11, 2001, a new report claims passengers may still be seriously vulnerable.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Photo Of TSA Employee And Monitor. (CBS/AP Photo)

Ex-TSA Chief: Intel Not Good Enough To ID The Bad Guys

Justin Oberman says terrorists are getting more and more savvy about how they defeat the screening systems.

WBBM Newsradio–11/24/2010

An airline passenger gets patted down at O'Hare. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Travelers Hit Airports Amid Security Flap

On the busiest travel day of the year, the threat of a protest over security screening procedures hangs over O’Hare International Airport and the rest of the nation’s airports.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010

Tammy Hultman

Woman Says TSA Fired Her For Having Breast Cancer

She’s been fighting breast cancer. Now she is fighting to get her job back – taking on the controversial TSA. The Tinley Park mother of three says she was unfairly fired from her TSA job because of her illness. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

CBS 2–11/23/2010

Photo Of A TSA Agent With Monitor. (AP Photo)

‘Opt-Out Day’ To Cause Huge Travel Mess?

A loosely organized Internet campaign is urging people to refuse the scans on Wednesday in what is being called National Opt-Out Day. Could it cause a huge travel mess?

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010

Body scanner (CBS)

TSA: Don’t Opt Out Of Body Scanning

Officials say the scan can take up to 10 seconds, while a pat-down can take four minutes.

11/22/2010

Photo Of A TSA Agent With Monitor. (AP Photo)

Body Scan Protest Could Jam Thanksgiving Travel

A loosely organized Internet boycott of full-body scans at airports planned for Wednesday could mean major disruptions for holiday travelers.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

Airport scanner demonstration. (CBS)

‘National Opt-Out Day’ Could Cause Holiday Travel Headaches

Passengers normally don’t want to see long lines at the airport, but a protest against stepped up security is gaining momentum and it threatens to make a very busy air travel day worse than ever.

CBS 2–11/19/2010

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