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June 4, 2024 at 7:35 PM

100-year-old traveler discovers hilarious TSA glitch

"I'm going through my second childhood!" Mildred Kirschenbaum, author of "Mildred's Mindset: Wisdom from a Woman Centenarian," said in a video.
June 4, 2024 at 7:35 PM
VIDEO: 100-year-old traveler discovers hilarious TSA glitch
1 month ago

TSA readies for busy summer travel season

The countdown to Memorial Day is on as millions of Americans get ready to hit the roads and take to the skies for what’s expected to be a record breaking summer travel season.
1 month ago
VIDEO: TSA readies for busy summer travel season
2 months ago

Report finds hundreds of people bypassed parts of airport security last year

The TSA told The Washington Post that 300 people attempted to bypass airport security checkpoints in the past year.
2 months ago
VIDEO: New report finds hundreds of people got past airport security last year
3 months ago

TSA expects busy spring break travel season

The TSA is anticipating more than 47 million passengers over the next several weeks, a 6% increase from the same time frame last year.
3 months ago
VIDEO: TSA expects busy spring break travel season
3 months ago

TSA testing out new self-checkout style security equipment at Las Vegas airport

The TSA is testing out a new way for passengers to go through security.
3 months ago
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3 months ago

TSA tests self-checkout at Las Vegas airport

The self-service screening lane is being tested out in Las Vegas and is helping shape the future of airport security.
3 months ago
VIDEO: TSA tests self-checkout at Las Vegas airport
7 months ago

TSA releases 2024 canine calendar

The Transportation Security Administration has released its new calendar featuring more than 1,000 explosives-detection dogs working across the United States to help keep airports safe.
7 months ago
VIDEO: TSA releases 2024 canine calendar
7 months ago

Thanksgiving travel records broken over the weekend: TSA

Almost 3,000,000 people were screened at U.S. airports on Sunday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
7 months ago
Almost 3,000,000 people were screened at U.S. airports on Sunday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
7 months ago

TSA readies for post-Thanksgiving travel rush

TSA Federal Security Director Reggie Stephens joins “GMA” to talk about how Americans should prepare for the potentially busiest travel day since the pandemic.
7 months ago
VIDEO: TSA readies for post-Thanksgiving travel rush
7 months ago

TSA administrator on plan to handle record Thanksgiving travelers

David Pekoske shares the steps the agency is taking to ensure the millions of travelers moving through airports will get to their destinations safely during the busy holiday week.
7 months ago
VIDEO: TSA administrator on plan to handle record Thanksgiving travelers
7 months ago

TSA braces for record number of flyers

30 million passengers are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.
7 months ago
VIDEO: TSA braces for record number of flyers
8 months ago

On track to break record, TSA intercepts nearly 20 guns per day at airports

TSA is intercepting nearly 20 guns per day at checkpoints nationwide, putting the agency on track to break its annual firearms record, the agency told ABC exclusively.
8 months ago
TSA is intercepting nearly 20 guns per day at checkpoints nationwide, putting the agency on track to break its annual firearms record, the agency told ABC exclusively.
8 months ago

Exclusive: On track to break record, TSA intercepts nearly 20 guns per day

TSA is intercepting nearly 20 guns per day at checkpoints nationwide, putting the agency on track to break its annual firearms record, the agency told ABC exclusively.
8 months ago
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) signage is displayed near a check-point at O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, Jan. 8, 2019.
9 months ago

3 Miami TSA workers accused of stealing from passengers

Authorities say surveillance video shows the agents taking money as passengers went through the security checkpoint.
9 months ago
VIDEO: 3 Miami TSA workers accused of stealing from passengers
9 months ago

TSA expects record numbers of passengers traveling to beaches

Millions head to beaches along the East Coast where officials warn of potential rip currents.
9 months ago
VIDEO: TSA expects record numbers of passengers traveling to beaches
1 year ago

TSA screens record number of passengers this holiday weekend

At least 2.7 million people were screened by the TSA on Thursday, the highest number since 2019.
1 year ago
VIDEO: TSA screens record number of passengers this holiday weekend
1 year ago

$15M dollars in gold stolen at Toronto airport

Police are searching for suspects in what could be one of the biggest heists in Canada's history.
1 year ago
VIDEO: $15M dollars in gold stolen at Toronto airport
1 year ago

Guns found at airport checkpoints increased in 1st months of 2023, TSA says

The agency said 93% of the guns recovered were loaded.
1 year ago
The agency said 93% of the guns recovered were loaded.
1 year ago

TSA finds explosive in checked bag at Pennsylvania airport

Prior to the bag being loaded on a plane it was screened by TSA, and an alarm went off to alert the presence of a suspicious item, authorities said.
1 year ago
VIDEO: TSA finds explosive in checked bag at Pennsylvania airport
1 year ago

Explosive found in checked luggage at Pennsylvania airport, man in custody

TSA officers at Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley Airport stopped a man from bringing an explosive device on a plane on Monday, the agency confirmed.
1 year ago
TSA officers at Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley Airport stopped a man from bringing an explosive device on a plane on Monday, the agency confirmed.
1 year ago

TSA prepares for record number of passengers this holiday weekend

As spring break season kicks off, the TSA is preparing for record numbers of passengers with volumes potentially exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
1 year ago
VIDEO: TSA prepares for record number of passengers this holiday weekend
1 year ago

TSA no-fly list data leaked

The TSA says it's looking into a potential cybersecurity incident that resulted in a data breach of personal information.
1 year ago
VIDEO: TSA no-fly list data leaked
1 year ago

TSA breaks firearms record in 2022

TSA said it has recovered a record 6,301 firearms from airport security checkpoints so far this year as of Friday -- more than 88% of which were loaded.
1 year ago
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen travelers at a checkpoint in the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTX) in Romulus, Michigan, June 12, 2021.
2 years ago

TSA rolls out new program at LAX to better detect drones around airports

The program is the second of its kind in the U.S.
2 years ago
Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900ER arrives at Los Angeles international Airport, July 30, 2022, in Los Angeles.
2 years ago

Man cited after TSA finds 23 weapons packed inside carry-on bag

Knives, disposable scalpels and brass knuckles were removed from the luggage.
2 years ago
Knives, disposable scalpels and brass knuckles were removed from the luggage.
2 years ago

23 weapons found packed inside carry-on bag at airport

Knives, disposable scalpels, martial arts throwing knives and a pair of brass knuckles were discovered as the bag entered the checkpoint's X-ray machine on Wednesday.
2 years ago
A TSA officer picks up a knife, one of many weapons that were detected in a traveler’s carry-on bag at Reagan National Airport (DCA) on May 4, 2022, in Arlington, Va.
2 years ago

TSA screens millions of holiday travelers

Many airlines have struggled to stay on schedule.
2 years ago
VIDEO: TSA screens millions of holiday travelers
2 years ago

Americans on FBI watchlist face detention, extra screenings when flying

The ACLU estimates 1.6 million people are currently on the federal watchlist.
2 years ago
2 years ago

TSA agent saves baby boy

She’s now talking about her heroic actions. ABC News’ Rhiannon Ally reports.
2 years ago
VIDEO: TSA agent saves baby boy
2 years ago

Heroic TSA officer saves baby from choking

Officer Cecilia Morales jumped over an airport security conveyor belt to save the life of a 2-month-old who had stopped breathing.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Heroic TSA officer saves baby from choking
2 years ago

TSA officer jumps into action to save infant

A fast-acting TSA officer jumped into action when an infant stopped breathing at Newark International Airport, performing the Heimlich maneuver and saving the baby's life.
2 years ago
A fast-acting TSA officer jumped into action when an infant stopped breathing at Newark International Airport, performing the Heimlich maneuver and saving the baby's life.
3 years ago

TSA braces for busy Thanksgiving travel

Victor Oquendo reports on what air travelers can expect before they hit the skies for the holiday.
3 years ago
VIDEO: TSA braces for busy Thanksgiving travel
3 years ago

TSA set to mandate railroads and rail systems report cyber incidents to government

The Transportation Security Administration is set to mandate railroads and rail systems to report cyber incidents to the federal government.
3 years ago
A subway train slows as it makes its way into the Broad Channel station, Oct. 21, 2014, in Queens, New York.
3 years ago

TSA warns of staffing shortages at more than 100 airports

They are currently offering $1,000 as an officer recruitment incentive.
3 years ago
Travelers enter a new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening area during the opening of the Terminal 1 expansion at Los Angeles International Airport, June 4, 2021.
3 years ago

TSA screening 7 times more passengers than this time in 2020: DHS

The TSA screened seven times more passengers this past weekend than this time in 2020, the DHS says.
3 years ago
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a news conference at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, May 25, 2021, in Arlington, Va.
4 years ago

TSA officers discover 'artfully concealed' assault rifle inside suitcase at airport

A New Jersey woman was arrested after officials found an assault rifle “artfully concealed” inside her suitcase at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday.
4 years ago
TSA officials released this image with a press release stating that officers at Newark Liberty International Airport found this assault rifle and ammunition concealed in the lining of a traveler's suitcase on July 20, 2020. According to the TSA, two individuals were arrested.
4 years ago

TSA bans employees from using TikTok to create content for the agency

The Transportation Security Administration has banned its employees from using TikTok after facing pressure from lawmakers over the social media platform's ties to China.
4 years ago
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks to reporters following a Democratic strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 11, 2020.
4 years ago

TSA detained record number of firearms at US airports in 2019

TSA reminded travelers that individuals who are caught with firearms at airport security checkpoints are subject to federal civil penalties of up to $13,000.
4 years ago
TSA reminded travelers that individuals who are caught with firearms at airport security checkpoints are subject to federal civil penalties of up to $13,000.
4 years ago

TSA detained record number of firearms at US airports in 2019

Transportation Security Administration says more guns were found on passengers or in carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in 2019 than recorded in agency history
4 years ago
Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske testifies before the Senate Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 23, 2018.
5 years ago

TSA officers find missile launcher at Baltimore airport

An Air Force sergeant brought it home as a souvenir; authorities said the launcher was not dangerous.
5 years ago
VIDEO: TSA officers find missile launcher at Baltimore airport
5 years ago

2 TSA officers placed on administrative leave due to 'offensive display'

Two TSA officers have been placed on administrative leave after an "offensive display" was discovered in a baggage screening area at Miami International Airport (MIA).
5 years ago
Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint.
5 years ago

TSA officers uncover missile launcher in checked bag at airport

The passenger reportedly told authorities that he was in the military and flying home from Kuwait; the device was confiscated.
5 years ago
VIDEO: TSA officers uncover missile launcher in checked bag at airport
5 years ago

TSA finds missile launcher in Texas man's checked bag

TSA officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport discovered a missile launcher in a man's checked bag Monday morning.
5 years ago
TSA finds missile launcher in Texas man's checked bag
5 years ago

TSA finds missile launcher in checked bag

TSA officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport found a missile launcher in a man's checked bag Monday morning.
5 years ago
TSA detected a missile launcher in a man's checked bag at BWI Airport on July 29, 2019.
5 years ago

Man ambushes TSA agents at Phoenix airport

Surveillance footage captures the moment a man suddenly ambushes TSA agents at Phoenix airport, sending one to the hospital and four others to an urgent care facility.
5 years ago
VIDEO:  Man ambushes TSA agents at Phoenix airport
5 years ago

$1 million in loose change left in TSA bins

As rushed passengers go through TSA checks at airport, they often leave behind their loose change.
5 years ago
As rushed passengers go through TSA checks at airport, they often leave behind their loose change.
5 years ago

TSA collected more than $960,000 in loose change left in checkpoint bins

The unclaimed money at airports goes into a special fund for security programs, including maintenance.
5 years ago
The unclaimed money at airports goes into a special fund for security programs, including maintenance.
5 years ago

TSA confiscates rocket-propelled grenade launcher at airport

The TSA confiscated a rocket propelled grenade launcher at a Pennsylvania airport.
5 years ago
A defunct grenade launcher that TSA agents spotted in a passenger's checked bag at Lehigh Valley Airport in Allentown, Pa., March 4, 2019.
5 years ago

TSA finds record number of firearms at airport checkpoints

Amid a record year for air travel in the United States, officers found an all-time high number of firearms at checkpoints
5 years ago
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker screens luggage at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) on Sept. 26, 2017, in New York City.
5 years ago

TSA wait times spike as absence rate soars

Security checkpoints at some airport terminals have closed down amid the government shutdown as more than twice as many TSA workers are calling in sick than normal, officials said.
5 years ago
VIDEO: TSA wait times spike as absence rate soars