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LA Times

A woman going through security at Los Angeles International Airport put her month-old grandson into a plastic bin intended for carry-on items and slid it into an X-ray machine. The accident — bizarre but not unprecedented

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Washington Post

The Department of Homeland Security violated a congressional funding ban when it continued to develop a computerized program that creates risk assessments of travelers entering and leaving the US, according to lawmakers and privacy advocates.

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AP

Federal police Friday charged two U.S. pilots involved in a collision with a Brazilian jet that killed 154 people, and if convicted, they could face up to 12 years in prison. [FYI: There is good evidence that Brazilian Air Traffic Controllers are to

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Wired Blog

The Registerd Traveler program, which was just cleared for deployment in the nation's airports, has nothing to do with security and is simply a way to pay $100 to cut to the front of the line. While $28 out of the appro. $100 fee goes to a secur

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AP

Without notifying the public, federal agents for the past four years have assigned millions of international travelers, including Americans, computer-generated scores rating the risk they pose of being terrorists or criminals.

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Washington Times

Muslim religious leaders removed from a Minneapolis flight last week exhibited behavior associated with a security probe by terrorists and were not merely engaged in prayers, according to witnesses, police reports and aviation security officials.

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AP

The imams, who were returning from a religious conference, had prayed on their prayer rugs in the airport before the flight. After they boarded the flight, a passenger, who was alarmed by their activity, passed a note to a flight attendant. Th

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Washington Post

Feel frustrated when a jangling bracelet or pocket full of coins sets off security screeners as you make your way into a government building? Consider the Sikhs, whose religion requires them to always wear a dagger.

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AP

Carrying signs with slogans such as "Best in-flight meal ever," scores of mothers breast-fed their babies at airports around the country in a show of support for a woman who was ordered off a plane for nursing her daughter without covering

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Jabberwonk

Forget no-fly lists. If Uncle Sam gets its way, begining on Jan 14, 2007, we'll all be on no-fly lists, unless the government gives us permission to leave-or re-enter the United States. The US Dept of Homeland Security has proposed that all air

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Papersplease

Does the government have the right to keep secret a law that is applied to millions of Americans every day? That's the question John Gilmore has asked the Supreme Court to decide in his petition to the Court, filed on the 4th of August 2006.

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AP

A California congresswoman said she was briefly denied access to a United Airlines flight because her name appeared on a ''no fly list." Used Sanchez's birth date to determine she was not the same Loretta Sanchez on the list, and she

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ABC News

(As of today, the site that lets you create the fake pass is no longer available) A 24-year-old computer security student working on his doctorate at Indiana University Bloomington has created a Web site allows anyone with an Internet connection

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60 Minutes (CBS)

But the names of some of the most dangerous living terrorists or suspects are kept off the list. The 11 British suspects recently charged with plotting to blow up airliners with liquid explosives were not on it, despite the fact they were under su

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Bloomberg

The EU and US salvaged an agreement on the screening of airline passengers to fight terrorism, sparing trans-Atlantic carriers the threat of lawsuits. The two sides revived a 2004 accord enabling European airlines to hand over information about US-b

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CBS News

These include Saddam Hussein, who is under arrest, Nabia Berri, Lebanon's parliamentary speaker, and Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia. It also includes the names of 14 of the 19 dead 9/11 hijackers. (Wheres the Pres of Axis)

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AP

Under post-September 11 arrangements, European airlines supply US authorities with information on passengers entering the US including their name, address, payment details and telephone numbers. An EU court struck down the existing deal

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Phil Gyford

Listening to Charles Goyette this morning about how America is perceived by the rest of the world, I checked to see what % of Americans own passports. How many Americans travel aboard? Maybe if we travled more, we wouldn't be so ignorant

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San Francisco Chronicle

2 relatives of a Lodi man who was convicted of supporting terrorists have been cleared to return home from a long trip to Pakistan, ending a 5-month standoff in which the U.S. citizens were told they had to cooperate with the FBI to get off the gover

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AP

British author J.K. Rowling says she won an argument with airport security officials in New York to carry the manuscript of the final Harry Potter book as carry-on baggage. Had security agents not relented, she said she might not have flown

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Space.com

When the gates open on the X Prize Cup next month at the Las Cruces International Airport, New Mexico, visitors will get a first-hand feel for a new type of super-slick speedster—the rocket racer. The Rocket Racing League is pushing the throttle f

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