On the same afternoon that Phoenix police arrested a hysterical woman at Sky Harbor International Airport, her husband in New York placed repeated, urgent phone calls to airport authorities, warning them that his wife was suicidal and should not be l
When Carol Anne Gotbaum arrived at her departure gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport she was told that she was too late to board her flight. She began yelling. Her arrest was captured by three video cameras. This is one of them.
Contortionists worldwide must be mourning the death of Carol Anne Gotbaum. She was an artist of unparalleled talent, if you believe the cops who arrested, trussed, and imprisoned her at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. She died
Police handcuffed Gotbaum with her hands behind her back and took her to a holding cell, where she was later found dead. Police "found her with the handcuffs up by her neck area. There are many people that are able to get handcuffs around their
The daughter-in-law of one of New York's top officials screamed, "I'm not a terrorist!" and fought with security officials in the Phoenix airport before being wrestled to the ground and handcuffed, witnesses told the Daily News yest
A New York woman detained at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport may have strangled herself to death while trying to wriggle free from handcuffs that held her arms behind her back, Phoenix police said. [Uh, how?!!!!]
Gilmore's file, which he provided to The Washington Post, included a note from a Customs and Border Patrol officer that he carried the marijuana-related book "Drugs and your Rights." "My first reaction was I kind of expected it,**
The US government is collecting electronic records on the travel habits of millions of Americans who fly, drive or take cruises abroad, retaining data on the persons with whom they travel or plan to stay, the personal items they carry during their jo
Troopers arrested an MIT student at gunpoint Friday after she walked into Logan International Airport wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her sweatshirt. Authorities call it a fake bomb; she called it art.
Beginning in Feb, 2008, US Customs and Border Protection(CBP) will implement their "Advance Passenger Information System(APIS), "the gist of which is that you will need permission fromthe US Government to travel on any air or sea vessel tha
Air France says it will begin testing technology that permits registered travlers to bypass general boarding on shuttle flight between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amesterdam Schiphol. Frequent customers wishing to participate will have to provide
The Secure Flight proposal would apply to domestic flights the same requirements for government-issued travel credentials and individualized, explicit, prior, per-flight permission to travel as the DHS plans to apply to international flights
Two months ago, she boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Tucson. Before the flight took off, she was escorted into the jetway by a customers service representative, who asked her to change her clothes.
The freedom to travel of more than 100,000 Americans placed on "watch" and "no fly" lists is being restricted by the Bush-Cheney regime. Citizens who have done no more than criticize the president are being banned from airline fl
The Sikh Coalition said it was informed by the Transportation Security Administration turbans could be subject to manual pat-downs even if their wearers had passed a metal detector test. “Telling screeners to search people in turbans is the same as
For seven-year-old Javaid Iqbal, the holiday to Florida was a dream trip to reward him for doing well at school. But he was left in tears after he was stopped repeatedly at airports on suspicion of being a terrorist. The security alerts were tr
Just last weekend, for example, a Customs computer breakdown at Los Angeles International Airport stranded more than 17,000 international passengers on planes, some for more than 10 hours.
Next time you go to the airport, there may be more eyes on you than you notice. Specially trained security personnel are watching body language and facial cues of passengers for signs of bad intentions. The watcher could be the attendant who hands
Starting 6 months from now airlines operating international flights will be required to send the government their passenger list data before the planes take off rather than afterwards, as is now the case. Designed to give authorities more time to ide
US business travelers and tourists flying to the European Union are facing the threat of the same laborious registration requirements that Washington has demanded of Europeans in the latest US security crackdown.
Airlines and aviation-related companies sued the CIA and the FBI on Tuesday, asking a federal court to let them interview investigators who can tell whether the aviation industry was to blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks or whether it had acted rea
New legislation will require visitors to the US to register their travel plans 48 hours before departing for the US. The agreement -- signed by the US and the European Union -- will allow the US Dept of Homeland Security(DHS) to continue using
Business consultant Rich Paul-Hus travels throughout Florida, sometimes needing to reach mid-sized cities such as Tallahassee to see an important client. But as in many states, it's often a hassle getting to Florida's small or mid-sized citie
A teenager was imprisoned in Atlanta, Georgia after being wrongfully accused of not paying a minor traffic ticket. U.S. Customs agents apprehended Stephen Kelsey, 17, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after the youth returned from a
3 Pilot Scott Bowerbank, photographer Jim Cox, 15 Pilot Craig Smith, and photographer Rick Krolak have died in a crash between the 2 copters covering a police high speed chase. Happened just as the police were surrounding the suspect who had exited
He looks harmless Michael Martin, 7, with his mother, Krista Martin, takes a break from drumming in their Coral Springs home. Because Michael shares a name with a suspected terrorist, they are inconvenienced when they fly.
The Transportation Security Adminstration wants to increase the professionalism of its 43,000 screeners who scrutinize airline passengers and luggage for explosives, weapons and other contraband. The more professionalism the better
Air traffic as seen by the FAA. (This is really cool)
Last weekend, Kent Couch settled down in his lawn chair with some snacks -- and a parachute. Attached to his lawn chair were 105 large helium balloons. Destination: Idaho.
US airports will see an increased presence of local police and federal security officials amid heightened vigilance following an explosion in Glasgow and a bomb alert in London, the White House said.