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The Swampby Frank James Tired of having to ditch your water and shampoo bottles before you enter the airport gate area because security officials can't now distinguish between harmless compounds and bomb ingredients? The scientists at Los Alamos National...
The Swampby Christi Parsons A near-empty prison in rural Illinois has emerged as "a leading option" to house suspected terrorists currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an Obama administration official said Friday. As they work to shutter the controversial...
The Swampby Christi Parsons President Barack Obama today cited "unacceptable" failures in the American intelligence system that allowed an accused terrorist to board a U.S.-bound Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day, and promised changes to avert future...
The Swampby Ken Dilanian A high-tech "virtual fence" to catch illegal border crossers. Next-generation nuclear detectors at ports. Tamper-proof driver's licenses in every state. These were signature Bush administration initiatives to protect the country against...
Flying commercial can be a terrible hassle these days, but not for Steven Washburn. The people in charge of airport security have decided to spare him all the inconveniences. No taking off his shoes and belt, no putting his liquids in a plastic bag, no...
WASHINGTON-- When the major airlines' chief executives appealed to Congress this week for a $17.5 billion bailout, they also threw in a request that the federal government take over the critical task of screening passengers before flight boarding. It's...
Indianapolis International Airport is the 21st airport to be included in TSA's pre-check program. Frequent fliers and some other travelers will be able to go through a quicker screening process if they give more personal information upfront. "You have...
American VoicesIn France, an Islamic terrorist has likely hijacked the agenda for the remainder of the French presidential race. That terrorist is 23-year-old Mohammed Merah, a Franco-Algerian from Toulouse who was fatally riddled with bullets by French forces last week...
One of the Transportation Security Administration's vaunted 20 layers of security has been looking a little porous lately, and the resulting dust-up is calling into question the effectiveness -- and the cost-effectiveness -- of post-9/11 airport...
On November 1, 2009, Becky Hough, 62, was fatally shot in the head by two teenagers at a south side Village Pantry. Hough's long tenure of nearly 30 years ended in an instant all over a pack of cigarettes. Two years later on October 1, 2011, Marcy...
Security screening at Lucas Oil Stadium will be significantly heightened for the Super Bowl. The National Football League strongly recommends that spectators minimize the number and size of all items carried into the stadium. Items carried by...
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In this edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from political lies to a contest for Florida's most unpopular politician. But first, I have a game for you to play: This year, while no one was looking, President Barack Obama made...
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