Transportation Security Administration

FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The partial government shutdown is starting to effect air travelers. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 08, 2019 - 7:34 am
DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren't even on the job. A...
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People wait outside Houston's William P. Hobby Airport on Thursday, June 7, 2018, after a toy grenade in a passenger's bag forced the shutdown of a security checkpoint, inconveniencing hundreds of people catching early-morning flights. (AP Photo/John L. M
(Photo credit: AP Photo/John L. Mone)
June 07, 2018 - 4:18 pm
Houston Airport System spokesman said people were allowed to approach the checkpoint again after authorities determined that the suspicious item spotted by a TSA agent was a "novelty grenade." It's not clear why the 17-year-old had the item in his bag...
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