An FAA audit of the nearly 200 first responders employed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport revealed that an overwhelming majority were either never certified or held expired certifications.
From intrusive pat-downs to body scans to perceived profiling, the Transportation Security Administration always seems to be the target of complaints. Here’s another one: It took the TSA almost four years to tell me what people complained about — in 2008. In my first week at ProPublica in June 2008, I filed a public records […]
The CIA has broken up a new Al Qaeda plot to blow up an airliner using explosive underwear, the Associated Press reported Monday afternoon. An upgraded underwear bomb with an improved detonation system was seized by agents in Yemen, according to the report. A suicide bomber had been selected to carry out the plot, but […]
Israeli President Shimon Peres has arrived in Canada on an official five day visit, but no thanks to his country’s national airline. Israeli media reports say an unusual row erupted last week between the President’s office and El Al when the airline demanded he pay $5,000 fee to bring an oxygen tank, a charge that […]