An epic Super Friends team of federal, state and municipal law enforcement outfits has converged on the San Francisco Bay Area to watch you watch the Super Bowl. Here’s a big breakdown of everything Department Of Homeland Security and scores of other agencies are doing to keep tabs on the area.
Anyone who travels with a laptop computer is used to taking it out for screening by the TSA, prior to flying. But now, the TSA has also announced that travelers coming from overseas to the U.S. will need to have their phones powered up and available for screening as well.
Good news: Uncle Sam's terrorist-watchin' lawmen would like a database that shows the whereabouts of every car with a license plate that's recently been scanned by a government tag reader. Does that freak you out? Here's better news: They want a private contractor to run it.
Because July 4th falls on a Wedneday, a lot of Americans will spend a five-day weekend traveling and drinking. It's pretty common to misplace a wallet or a purse on that kind of vacation. And getting on a return flight without a valid ID, as you might imagine, is not easy. But it can be done. Here's how to work it…
Several women who flew through Dallas/Fort Worth's airport have filed complaints against the TSA claiming that officials asked them to walk through the body scanners multiple times. Why would female agents do such a thing? So the male agents viewing the scans could get a better look at their bodies. Ew.
Remember the various reports of "suspicious activity" on planes on the anniversary of 9/11? Here's the story of one of the people who was detained—apparently for being half-Arab and sitting next to two Indian men who got up to use the bathroom in succession. Very suspicious!
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she envisions an "airport checkpoint of tomorrow" more pleasant than the "airport checkpoint of today" where elderly people aren't stripped, fondled, and photographed just so they can go to Reno for the weekend.