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High airport security may be cutting thefts

At Philadelphia International Airport, a baggage screener was caught in March of last year stealing laptop computers and a video game system from the luggage of airline passengers.

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Detroit Metro Airport safety protocols under fire

 

Members of Congress demanded Friday to know whether airport protocols and airline safety measures are adequate after a Free Press exclusive report revealed potential mistakes and miscues that might have put people at Detroit Metro Airport at risk following a Christmas Day bombing attempt aboard Northwest Flight 253.
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State of the Union Homeland Security Preview

Image ImageWith the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt still under investigation, Britain on a higher terror alert, and a message from Osama Bin Laden, homeland security issues are sure to be high on President Obama's mind as he prepares for Wednesday night's State of the Union address. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg talks about what the President might discuss. Plus, will there be more European cooperation in airport screening? Listen to the interview to find out.

 

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A Flight Is Diverted by a Prayer Seen as Ominous

The plane, a 50-seat regional aircraft that was less than a third full when it took off from La Guardia Airport, had been climbing through the early-morning sky for about 25 minutes. A 17-year-old passenger in a whitish sweater took out something he had carried onboard, and strapped it onto his wrist and his head.

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Fallout from Attempted Christmas Day Airline Bombing Continues

Image ImageReverberations from the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day will continue for some time. As full-body scanners are cropping up at airports, concerns about privacy are being voiced. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why privacy may be the price we need to pay for safety.

 

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Experts Say Air Security, Fliers’ Needs Must Balance

Rep. Bennie Thompson and other federal officials intent on preventing a repeat of the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound plane must be careful not to tighten security so much that people become reluctant to fly, homeland security experts say.

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Poll: 3 in 4 Support Airport Body Scans

Almost three quarters of the American public are in favor of full body x-ray scanners at airports, according to the findings of a new CBS News poll conducted in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

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Airport Security, What’s Next?

The day afterUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s Christmas Day attempt to set off an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said any additional security measures the agency planned to implement were “designed to be unpredictable.”

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