Airport security

Passengers wait to pass the security control at the Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Security workers at Barcelona airport began partial strikes Friday which threatens more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 06, 2017 - 7:38 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport are staging a second day of partial strikes, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. Passengers waited for up to an hour to pass security checks at El Prat airport at the peak...
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July 19, 2017 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cell phones. The new measures may include asking passengers...
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Airline passengers walk past a robot providing tips for getting through security faster during a pilot project as they head toward a security checkpoint Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Through audio instructions in English and on-screen animated instructions in six different languages, the robot told passengers to remove items such as scarves, jackets and belts, to empty their pockets and to prepare for a body scan before going through screening. During the pilot program, running in conjunction with the American Association of Airport Executives Innovation Forum, airport officials will track the number of times passengers trigger the body scanner alarm during and after the robot test. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A robot named Tracey greeted passengers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing tips to get them smoothly through security checkpoints. The red and white human-sized robot carries a large electronic sign and can speak to passengers in six different languages. Airport...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor Erik Gordon, left, helps passenger Ronan Pabhye navigate one of the new facial recognition kiosks at a United Airlines gate before boarding a flight to Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 12, 2017 - 1:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all Americans boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it's the only way to successfully expand...
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In a June 29, 2017, photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Sanan Jackson, right, helps a passenger navigate the new face recognition kiosks at gate E7 for a United Airlines flight to Tokyo at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (Michael Wyke/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 11:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering the U.S. currently must submit to...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2014 file photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land at the Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates. The capital of the United Arab Emirates became the first city to find itself exempt from a U.S. ban on laptop computers being in airplane cabins, the country’s flag carrier said Sunday. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 02, 2017 - 2:47 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The capital of the United Arab Emirates became the first city to be exempt from a U.S. ban on laptop computers being in the cabins of airplanes coming from the Mideast, the country's flag carrier said Sunday. Long-haul airline Etihad said it welcomed the decision...
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July 02, 2017 - 10:52 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates says its flights out of the country's capital are now exempt from a U.S. ban on laptop computers being in airplane cabins. Long-haul carrier Etihad said in a statement Sunday that it welcomed the decision by the U.S...
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June 28, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports. Industry and U.S...
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This booking photo released by Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office shows Lila Mae Bryan of Mesquite, Texas. The 82-year-old Texas woman was arrested and jailed for about two hours after she scuffled with a Kansas airport security officer who confiscated an oversized liquid from her carry-on bag, early Wednesday, May 31, 2017, authorities said. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 02, 2017 - 7:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An 82-year-old Texas woman who was jailed for about two hours after scuffling with an airport security officer in Kansas expressed embarrassment Friday, calling herself a "plain old grandma" who'd forgotten to take her bipolar medication. The confrontation ensued Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Aly Raisman attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. Raisman used Twitter on May 24, 2017, to call out an airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
May 25, 2017 - 7:02 pm
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is calling out an airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast. Raisman posted on Twitter Wednesday that after a female Transportation Security Administration worker said she recognized Raisman by her...
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