HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY COMMENTS ON ADVISORY TO AIRLINES ABOUT POSSIBLE SHOE BOMB THREATS
February 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Secretary of the Homeland Security Department said Thursday that a warning to airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes was a routine advisory issued in response to the latest intelligence.
U.S. SAID TO WARN AIRLINES ON POSSIBLE SHOE-BOMB THREAT
February 20, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security told airport screeners to check passengers’ shoes for traces of explosives, said the official, who wasn’t authorized to talk publicly about an ongoing investigation.
EX-REPUBLIC AIRLINES PILOT PLEADS GUILTY TO THREAT
February 11, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Republic Airlines pilot has pleaded guilty to threatening to torture and kill the company's CEO and his family.
UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS: MAN TRIED TO HIJACK PLANE TO SOCHI TO DEMANDED PRISONERS’ RELEASE
February 10, 2014
A Ukrainian man who allegedly tried to hijack a Turkey-bound commercial flight and divert it to Sochi on the day of the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony wanted to press for the release of anti-government protesters in his country, authorities said Saturday.
TOOTHPASTE BOMB WARNINGS AND INCREASED SECURITY AS OLYMPIC COMPETITION GETS UNDER WAY
February 06, 2014
Security at the Sochi Winter Olympics suddenly intensified on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned airlines that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled into Russia.
UNRULY AIRLINE PASSENGER FROM VANCOUVER ARRESTED WHEN PLANE LANDS AT YVR
February 03, 2014
A man was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday after allegedly being belligerent and violent on a 12-hour international flight from China.
SUPREME COURT SAYS AIRLINE SHIELDED IN PILOT'S DEFAMATION CLAIM
January 28, 2014
WASHINGTON - Ruling that airlines have broad immunity from lawsuits under a post-9-11 security law, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a $1.4 million defamation judgment awarded to a pilot who was reported by his employer as mentally unstable and potentially armed
PIPE BOMB HANDED BACK TO PASSENGER SKYLAR MURPHY BY AIRPORT GUARD
January 16, 2014
A Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) guard who seized a pipe bomb from a man at Edmonton International Airport tried to give it back to him, CBC News has learned.
U.S. COURT UPHOLDS LIFE SENTENCE FOR UNDERWEAR BOMBER
January 14, 2014
A federal appeals court has upheld the life sentence handed to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man who tried to set off an explosive hidden in his underwear while aboard a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day in 2009.
PROTEST IN PHILA. AGAINST U.S. CUSTOMS DEAL WITH ABU DHABI
December 19, 2013
Airline pilots, flight attendants, an industry trade group, and U.S. lawmakers were in Philadelphia on Wednesday to protest a decision by the Department of Homeland Security to open a U.S. Customs preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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