airport security News

Court Rules Airport Screeners Shielded From Passenger Abuse Claims

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. …

Security Tightened at Massachusetts Airport after Florida Attack

Authorities say they’ve got “enhanced” security measures in place at Boston’s Logan International Airport in the wake of the deadly airport shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Massachusetts State Police and Massport, the state agency that oversees Logan, issued a joint …

Movie Theaters Balk at Security Checks Following Shootings

American high school students walk through metal detectors each day. The Metropolitan Opera in New York searches the bags and purses of patrons each night, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. But the nation’s movie theaters are …

President Obama Signs Pipeline Safety, Airport Security Bills

President Barack Obama has signed legislation to toughen oil and gas pipeline regulations and another to ease airport security procedures for members of the military on official travel. The president signed the legislation as part of a post-holiday, back-to-business day …

Massachusetts Family’s 9/11 Lawsuit Blames Logan Airport Security

The family of a Massachusetts man killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks says newly released court documents show security problems at Boston’s airport the day of attacks are to blame for the man’s death. The documents were filed …