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A Transportation Security Administration employee checks passenger tickets as they get into the security line at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A Transportation Security Administration employee checks passenger tickets as they get into the security line at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Houses passes bill to boost airport security, reduce lines

The House passed an aviation bill Monday aimed at boosting airport security, reducing screening lines and refunding fees to passengers whose luggage is lost or arrives late.

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airplane (Ilda masa, ThinkStock)
airplane (Ilda masa, ThinkStock)
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Bill to boost airport security, ease lines gets green light

House and Senate lawmakers say they've reached an agreement on an aviation bill that would boost airport security, reduce screening lines and require airlines to refund fees to passengers whose bags are lost or delayed.

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A Transportation Security Administration employee checks passenger tickets as they get into the security line. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A Transportation Security Administration employee checks passenger tickets as they get into the security line. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Computers, not humans to scan carry-on bags in TSA test

Federal officials said Tuesday that they are expanding tests to speed up airport lines and improve security.

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A commercial airliner lands at San Diego International Airport
A commercial airliner lands at San Diego International Airport (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches.

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In this Friday, May 13, 2016, photo, as a commercial airliner taxis for takeoff, the perimeter fencing and razor wires show the layers of security at San Diego International Airport. An Associated Press investigation has documented perimeter breaches at many of the busiest airports in the U.S. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
In this Friday, May 13, 2016, photo, as a commercial airliner taxis for takeoff, the perimeter fencing and razor wires show the layers of security at San Diego International Airport. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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Highlights of some perimeter breaches at major US airports

An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and mid-February.

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This May 16, 2016, file photo shows a long line of travelers waiting for the TSA security check point at O'Hare International airport, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
This May 16, 2016, file photo shows a long line of travelers waiting for the TSA security check point at O'Hare International airport, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
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Airlines say Congress is contributing to long airport lines

As airport security lines get longer, the finger-pointing over blame is growing too.

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In this March 17, 2016, file photo, travelers wait in line for security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
In this March 17, 2016, file photo, travelers wait in line for security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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Senators to airlines: Drop bag fees to shorten airport lines

Two U.S. senators say one way to reduce long airport security lines this summer is for airlines to drop their fees on checking luggage.

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FILE - In this April 12, 2016 file photo, Eette, , specially trained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to detect explosives on moving objects in busy environments like an airport, stands at a security checkpoint as part of a demonstration at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Tuesday in St. Louis. The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday, April 19, 2016, that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
FILE - In this April 12, 2016 file photo, Eette stands at a security checkpoint as part of a demonstration at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Tuesday in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
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Senate passes bill that would boost airport security

The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones.

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Passenger planes sit on the tarmac behind the perimeter fence at the Los Angeles International Airport in January. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Passenger planes sit on the tarmac behind the perimeter fence at the Los Angeles International Airport in January. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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6 things to know about security breaches at American airports

A year ago, 15-year-old Yahya Abdi climbed the fence protecting the airport in San Jose, California, hoisted himself into a parked plane's wheel well and survived a long, freezing flight to Hawaii.

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Passenger jet flies over the perimeter fence at the Los Angeles International Airport as it lands in February. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Passenger jet flies over the perimeter fence at the Los Angeles International Airport as it lands in February. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Port Authority stonewalls AP investigation of perimeter breaches at US airports

Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation's busiest airports — sometimes even managing to climb aboard jets.

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