Feature

Nagging security lapses

The week's news at a glance.

Washington, D.C.

Inspectors are still managing to slip guns and knives past airport screeners, despite beefed-up security, according to USA Today. The Transportation Security Administration says that in the last year its 50,000 inspectors have found more than 1,000 guns, 2 million knives, and 50,000 box cutters like the ones used by the 9/11 hijackers. But screeners repeatedly failed to spot weapons sent through on tests conducted by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, according to lawmakers who have seen classified reports. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) was asked how frequently the weapons got through, and he replied, “You wouldn’t want to know.”

Recommended

What's happening with the Nord Stream pipelines?
A pipeline.
Briefing

What's happening with the Nord Stream pipelines?

Putin acknowledges 'mistakes' with draft
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
a rare admission

Putin acknowledges 'mistakes' with draft

North Korea fires missiles hours after Harris visit
kamala harris and Yoon Suk-yeol photo
Cutting it close

North Korea fires missiles hours after Harris visit

Queen Elizabeth II died of 'old age,' death certificate says
Queen Elizabeth II
R.I.P.

Queen Elizabeth II died of 'old age,' death certificate says

Most Popular

Returning the Crown Jewels
Queen Elizabeth.
Briefing

Returning the Crown Jewels

Will Ukraine be Putin's downfall?
Vladimir Putin.
Opinion

Will Ukraine be Putin's downfall?

Russia claims victory in 4 staged Ukrainian referendums
Referendum voting in Donetsk, Ukraine
Prelude to a theft

Russia claims victory in 4 staged Ukrainian referendums