If you didn't know the Transportation Security Administration might screen your Starbucks or water bottle for explosives even after you have passed through airport security, you just haven't been paying attention.
That's the word from the TSA after a YouTube video posted Monday said it showed passengers opening a coffee cup and a water bottle for safety screening at an airport gate in Columbus, Ohio.
NBC picked up the story that the agency says just isn't news.
"We have been testing liquids for years as part of our random gate screening," the TSA said in a statement. A post on the TSA Blog dated July 5 says such testing began in summer 2007.
Many of us mistakenly believe that after we've been through a security checkpoint, we're entitled to buy and drink more than 3 ounces of any liquid we like without being disturbed. Not so.