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November 25, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
President Obama met Monday night with the family of TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed in a violent attack at LAX on Nov. 1, and with two fellow officers wounded by gunfire that day. White House officials did not say which of Hernandez's family members met with the president. The two TSA officers were identified as Tony Grigsby and James Speer. The meeting occurred before Obama attended twin fundraising events in Beverly Hills, the first scheduled appearances in his two-day visit to Southern California.
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TRAVEL
November 25, 2013 | By Catharine Hamm
If you're getting ready to take a flight during the holidays, be prepared for more than the usual confusion at airport screenings. The combination of infrequent fliers and the Transportation Security Administration's new initiative that allows randomly selected passengers to receive expedited screening - an initiative that will continue during the holidays - has the potential to create passenger pileup. The TSA has moved from a one-size-fits-all security approach by allowing some passengers (75 and older)
BUSINESS
November 25, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
If you are among America's well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately. For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by the travel marketing agency MMGY Global and research firm Harrison Group. Defined as those with an annual household income of $250,000 or more, affluent travelers make up 6% of the leisure travel market, up from 4% in 2010, according to the report.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
That loose change that you dump into the plastic bins at the airport security checkpoints may not seem like much but it adds up. And now Washington is wrestling with the question of what to do with the change you leave behind. In fiscal 2012, the change collected at airports across the country added up to about $531,000, with about $32,000 of that coming in foreign currency, according to the Transportation Security Administration. At Los Angeles International Airport, the nation's third busiest airport, passenger change added up to nearly $22,000 in the last fiscal year, according to the TSA. The TSA has been putting the money into its “aviation security fund” to translate airport signs into different languages, among other overhead costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
The  Transportation Security Administration  agent who was killed at  Los Angeles International Airport  was shot 12 times, including at least one round that grazed his heart, according to an autopsy released Friday.  Gerardo I. Hernandez, a 39-year-old father of two, died within two to five minutes of being shot, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said earlier this week. He was shot in his arm, torso, waist, hip, back, buttock and groin, the 22-page autopsy report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
A Transportation Security Administration officer killed at Los Angeles International Airport during a rampage three weeks ago was shot 12 times, with bullets piercing organs, grazing his heart and severing a major artery, according to a final autopsy report released Friday. Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, died within two to five minutes of the Nov. 1 attack inside Terminal 3. The gunman, identified by authorities as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, targeted TSA agents during the shooting, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said earlier this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
A Transportation Security Administration officer killed at Los Angeles International Airport during a rampage three weeks ago was shot 12 times, with bullets piercing organs, grazing his heart and severing a major artery, according to a final autopsy report released Friday. Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, died within two to five minutes of the attack inside Terminal 3. The gunman, identified by authorities as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, targeted TSA agents during the Nov. 1 shooting, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
This post has been updated below. The Transportation Security Administration agent who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport died within two to five minutes of being shot, coroner's officials said. He was shot multiple times, according to a one-page statement released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. A final autospy report is expected to be released Friday.  Gerardo I. Hernandez, a 39-year-old father of two, became the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty when a gunman opened fire at the airport the morning of Nov. 1. Three others were wounded before the suspect -- identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23 -- was shot in a gun battle with airport police and taken into custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
The Transportation Security Administration agent who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport died within two to five minutes of being shot, coroner's officials said. Gerardo I. Hernandez, a 39-year-old father of two, was shot multiple times, according to a one-page statement released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. A final autopsy report is expected to be released Friday. Hernandez became the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty when a gunman opened fire at the airport the morning of Nov. 1. Three others were wounded before the suspect - identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23 - was shot in a gun battle with airport police and taken into custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
The man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport has been released from a local hospital and taken to a federal holding facility, law enforcement sources confirmed. The sources said Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday and taken to the federal facility. He has not been scheduled for a court date. Authorities allege it was Ciancia who opened fire inside the airport the morning of Nov. 1, killing Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo I. Hernandez and wounding three others.
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