Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Many people are headed home after the holiday, but it seems those full body scanners and pat downs aren't deterring some passengers from trying to bring a gun on an airplane, especially in Arizona.
TSA workers confiscated 53 guns from passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport alone, and nationwide, it was a record year.
TSA officials said more than 1,500 guns were taken from travelers. That's about four people per day caught trying to get a gun onto a plane.
Out of all the airports in the country, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta confiscated the most guns. In all, 90 guns were found. It's also the busiest airport in the U.S.
Dallas Fort Worth ranked second with 78 guns seized.
Phoenix ranked third.
"In a place where guns are more frequently carried by people, it does not surprise me that more would be confiscated in an airport ... just because they are coming to fly and they are not thinking about it," traveler Kirsten Wollenweber said.
Guns are allowed in checked baggage; however, they must be unloaded and packed in a hard case.
All guns must also be declared to the airline at check-in.
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