Terrorist Threats Prompt Tighter Airport Security
Flying over the July 4 weekend is about to get even more unpleasant for some air travelers. Terrorists in Yemen and Syria reportedly are getting better at developing new bombs to smuggle onto planes, giving authorities grounds to amp up security. Officials are boosting screenings at airports in the Middle East and Europe with direct links to the U.S. in hopes of spotting new, non-metallic devices they suspect might elude existing security checks. Longer lines and delays may result.