US Transportation Security Administration is easing rules regarding carry-on items in time for the busy Christmas holiday travel period. Beginning Dec. 22, scissors with a cutting edge of 4 in. or less and tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers smaller than 7 in. will be permitted in carry-on baggage. Other work tools such as larger scissors and crowbars, drills, hammers and saws still will be banned from cabins and lighters are prohibited from both cabins and checked baggage. ...

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