TSA chief: Travelers from some nations targeted

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pistole said Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, that the Transportation Security Administration needs an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration needed an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling by the government so the TSA could target travelers for extra scrutiny based on their nationality and gender, the head of the agency said Tuesday.

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