The tails of Air France Skyteam and Alitalia aircraft are seen on the tarmac of Charles de Gaulles International Airport in Roissy, Paris January 8, 2013. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)
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Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.TSA does not conduct screening abroad, but has the ability to set screening criteria and processes for flights flying to the U.S., according to a Department of Homeland Security official, who was not allowed to discuss the changes publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.TSA will not disclose which airports will be conducting the additional screening, although it will be at some airports with direct flights to the U.S. Industry data show that more than 250 foreign airports offer nonstop service to the U.S.
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