the head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA),
resigned suddenly Thursday. No reason was given for his departure,
be replaced by Adm. James Loy, who recently retired as commandant
of the Coast Guard and then was named deputy undersecretary for
transportation security and chief operating officer of the TSA.
AP Magaw had heart trouble that might have contributed to his
decision. They also said Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta
and some lawmakers had grown critical of Magaw.
former Secret Service agent who protected President Bush's father,
is considered close to the president and family. He also made
the decision not to allow pilots to carry firearms. The House
last week voted to arm pilots.