Some airport security lanes to close as shutdown squeezes TSA workers

The Transportation Security Administration plans to begin closing a handful of security checkpoints at airports around the country as soon as this weekend in response to staff shortages triggered by a partial federal government shutdown now in its third week.

Miami International Airport expects to shut one of its concourses for several days starting Saturday afternoon and will move flights to other gates, according to a statement by the airport.

Separately, a union representing more than 10,000 air-traffic controllers filed suit in federal court in Washington on Friday, charging that it's illegal to force them and other aviation employees to work without compensation.

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