Electronics ban at foreign airports could expand

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  A traveler walks past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application center at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport on January 27, 2014 in New York City. Once approved, travelers can use special expidited Precheck security lanes. They

The ban on electronic devices on board some direct flights to the United States could expand to include more airports and devices, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.

The existing ban -- which governs certain devices from 10 specific African and Middle Eastern airports in eight countries -- requires passengers on those flights to place electronic devices larger than cellphones in their checked luggage.

"Could we see an expansion? Possibly, we have not ruled out that there could be an expansion in the future," DHS spokesman David Lapan told reporters. He added that any expansion to the ban -- which took effect two weeks ago -- is not imminent.

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