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Midday Roundup: Britain raises threat level amid fears terrorism will spread from Syria

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heightened security. Conflict escalation in Iraq and Syria led Britain to raise its terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday. The new threat…

Who should compensate families of Flight 17 victims?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | When a commercial aircraft crashes, or is shot down, it’s not always clear who should pay. Families mourning passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are…

Report on Quebec train disaster downplays main cause

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A year after a runaway oil train exploded near the Maine border with Quebec, the investigation report released this week cited 18 contributing factors. But…

Midday Roundup: Hawaii hunkers down for some wild weekend weather

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stocking up. Residents and tourists are bracing for two storms barreling toward Hawaii, as forecasters predict flash floods, mudslides, and big wind gusts.

Midday Roundup: Toxic algae makes for a thirsty weekend in Toledo

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Not a drop to drink. Toledo, Ohio,  residents spent the weekend waterless because of fears of contamination from an algae bloom in Lake Erie. City…

Developers battle FAA over new building height restrictions

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A recent Federal Aviation Administration proposal to decrease building height near airports has drawn battle lines between real estate developers and…

Landing in Houston: ‘Like sliding down a banister’

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Houston airports are set to lead the nation in quiet landings and less pollution. The FAA has redesigned the area’s flight corridors to save fuel, time, and…

New gas tax proposed to refill empty federal tank

New gas tax proposed to refill empty federal tank

By Emily Scheie
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Transportation | WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Wednesday proposed raising the federal gasoline and diesel taxes a total of 12…

Do air traffic controllers need more sleep?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A government-sponsored report released last week said air traffic controllers are at great risk for fatigue and errors leading to accidents because of their…

London Bridge isn’t the only one falling down

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Drive over the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington and you see a beautiful view of the U.S. Capitol. But officials say the bridge—like nearly…

Mid East airline passengers get special security treatment

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Forget legroom: Middle Eastern airlines are going for bed, bath, and beyond luxury. For $21,000, Etihad Airways’ new 125-square-foot “Residence” suite…

Today a stowaway, tomorrow a terrorist?

By Tiffany Owens
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Transportation | A California teen who snuck into the landing gear of a plane headed for Maui and survived a five-hour ride on the Hawaiian Airlines jet is raising questions…

 
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