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American Airlines–US Airways marriage gets FAA blessing

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | American Airlines and US Airways are celebrating the final step in their $11 billion merger deal. The milestone came last week when the Federal Aviation…

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Air passengers can now use their electronic devices gate-to-gate, but in-flight Wi-Fi access may make planes vulnerable to hackers armed only with a lowly…

Can better regulations prevent pilot suicide?

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | As search and recovery teams continue to comb the mountainside in the French Alps where a suicidal pilot crashed a Germanwings jet last month, aviation…

A ‘grossly un-German’ act

By Sophia Lee
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Disaster | The American wife of a German Lufthansa pilot shares her perspective on the effect the Germanwings crash has had on the country

Midday Roundup: NSA gate-crashers stole car, took wrong turn

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Lapse in judgment. The two men who crashed through the front gate of the National Security Agency (NSA) Monday had stolen a car after a wild night in a hotel,

High school group among victims of German plane crash

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Disaster | UPDATE: A German official has confirmed a group of high school students traveling home from a week-long exchange trip in Spain was aboard the Germanwings…

Labor disputes put West Coast seaports at a standstill

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Ports up and down the U.S. West Coast are nearly at a standstill after months of bickering between unions and the companies that operate marine terminals.

Taiwanese plane wreckage pulled from river

By Angela Lu
Posted

Disaster | A TransAsia prop-jet plane clipped a freeway overpass and plunged into a river shortly after takeoff

Why doesn’t cheaper jet fuel mean lower airfares?

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Airlines estimate they will save up to $20 billion this year in jet fuel costs, but passengers are unlikely to see cheaper airfares. Travelers might expect…

CNN gets coveted drone clearance in deal with FAA

By Rob Holmes
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Technology | News giant CNN made its own headlines this week by teaming up with the FAA for research on commercial use of drones. CNN is now cleared to use camera-equipped…

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Tax season online. A case heard by the Supreme Court last week could affect anyone buying Christmas gifts over the internet. Colorado requires consumers who…

Midday Roundup: Airbag maker fights recall push

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Recall woes. Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata told U.S. regulators yesterday it did not have enough evidence to justify a nationwide recall of airbags…

 
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