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FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | A hacker told the FBI last week he has been able to crack aircraft computers on numerous occasions—as a passenger. According to the affidavit, Chris Roberts…

Midday Roundup: More than 150 arrests in Texas biker shootout

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Street fighters. More than 150 people are in jail in Waco, Texas, following a brawl-turned-gunfight between five motorcycle gangs. Nine people died and at…

Old highway sign law nails Oklahoma churches and Times Square

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Government | In Oklahoma, some churches may be forced to demolish highway signs to comply with a 50-year-old federal highway law. The Highway Beautification Act, enacted…

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
Posted

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
Posted

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…

 
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