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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…

CNN gets coveted drone clearance in deal with FAA

By Rob Holmes
Posted

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
Posted

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…

U.S. auto safety agency pushes for nationwide airbag recall

By Michael Cochrane
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Transportation | U.S. auto safety regulators have taken the first step in a legal process to compel a nationwide recall of millions of vehicles with potentially defective…

Cargo ships import major pollution at Chinese ports

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Environment | Environmentalists often call China’s air pollution problem “Airpocalypse.” China ranks in the top tier of countries with health-hazardous air. And a…

Dredging up money for Southern seaport expansion

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Eastern seaboard ports are not yet ready to receive colossal cargo ships due to begin transiting the Panama Canal in 2016. And the holdup is mostly a matter…

Midday Roundup: Flights still sluggish after sabotage in Chicago

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Air traffic jam. Flights in and out of Chicago are still being cancelled or delayed after a worker set fire to an air-traffic control center there on Friday.

 
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