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Police in Moldova investigate string of bomb threats

Aug. 15, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Police in Moldova’s capital Chisinau were investigating a string of bomb threats Monday at locations including at the country’s supreme court and its international airport, authorities said. Police said that the nine bomb threats also targeted shopping...

Australian charged with shooting at windows inside airport

Aug. 14, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was charged with three weapons offenses Monday after he allegedly used a handgun inside the Canberra Airport to fire multiple shots at airport windows. Nobody was injured during the shooting near the check-in counters Sunday afternoon....

Loud noise causes passenger panic at a Las Vegas airport

Aug. 14, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Flights out of Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas were delayed early Sunday after a loud noise caused panic among travelers who thought it was gunfire. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the noise was caused by “an unruly subject” in Terminal 1...

Israel to allow Palestinians from West Bank to use airport

Aug. 09, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Palestinians from the occupied West Bank will soon be allowed to travel on flights to Turkey out of an Israeli airport, the Israel Airports Authority said Tuesday. The move is part of a series of gestures Israel says it is making to improve the living...

WNBA's Griner tells drug trial: 'My career is my whole life'

Jul. 27, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner testified at her drug possession trial in Russia that an interpreter translated only a fraction of what was being said while she was detained at Moscow's airport in February and that officials told her to sign documents, but “no one...

Over 1,000 Lufthansa flights canceled as staff strikes

Jul. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled Wednesday because of a one-day strike by the airline's German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. About 134,000 passengers had to change their travel plans...

Louisiana aviation company plans $2.5M expansion

Jul. 21, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana company that specializes in painting commercial aircraft plans to spend $2.5 million to expand its services and, in the process, create 100 new jobs, state officials said Thursday. The new jobs at New Iberia-based Aviation Exteriors Louisiana will...

San Francisco airport worker stabbed, suspect detained

Jul. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker at the San Francisco International Airport was stabbed Tuesday, and a suspect was in custody, police said. It was the third security incident in a month at the airport south of San Francisco. The man, who has not been identified, was attacked in the...

Passenger plane crashes in Somalia, no deaths reported

Jul. 18, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A passenger plane has crashed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu with the 30 people on board safely evacuated. Airport authorities said passengers and crew have disembarked from the Jubba Airways-operated plane, which was arriving on a domestic flight from...

White House: Russian officials visited Iran to see drones

Jul. 16, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Russian officials visited an airfield in central Iran at least twice in recent weeks to view weapons-capable drones it is looking to acquire to use in its war against Ukraine, the White House said. The Biden administration released the intelligence as...