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Man shot by police on Vegas airport tarmac didn’t work there

Nov. 22, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said. The wounded intruder and the injured officer were hospitalized after the...

Egypt detains man going to Saudi Arabia with banned pills

Nov. 21, 2019 5:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Authorities say a man from a Gulf Arab country who was travelling from Egypt to Saudi Arabia has been detained at the Cairo airport, allegedly attempting to take banned pills into the kingdom. A statement from the airport authorities on Thursday says security officials found dozens of illegal...

Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport

Nov. 19, 2019 9:00 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators say a “suspicious package” flagged during the screening process at Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport turned out to be a bottle of lotion. The incident forced about 200 passengers and workers to evacuate the airport...

Egypt: French traveler arrested for packing illegal pills

Nov. 15, 2019 7:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport authorities say they have arrested a French passenger of Egyptian descent who was allegedly carrying hundreds of pills of banned drugs in his luggage. Ibrahim Abdel Latif, a senior official at the Customs Authority, said Friday that when inspectors searched the passenger’s...

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Nov. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to...

Airline says false hijack alarm caused Dutch airport alert

Nov. 6, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — An accidental hijack warning set off from the cockpit of a plane triggered a big security operation at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday night, a Spanish airline and Dutch military police said.  Air Europa said in a tweet that the scare that sent emergency services...

New Orleans debuts new $1.3B airport terminal with amenities

Nov. 5, 2019 6:25 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The old Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisiana will soon be a thing of the past. State and city officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the city's new $1.3 billion airport terminal, which is scheduled to open to the public Wednesday. The airport is located in the New...

Qantas grounds 3 Boeing 737s due to hairline cracks

Nov. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian airline Qantas Airways said Friday that it grounded three of its Boeing 737s over hairline cracks in wing structures but expects the planes to be repaired and flying again before the end of the year. The airline has been inspecting its aircraft following calls this...

Pilot killed when plane crashed into house was avid flier

Oct. 30, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

Crews began removing the wreckage of a small plane Wednesday that crashed into a New Jersey house a day earlier, as friends of the pilot who died in the accident remembered him as a skilled flier with decades of experience. Dr. Michael Schloss' plane crashed Tuesday morning in the Colonia section of Woodbridge...

The Latest: Mayor trapped in home amid storm, fallen tree

Oct. 26, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on areas affected after Tropical Storm Olga moved through the region (all times local): 3 p.m. The mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, was trapped in his home for about 1½ hours by a downed tree and was taken out on a stretcher by first responders. Heavy winds rolled through...