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Official: Airport TSA snag for new Nevada DMV cards fixed

Sep. 15, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says newly designed state driver’s licenses should no longer cause security snags at airports in most of the U.S. The state's DMV license redesign contractor assured officials Tuesday that Transportation...

Group: Turkish drones in Cyprus endanger commercial flights

Sep. 14, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Turkish drone base in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus could increase safety risks for thousands of commercial flights that cross the airspace around the eastern Mediterranean island, a flight safety group warned Tuesday. ...

New design of Nevada licenses a problem for TSA scanners

Sep. 10, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A change in newly issued Nevada driver's licenses means airport security screeners may have to manually check the credentials because their scanners for now won't read the bar codes, officials said. The Transportation Security Administration hasn't yet...

How 9/11 changed air travel: more security, less privacy

Sep. 06, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t anywhere near as intrusive. There were no long checkpoint lines....

How 9/11 changed air travel: more security, less privacy

Sep. 06, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t anywhere near as intrusive. There were no long checkpoint lines....

The Latest: New Zealand unable to get everyone out it wanted

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it was not able to get everybody it wanted out of Afghanistan in time before the deadly attacks near Kabul’s airport brought its rescue mission to an end. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she is not yet sure how...

The Latest: US, others issue security alert at Kabul airport

Aug. 25, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia on Thursday advised its citizens in Afghanistan not to travel to Kabul’s airport, where there as a “very high threat of a terrorist attack.” Australians in the airport’s vicinity were advised to move to a safe location and await...

US examining Boeing's treatment of safety-related employees

Aug. 24, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

A small group of Boeing engineers who perform key safety tasks are raising concerns about their ability to work free of pressure from supervisors, and their comments are prompting federal regulators to take a broader look into the company’s safety culture. The...

Hartford city council, mayor want local airport closed

Aug. 24, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford city council has joined the city's mayor in calling for the closure of the Hartford-Brainard Airport, a small airfield used by flight schools, public safety flights and entertainers who come to town. The council unanimously approved a...

The Latest: Australia, New Zealand evacuate hundreds

Aug. 23, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister says Australian and New Zealand officials evacuated more than 650 people from Kabul Airport over Monday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Tuesday five flights had left the airport in the busiest day of...