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TSA says traveler forgot snake at Newark security checkpoint

Aug. 20, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A young girl discovered something slithery at a New Jersey airport security checkpoint: a 15-inch-long snake. Transportation Security Administration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport said in a release that it appears the thin, black snake with a yellow ring around its...

Long lines at Minneapolis airport due to security changes

Aug. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Changes in the configuration of security checkpoint lanes at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport led to long wait times for some travelers. A remodeling project has shrunk the space at one of the security checkpoints at Terminal 1, so airport and Transportation Security...

Deputies find newborn covered in ants on floorboard of van

Aug. 19, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a mother and grandmother were arrested when deputies discovered a 16-day-old newborn covered in ants on the floorboard of their van. News outlets report 32-year-old Rebecca Jean Fultz and 69-year-old Charolette J. Simpson were charged Thursday with criminal abuse...

Distracted driver causes deadly Kansas crash, patrol says

Aug. 19, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

HOISINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas driver who was distracted by her cellphone caused a crash that killed a California woman. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 78-year-old Ida John, of Lincoln, California, was killed Friday in the crash on U.S. 281 near the small Kansas town of Hoisington. The...

Airport worker fired for giving passenger 'You ugly!' note

Aug. 17, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An airport security worker in New York has been fired for handing a passenger a handwritten note that said "You ugly!!!" The June incident came to light this week after passenger Neal Strassner obtained security video through a public records request and posted it to YouTube . The...

Security change may mean longer lines at Minneapolis airport

Aug. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A security change at the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could mean longer lines for passengers. Starting Monday, travelers who haven't qualified for TSA PreCheck or CLEAR PreCheck will be limited to using the north security checkpoint. The south checkpoint...

Earnhardt takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

Aug. 15, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation after...

Report: Crop duster hit power lines, tree before fatal crash

Aug. 15, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

SUMNER, Iowa (AP) — A preliminary report from federal aviation safety officials says a crop duster involved in a fatal crash in northeastern Iowa hit power lines before going down on Aug. 9. The report from the National Transportation Safety Board released Thursday says a witness told investigators that...

Nevada I-80 wildlife crossings win environmental award

Aug. 15, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has issued an environmental excellence award to state wildlife and transportation officials for creating wildlife safety crossings on special highway overpasses in northeast Nevada. The award recognizes nine safety crossings installed on Interstate 80 in...

Government moves toward easing drive-time rules for truckers

Aug. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes. The Federal...