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EXPLAINER: 5G and air travel

Jan. 18, 2022 09:23 AM EST

The airline industry is raising the stakes in a showdown with AT&T and Verizon over plans to launch new 5G wireless service this week, warning that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports. CEOs of the nation’s largest...

Former Gettysburg Air Force base on market for $4.5 million

Jan. 18, 2022 09:03 AM EST

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — A former Air Force base in north central South Dakota is on the market for $4.5 million. While the 42-acre base is no longer active, the Federal Aviation Administration continues to operate a radar site on the property at Gettysburg. The...

Airlines again warn of potential disruption from 5G rollout

Jan. 18, 2022 08:47 AM EST

The airline industry is raising the stakes in a showdown with AT&T and Verizon over plans to launch new 5G wireless service this week, warning that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports. CEOs of the nation’s largest...

FAA sets rules for some Boeing 787 landings near 5G service

Jan. 14, 2022 20:28 PM EST

Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land. The Federal...

Judge weighs pausing Georgia spaceport land deal for voters

Jan. 12, 2022 10:53 AM EST

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — Opponents of a planned commercial spaceport on the Georgia coast asked a judge Tuesday to stop local officials from buying land for the commercial launchpad as they seek a special election that would let voters decide whether the deal should happen. The...

North Korea claims successful test of hypersonic missile

Jan. 12, 2022 02:09 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a successful flight test of a hypersonic missile he claimed would remarkably increase the country’s nuclear “war deterrent.” The state media report came a day after the militaries of the...

Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

Jan. 10, 2022 07:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot who crashed a small plane onto railroad tracks was pulled alive from the wreck by a group of Los Angeles Police officers just moments before a commuter train roared through, authorities said. Video of the harrowing rescue shows the officers pulling the...

Aberdeen port work expected to spur NE Mississippi economy

Jan. 08, 2022 11:31 AM EST

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — Community leaders in northeast Mississippi expect a recent infusion of funds from the federal government to spur economic development around the Port of Aberdeen. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the $4 million in funding as part of an...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jan. 05, 2022 12:06 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 3 The Philadelphia Inquirer on A new year requires a better plan to tackle gun violence crisis: It took about 90 minutes for Philadelphia to experience its first homicide of 2022. ...

Biden says deal with telecoms avoids flight disruptions

Jan. 04, 2022 18:23 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon have agreed to delay the launch of a new slice of 5G service by two weeks after airlines and the nation's aviation regulator complained about potential interference with systems on board planes. President Joe Biden said the agreement reached Monday will help...