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Charge against airline mechanic highlights 'insider threat'

Sep. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner has renewed fear about the "insider threat" to aviation security. Despite security upgrades since the hijacking terror attacks of 2001, breaches including a gun-running operation at the nation's...

Kentucky airport lands $12.1M federal grant for taxiway work

Sep. 21, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky airport is receiving a $12.1 million federal grant for taxiway and additional improvements. A news release from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office says the Louisville Regional Airport Authority was awarded the Federal Aviation Administration grant for the...

Tour operator Thomas Cook in race to avoid collapse

Sep. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British holidaymakers traveling abroad can get home. The debt-laden tour operator confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million)...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

Sep. 18, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian Belling says the man arrested at the city's international airport...

As Indonesia fires rage, schools and airport forced to close

Sep. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities closed an airport on Sumatra island on Friday due to poor visibility caused by smoke from raging fires burning through peatland, while schools in several provinces and in neighboring Malaysia closed due to the hazardous haze. Fluctuating visibility that at...

Counterfeit NBA championship rings seized at LA airport

Sep. 11, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-eight counterfeit NBA championship rings have been seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Wednesday that the rings were in a wooden box shipped from China with a final destination in Arizona. Investigators...

Cargo plane crashes in fiery wreck that kills only 2 aboard

Sep. 11, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A cargo plane crashed into a truck repair lot just short of the runway at an Ohio airport, killing both people aboard the aircraft Wednesday and narrowly missing a major highway, authorities said. The fiery wreck burned about a half-dozen unoccupied semitrailers, but no one on the...

The Latest: 2 dead in Ohio cargo plane crash were from Texas

Sep. 11, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a cargo plane crash in Ohio (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Authorities say the two people killed in a cargo plane crash near an Ohio airport were from Texas. The State Highway Patrol in Ohio says the two men were the only ones onboard the plane carrying auto parts when it...

Marchers ask Trump to 'liberate' Hong Kong, as clashes erupt

Sep. 8, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged President Donald Trump to "liberate" the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after protesters...