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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, file photo, TSA agents help travelers as they clear security for flights out of Love Field in Dallas. The TSA has made some changes at airport security checkpoints after a whistleblower inside the agency complained about poor protection against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Lawyer: TSA makes changes after whistleblower's complaint

Jul. 8, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower's lawyer said Wednesday. The changes include requiring screeners to change or sanitize gloves after every time they pat down a...

Autopsy: Man died of drug overdose after fight with deputies

Jul. 3, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Black man died of an accidental drug overdose shortly after a confrontation with deputies at a Florida airport in April, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a statement that the county medical examiner has found that the...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. The European Union’s aviation safety agency said Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their pilot’s exams. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

EU bans Pakistan airline from flying to Europe for 6 months

Jun. 30, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency said Tuesday that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed last week that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their...

EU aviation safety agency bans Pakistan's national airline for 6 months over country's airline pilot scandal

Jun. 30, 2020 10:47 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — EU aviation safety agency bans Pakistan's national airline for 6 months over country's airline pilot scandal.
FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan’s state-run airline announced Thursday, June 25, 2020, it will ground 150 pilots on charges they obtained their pilot licenses by having others take exams for them. Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for PIA, said the decision comes after a probe into last month’s Pakistan International Airlines crash that killed 97 people in the city of Karachi.  (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Pakistan to ground 150 pilots for cheating to get licenses

Jun. 25, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s state-run airline said Thursday it will ground 150 pilots, accusing them of obtaining licenses by having others take exams for them, an accusation that followed a probe into last month’s crash that killed 97 people in Karachi. Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for...

Gary Henderson installs an awning near the Giant Sky Wheel while preparing Canobie Lake Park for guests, Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Salem, New Hampshire. The amusement park plans to reopen on July 16th with capacity limitations and safety precautions for guests and workers as a some of the state restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak are lifted. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Wall Street eyes alternative data to track economy reopening

Jun. 18, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The reopening of businesses shut due to the coronavirus pandemic is fueling optimism on Wall Street that the U.S. economy is on the path to recovering from a steep recession. How quickly that recovery happens hinges on the outbreak subsiding and on Americans feeling confident and safe...

Michael Stumo holds a sign displaying photographs of the individuals who were killed in the March 10, 2019, crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, as Federal Aviation Administration administrator Stephen Dickson testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Lawmakers rip FAA for not disclosing documents on Boeing Max

Jun. 17, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

Senators of both parties lashed out at the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, accusing it of stonewalling their attempts to understand how the agency approved a Boeing jet that later suffered two deadly crashes and whether it retaliates against whistleblowers in its ranks. Roger Wicker, a Republican...

FILE - This Dec. 7, 2015, file photo shows the second Boeing 737 MAX airplane being built on the assembly line in Renton, Wash. Pressure is growing in Congress for at least modest changes in how federal regulators approve new passenger planes after two deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max. On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, two key senators on transportation issues proposed several changes that would increase Federal Aviation Administration's direct role in the aircraft-certification process. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Momentum grows in Congress for more FAA oversight of Boeing

Jun. 16, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

Pressure is growing in Congress for at least modest changes in how federal regulators approve new passenger planes after two deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max. On Tuesday, two key senators on transportation issues proposed several changes that would increase Federal Aviation Administration's direct role...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, released by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Carol Hogan examines wreckage as part of the NTSB's investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif., that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause of crashes such as the one that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant.(James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Safety board asks helicopter makers to install 'black boxes'

Jun. 2, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause of crashes such as the one that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant. The National Transportation Safety Board appealed directly to six...

People walk by a departures monitor at the Rome Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Airlines and travelers are still sorting out the new travel ban that President Donald Trump announced late Wednesday, barring most foreign visitors from continental Europe for 30 days. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

EU agency seeks airline, airport input on new virus guidance

May. 26, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Europe’s aviation safety agency called on airlines and airports Tuesday to participate in a program to help evaluate new coronavirus guidelines in real-life situations. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the guidelines last week in conjunction with the European Center...