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Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Oct. 16, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in...

Safety officials want faster reporting of aviation incidents

Oct. 11, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

Safety officials say a near collision of airliners in San Francisco last year was a few feet from becoming the worst crash in aviation history and underscores the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday on...

California train agency fined $650,000 for 2 worker deaths

Oct. 11, 2018 7:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission also placed the Bay Area...

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

Oct. 11, 2018 1:30 AM EDT

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges. Nauman Hussain, 28, showed little emotion as he was arraigned...

Dubai airport begins using biometric tech at security

Oct. 10, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport — the world's busiest for international travel. That's because the airport debuted a new "smart tunnel" that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travelers to...

Cuomo says limo shouldn't have been on road; victims mourned

Oct. 8, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The supersized limousine that crashed and killed 20 people outside a country store failed a safety inspection last month and shouldn't have been on the road, and the driver wasn't properly licensed, New York's governor said Monday. The state moved to shut down the owner, Prestige...

UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

Oct. 3, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety. The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally binding, but the...

NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year's near disaster

Sep. 25, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

Federal safety officials blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within 10 to 20 feet of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco. The Air Canada pilots were apparently confused because one of two parallel runways was closed and dark before the late-night incident. The crew was...

The Latest: Morocco navy fires on boat carrying migrants

Sep. 25, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Morocco's government says the country's navy opened fire on a boat suspected of carrying migrants, wounding four. The Moroccan Interior Ministry says that a naval unit operating in the Mediterranean fired on the boat...

Woman who drove across airport runways now facing charges

Sep. 21, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman who breached security at a New Jersey airport and drove her car across two runways has been charged with criminal trespass and other counts. Port Authority police say 31-year-old Ciara Schultz, of Ballston Spa, followed an authorized vehicle through...