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TSA agent convicted for tricking woman into showing breasts

Jan. 22, 2021 9:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Transportation Security Administration agent who was accused of tricking a traveler into showing her breasts as she went through security at Los Angeles International Airport pleaded no contest Friday to false imprisonment, authorities said. Johnathon Lomeli entered the plea to...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2008, file photo, Alice Hoagland, the mother of 9/11 victim Mark Bingham, speaks during a news conference following a pretrial session for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants in Camp Justice on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hoagland, beloved as a mother figure by players in the global gay rugby movement her own son Mark Bingham helped establish shortly before he perished as one of the heroes of Flight 93, died Dec. 22, 2020, in her sleep at her home in California after battling Addison’s disease. (Mandel NGAN/Pool Photo via AP)

Alice Hoagland, gay-rugby godmother and 9/11 activist, dies

Jan. 21, 2021 7:56 PM EST

Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as one of the heroes of Flight 93, has died. She was 71. Hoagland, a former flight attendant who became a safety activist while carrying on her...

FILE- In this Sept. 30, 202, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

European aviation agency: 737 Max to be cleared next week

Jan. 19, 2021 6:52 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Boeing 737 Max will be approved to resume flights in Europe next week, following nearly two years of reviews after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide, the head of the European aviation safety agency said Tuesday. Patrick Ky, executive...

In this photo taken from video, Alexei Navalny kisses his wife Yulia as he is detained by police at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany. (AP)

Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

Jan. 17, 2021 7:20 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Navalny's detention at passport control in Moscow’s...

Security surrounds the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

Jan. 15, 2021 9:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is condemning the assault on the U.S. Capitol in his formal letter of resignation....

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Transportation Security Administration agents process passengers at the south security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Denver. Federal safety officials are investigating people who took part in last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol to decide whether they belong on the federal no-fly list. The move is one of several that officials outlined Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

TSA looking into adding Capitol rioters to US no-fly list

Jan. 15, 2021 7:23 PM EST

Federal officials are investigating people who took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol to determine whether they should be barred from traveling on airlines. The assessments are one of several steps federal agencies are taking to increase security before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week. The...

TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Jan. 14, 2021 9:50 PM EST

Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week's presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting guns in checked bags. The moves follow the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of...

Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) investigators walk near debris found in the waters around the location where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed, at the search and rescue command center at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Divers looking for the crashed plane's cockpit voice recorder were searching in mud and plane debris on the seabed between Indonesian islands Wednesday to retrieve information key to learning why the Sriwijaya Air jet nosedived into the water over the weekend. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesian searchers hunt for crashed plane's voice recorder

Jan. 13, 2021 1:28 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers searching for a crashed jet's cockpit voice recorder were sifting through mud and plane debris on the seabed between Indonesian islands on Wednesday to retrieve information key to learning why the Sriwijaya Air jet nosedived into the Java Sea over the weekend. Indonesian...

Indonesian marines look at a large part of a plane recovered from the waters off Java Island where Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crashed on Saturday, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The search for the black boxes of the crashed Sriwijaya Air jet intensified Monday to boost the investigation into what caused the plane carrying 62 people to nosedive at high velocity into the Java Sea. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia's plane safety record is a concern

Jan. 11, 2021 12:47 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Saturday's plane crash in Indonesia, in which a Sriwijaya Air carrying 62 people plunged into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff, has once again turned the microscope on the safety of the country's aviation industry. Indonesia's aviation record is one of the worst in Asia, with...

Relatives of passengers arrive at a crisis center set up following a report that a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take off, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia,Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta with 56 passengers and six crew members onboard, and lost contact with the control tower a few moments later. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

Jan. 9, 2021 1:30 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on a domestic flight on Saturday, and debris found by fishermen was being examined to see if it was from the missing plane, officials said. Transportation Minister...