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Man wounded after shootout with police outside Tulsa airport

Dec. 01, 2021 13:46 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Airport police in Tulsa shot and wounded a man after he opened fire on a car carrying his wife, whom he tried to confront her after her flight landed, authorities said. The man had threatened to harm the woman late Tuesday at Tulsa International...

Man accused of firing gun at Atlanta airport turns self in

Nov. 30, 2021 15:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of accidentally firing a gun in his bag at the Atlanta airport, causing temporary chaos and prompting a temporary ground stop on flights, has turned himself in, police said Tuesday. Kenny Wells, 42, was waiting at the airport's main security...

Mexican army draws criticism for taking political position

Nov. 22, 2021 20:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s army drew criticism Monday for meddling in politics, in a country where the military has long been excluded from political debate. Criticism centered on a speech by the secretary of defense — a general, like all those before him — that...

Rhode Island's main airport awarded $14.8M federal grant

Nov. 21, 2021 09:22 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nearly $15 million federal grant for Rhode Island's main airport will help sustain it financially and keep the traveling public safe, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said. Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced the $14.8 million grant for Rhode...

Atlanta airport checkpoint chaos: Man grabs gun, it goes off

Nov. 21, 2021 00:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger awaiting a search at the Atlanta airport's main security checkpoint reached in his bag and grabbed a firearm, and it went off, causing chaos among travelers and prompting a temporary FAA ground stop on flights Saturday afternoon, officials said. The man fled. ...

NJ Transit adds service to airport, parade and shopping

Nov. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is adding buses and trains over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to get passengers to the airport, parade and shopping centers. Early getaway rail and bus service will be available starting Wednesday to accomodate increased travel...

Judge blocks sale of land proposed for rendering plant

Nov. 18, 2021 10:41 AM EST

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge temporarily blocked the Gadsden Airport Authority from selling land proposed for an animal rendering plant that's opposed by many in the community, ruling the deal would violate a more than 70-year-old agreement with the federal government. ...

Ferry, bus lanes could replace shelved LaGuardia rail link

Nov. 16, 2021 16:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new effort to find a mass-transit solution for LaGuardia Airport after a $2 billion rail link project was put on hold amid criticism from public officials will look at options including ferry service, a subway extension and dedicated bus lanes. The...

Air travel in Wisconsin returning to pre-pandemic levels

Nov. 16, 2021 10:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin airports are returning to pre-pandemic traffic levels as the busy holiday season gets underway. Dane County Regional Airport has seen traffic increase every month this year since the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available, officials...

Flight makes emergency landing at Twin Cities airport

Nov. 15, 2021 09:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Spirit Airlines flight that took off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport made an emergency landing after a pilot reported a possible engine fire. The flight took off about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and was headed for Orlando, but within minutes...