The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was one of the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey, which is part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State and is struggling to contain the spillover from neighboring Syria’s civil war. It is also battling an insurgency by Kurdish militants in its largely Kurdish southeast.
We have good news and bad news, depending on who you are. TSA’s “managed inclusion” came to an end in mid-September. That’s the program that allowed people who hadn’t paid for the privilege to get the same benefits as paying customers.
By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Passengers flying to the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken countries will have to fly into one of five designated American airports for additional screening, including having their temperature taken, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday. The restriction was immediately criticized by House Republicans who want […]
Washington — A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola outside of West Africa died in a Texas hospital Wednesday, as Washington stepped up airport screening against the deadly virus. Thomas Eric Duncan died in a Dallas hospital 10 days after he was admitted and despite receiving an experimental drug to fight […]
By Aoun Sahi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Ten heavily armed attackers stormed the international airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, late Sunday night, prompting an hours-long gun battle that left 13 people dead before the assailants were killed, officials said. Pakistani security forces declared the siege of Jinnah International Airport over […]
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine said Tuesday it had regained control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of punishing air strikes and fierce fighting with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen left dozens of people dead. Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately called on Ukraine to end its “punitive” operation in the rebel-held […]
By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, said by the network to be having “serious personal issues,” has been charged with a misdemeanor following his arrest in a bar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Jarrett, 59, is charged in Hennepin County District Court with a misdemeanor, obstructing the […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Two aircraft, one landing and the other taking off, came within just hundreds of yards of colliding with each other at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport last month, according to a preliminary federal report that describes a far more dire picture of the incident than had been thought. The National […]
By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Ukrainian forces launched combat operations against pro-Russian separatists Tuesday and recaptured a military airport in the eastern part of the country, the acting president said. Explosions and gunfire were heard from around the airport, located between the towns of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. Both towns were seized last […]
Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian authorities said Friday they had regained control of two Crimean airports seized during an “armed invasion” by Russian forces that prompted the country’s new pro-EU leaders to appeal for protection from the West. The spiraling tensions in a nation torn between the West and Russia are set to take another […]
By Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Transportation Security Administration agents found what Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport police have described as a “pipe bomb” in the carry-on luggage of a man ticketed on an oil worker flight to the North Slope Sunday, forcing an hour shutdown of the security checkpoint. The […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Federal officials will investigate why a Southwest Airlines flight landed at the wrong airport in southwest Missouri, coming safely to a screeching stop on a shorter runway about seven miles from its intended destination in Branson. The landing Sunday evening was the second recent incident involving a large jet […]