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Leader To Step Down After Drunken Driving Arrest

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — FAA administrator Randy Babbitt resigned Tuesday as head of the Federal Aviation Administration following his arrest over the weeke...

FAA Chief Arrested

AP | JOAN LOWY and MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was placed on a leave of absence Monday as Department of Transportation officials decide how to han...

Unidentified Hunk Of Metal Crashes Through Warehouse Roof

AP | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weird News

PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- The owners of a furniture warehouse in Plymouth, Mass., want to know the origin of a chunk of metal that plunged through the roof. ...

WATCH: Wind Storm Knocks Out Power For Thousands

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 01.30.2012 | Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. — The most powerful winds to tear across California in years kept 9-year-old Dalen Guyton up late into the night. Then, around ...

Cancer-Causing Airport Scanners? Enough Is Enough

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Remember those whole-body, X-ray scanners the government installed in airports across the country and kept insisting were so safe? It turns out that they're not so safe, after all.

Key Senator Says Another FAA Shutdown Possible

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is possible because lawmakers haven't resolved a labor issue that's holding...

David Lohr

Drone Pilot Worried Rezwan Ferdaus' Arrest Could Hamper Missing Person Searches | David Lohr | Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Federal authorities claim to have thwarted a homegrown terrorist attack last week with the arrest of Rezwan Ferdaus. But did they? His alleged met...

Reno Air Race Has Raised Alarm In Past

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH and SCOTT SONNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

RENO, Nev. — It's like an Indianapolis 500 in the sky. Thrill-seeking pilots zoom by at speeds up to 500 mph as spectators "ooh" and "aah" at t...

House And Senate Leaders Reach Deal To Avert FAA Shutdown

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House and Senate leaders have reached a deal that averts a looming shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs, a key GOP law...

New Orleans Airport Plans Slated For Environmental Scrutiny

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Plans to rebuild or expand Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, unveiled in mid-August by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, could mean more noise for the City of Kenner--where officials have long been attuned to the sound issue.

Dave Jamieson

Zero Progress On FAA Funding As Another Potential Shutdown Looms | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the authorization for Federal Aviation Administration funding set to expire in two weeks, House and Senate leadership don't appear ...

Jennifer Bendery

But Clean Extension of FAA Funding Still Up In The Air | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after President Barack Obama pressed Congress to extend surface transportation funding before it runs out next month, a key House ...

Emergency Landing At LAX

AP | Posted 10.27.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A Philippine Airlines jumbo jet carrying more than 400 people has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport after declaring a...

Jared Bernstein: Barack Obama Has 'Plenty' Of Economic Options

The New Republic | Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Here’s the policy reality facing the president: The economy is stuck in the mud and the American people are losing faith that policy makers can do a...

U.S. Warplane Collides With Drone Over Afghanistan

AOL Defense | Colin Clark | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

Washington: A relatively small unmanned aircraft struck a C-130 cargo plane over Afghanistan, injuring no one but raising questions anew about whether...

Issue At Heart Of FAA Dispute Could Lead To Another Standoff In Congress

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the heart of the bitter dispute over funding the Federal Aviation Administration is an ongoing brawl between Republicans and Democrat...

Senate Votes To End FAA Shutdown

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With tens of thousands of jobs, more than $1 billion and their reputations on the line, Senate Democrats gave way Friday to a power...

Jennifer Bendery

Reid Announces Deal To End FAA Shutdown | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday that lawmakers have reached a deal to end the partial shutdown of the Fede...

Political Gamesmanship Comes At Sky-High Price

AP/The Huffington Post | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million...

No FAA Bill? No-Fly List.

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress has chosen its priorities -- a month of paid vacation is more important to them than doing the work they have been hired to do. This is unacceptable.

Jennifer Bendery

Ray LaHood: Congress Should Come Back Now And Pass Clean FAA Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after lawmakers hightailed it out of Washington for a monthlong recess, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday called on...

Dave Jamieson

Congress Leave Aviation Workers Without Paychecks | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The failure of Congress to authorize a budget for the Federal Aviation Administration has put some 4,000 agency employees and tens of th...

FAA Shutdown To Continue In Partisan Standoff

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government is likely to lose more than $1 billion in airline ticket taxes because lawmakers have left town for a month without ...

FAA Shutdown Cost Could Exceed $1 Billion

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The congressional standoff that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration has some curious math. Lawmakers ris...

Democratic Senators To Offer Plan To End FAA Shutdown

Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

(AP) -- Senate Democrats will offer a plan to end the shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that includes cuts in air service subsidies to s...