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Fiscal Cliff: Public Sector Workers Should Be Very Afraid

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

If America falls off the fiscal cliff, there’s going to be a hell to pay, and fewer workers to pay too. Around 277,000 public sector workers wil...

Did Poop Fall From The Sky Again? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.12.2012 | Money

Did poop fall from the sky again? The Federal Aviation Administration says no. Angry homeowners say yes. The FAA concluded Wednesday that mysteriou...

Helicopter Noise in the City

Karen Curley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Karen Curley

Los Angeles has to be one of the noisiest cities in America, and the biggest offender of all is helicopter noise. Is there any relief in sight or are Los Angeles' citizens forced to lose sleep night after night?

Storms Leave Thousands Without Power In Northeast

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green

(Updates with power outage details) July 26 (Reuters) - Severe thunderstorms unleashed heavy rain and strong winds across parts of the...

People Need To Stop Pointing Lasers At Planes

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Authorities are trying to find out who pointed a powerful laser beam at a jetliner, hitting the pilot in the eye as the aircraft approache...

FAA Investigating Fatal Maryland Plane Crash

AP | Posted 09.15.2012 | DC

LAYTONSVILLE, Md. — Authorities in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., say one person is dead and one person is injured in a small plane cras...

When the Drones Come Home to Roost

Robert Friedman | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Friedman

The very same drone technology deployed around the world is currently circling in the skies over our heads. It's worth considering how the proliferation of drones domestically impacts the very freedoms we hold dear.

The FAA's Toothless Response To My Portable Electronic Deviance

Grant Cardone | Posted 07.12.2012 | Travel
Grant Cardone

Let's face it, the FAA is toothless. They claim to have conducted a full investigation but never once did they call or contact me to discuss the incident or fully ascertain the facts.

The Empire Strikes Back: Attack of the Drones

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.30.2012 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

We will find ourselves operating under a new paradigm marked by round-the-clock surveillance and with little hope of real privacy, short of living in a cave far removed from the reach of modern technology. Caves, by the way, are rather scarce.

Birds Force JetBlue Flight To Make Emergency Landing

AP | Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A JetBlue aircraft bound for West Palm Beach, Fla., made an emergency landing at a suburban New York airport shortly after hitti...

Lee Speigel

Do Close UFO Encounters Pose A Safety Hazard For Airplanes? | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weird News

There's been a buzz in the air this week -- literally -- about a video allegedly showing a UFO flying near a passenger plane over Seoul, South Korea. ...

Official Makes Rules For Gov't Conferences, Proceeds To Have Lavish Conference

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

An extravagant conference sponsored by U.S. taxpayers is costing some government officials their jobs. General Services Administration chief Marth...

Small Plane Crashes Into Florida Supermarket, Injuring 5

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.02.2012 | Miami

ORLANDO, Fla. — A man is heard yelling "Get out! Get out!" in 911 tapes released Tuesday from the crash of a small experimental plane into a Flo...

Drones: Coming To A Sky Near You

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 04.01.2012 | Technology

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Sharp-eyed dog walkers along the San Francisco Bay waterfront may have spotted a strange-looking plane zipping overhead recently t...

Lynne Peeples

Getting The Lead Out: Lead Emissions From Aviation Fuel Continue To Threaten Children's Health | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

Last Wednesday, the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, challenging th...

Helicopter, Plane In Mid-Air Collision Over Calif. City

AP | Posted 04.20.2012 | San Francisco

RIO VISTA, Calif. — Authorities say two pilots were taken to hospitals with minor injuries after a small plane clipped a helicopter in the air o...

Plane Intercepted For Flying Near Marine One Carried 40 Pounds Of Pot

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.20.2012 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON -- Two Air Force F-16 fighters intercepted a privately owned Cessna airplane that entered the same Los Angeles airspace as Marine One on Th...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes FAA Bill With Anti-Union Measure | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a Federal Aviation Administration bill on Monday that includes an anti-union measure bitterly opposed by labor groups....

FAA Shutdown Averted Again

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House has approved a temporary extension of Federal Aviation Administration programs, avoiding a shutdown of the agency as lawmakers...

Southwest Investigating Close Call At Midway Airport

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines says it's cooperating with federal officials investigating a close call on a runway in Chicago last month. A Southw...

FAA Chief Replaced After Arrest

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The sudden resignation of its chief leaves the Federal Aviation Administration in the hands of Deputy Administrator Michael Huerta,...

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 ...