By Veronique de Rugy | 12/05/13 07:20 PM
Federal airline security oversight has a long track record of failure. Few people know that prior to Sept. 11, 2001, four different federal agencies -- the FBI, CIA, FAA and INS -- were entrusted to protect commercial airlines. They clearly did not do their jobs. Why, then, has the federal...
12/05/13 05:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a "silver car" rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash....
By Nicholas E. Calio | 12/05/13 02:23 PM
Congressional budget negotiators may be closing in on a limited agreement that would provide relief from the fiscal drama of the past few years. Unfortunately, they are doing so at the expense of air travelers and in a way that significantly increases federal spending — precisely the wrong...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 10:08 AM
Traffic checkpoints along the Texas border that critics say were state-operated immigration traps won't be deployed again without lawmaker support, Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said Wednesday.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 08:41 AM
SEATTLE — A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation's largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.
12/02/13 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies....
By Carolyn Thompson | 12/02/13 09:25 AM
Now you have to pass through security to leave the airport. Futuristic unmanned portals have replaced officers at the security exits of two small Northeast airports, adding a few seconds in a bulletproof glass pod to the end of every passenger's trip.
12/01/13 12:41 PM
The White House says Obama will continue to stay in touch with New York officials throughout the day.
By Paul Bedard | 11/27/13 09:28 AM
As the nation hits the road for Thanksgiving, the deadliest holiday for car wrecks, a new federal audit is cheering the development of high-tech crash avoidance systems that could help prevent three-quarters of the 5 million annual accidents that kill tens of thousands of Americans a year. A...
By Paul Bedard | 11/26/13 03:30 PM
Predicting that 2 million passengers will be “yapping their innermost thoughts” on jets if the Federal Communications Commission OK’s cellphone use on aircrafts, a key senator has vowed to introduce legislation to kill the plan if necessary. “Imagine two million passengers, hurtling...
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