Airports

US announces plans to inspect books at airport security

Airline passengers in America may be required to separate out books, magazines and papers from cabin baggage - but civil liberties campaigners have …

Airport Security

Why Airport Security Might Ask to Inspect Your Books

Privacy advocates are sounding the alarm after security officials at some airports have been inspecting passengers' books and other paper …

Airport Security

TSA employee caught stealing cash from woman's luggage at security checkpoint

As if airport security wasn’t stressful enough, an airline passenger in Florida has had to confront a TSA officer who tried to steal money from her luggage.<p>A TSA agent working at the Orlando International Airport was arrested on Thursday for taking cash out of a female passenger’s bag while she …

Crime

20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport

BOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.<p>TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy says the lobster found Sunday in the passenger's checked luggage at the airport's …

Travel

Facial Recognition May Boost Airport Security But Raises Privacy Worries

Passengers at Boston's Logan International Airport were surfing their phones and drinking coffee, waiting to board a flight to Aruba recently when a JetBlue agent came on the loudspeaker, announcing: "Today, we do have a unique way of boarding."<p>On flights to the Caribbean island, JetBlue is …

Surveillance

Just Because Rihanna Can Go Barefoot in the Airport Doesn't Mean You Should

For decency and germs.<p>On an average day at Los Angeles International Airport, over 220,000 travelers pass through airport security, emptying their pockets, stripping off their belts, and stepping out of their shoes to be scanned and groped by both machine and man. In an ideal world, most of those …

Airport Security

Terror suspect to be released on bail after 5 years without trial

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Denver has ordered the release of an Uzbek terror suspect who was held without trial for more than five years.<p>Jamshid Muhtorov is also the first defendant to be prosecuted on evidence gathered by a controversial NSA surveillance program.<p>U.S. District Judge John Kane will …

Justice

EU approves French aid for Paris airport express rail link

The European Commission said on Monday it had approved French support for the construction of a 1.32 billion euros ($1.48 billion) express railway line between Paris and Charles de Gaulle airport.<p>France plans to grant state aid to a joint venture between SNCF Reseau and Aeroports de Paris, which …

World News

The rise, fall, and partial resurrection of Trump’s travel ban, explained

The travel ban is coming back on Thursday — sort of. Here’s what you need to know.<p>The Trump administration has finally secured a victory on its “travel ban” — which will bar some citizens of six majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for a period of 90 days, and an untold number of refugees …

Immigration

Rihanna's Airport Security Style Is Truly Shocking

And not for the reason you might think.<p>Yet again, Rihanna—queen of DGAF, wine-toting pop star, and lover of life—has done something <i>extremely</i> controversial. Wait, no: <i>two</i> things.<p>She wore boots <i>with no socks</i>.<p>And she went through airport security <i>barefoot</i>. I mean, I do that all the time. But I am a mere …

Airport Security

Off-duty cop tackles airline passenger opening emergency exit

Flight to Houston forced to make emergency landing<p>An off-duty Cleveland ISD police officer tackled a passenger who tried to open an emergency exit during a flight to Houston Sunday, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Corpus Christi.<p>Passengers on Southwest Airlines flight 4519 said a …

Aviation

As Modi Visits Trump, India Is No. 1 For U.S. Diamond Trade, Ending Israel's Reign

President Trump is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India today, the leader of one of the United States’ fastest-growing trade partners.<p>At the center of all that trade is diamonds.<p>In 2016, for the first time, the United States did more diamond trade with India than any country in the …

India

Rahm Emanuel, Elon Musk talk tunnel for O'Hare-downtown high-speed rail

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is talking to entrepreneur Elon Musk about the possibility of the technology investor and SpaceX founder using a high-tech digger to bore out an underground high-speed rail line connecting downtown to O'Hare International Airport.<p>On Monday, Emanuel described the discussions as …

Chicago

Indianapolis airport, eyeing London, expands incentives for international flights

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis International Airport has expanded its incentives package with the aim of attracting new international air service.<p>The airport has increased the amount of marketing support available for new international flights, <i>The Indianapolis Business Journal</i> reported. The …

Heathrow

Indian-American Muslims Find Some Hope Against Anti-Muslim Animus

Growing up in the western state of Gujarat in India, Harish I. Patel didn’t think being Muslim was out of the ordinary. His early childhood memories include celebrating Hindu and Sikh festivals and living in an inclusive Indian community in the city of Vadodara.<p>Patel moved to Chicago in 1999 at the …

India

Air passengers told to remove books from their carry-on bags – so staff can leaf through them

For many people they are the most essential item to pack for a long flight. But now there is a chance that passengers might have to remove them from their hand luggage when passing through airport security. We’re not talking about laptops this time, but books.<p>Security staff at certain America …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Southwest Airlines Flight Diverted After Passenger Tries To Open Exit Door In Mid-Air

A Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston had to make an unscheduled landing in Corpus Christi, TX, after an unruly passenger tried to …

Aviation

The darkest conspiracy theories about Denver's bizarre airport

Even before the current Denver International Airport opened in 1995, even when it was a mere blueprint, it was the subject of countless conspiracy …

UFOs

Shake Shack Is the Perfect Airport Restaurant

Renovated terminals are slowly but surely popping up across the country, thanks to efforts by companies like OTA and airlines pouring millions of …

Restaurants

Missing Uber driver: Remains found in California warehouse may be linked

Human remains discovered at a California warehouse on Saturday are believed to be connected with a missing San Francisco Uber driver who was last seen in May.<p>Investigators and canine teams found several bags of human remains at the warehouse in Hayward about 10 a.m. Saturday, San Francisco Police …

Uber

Supreme Court travel ban ruling changes little for Illinois refugees

Refugees in Illinois who are hoping to reunite with loved ones still overseas felt a small bit of relief Monday when the Supreme Court announced that only foreigners who have no family, business or other ties could be denied entry into the U.S. as part of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.<p>…

Immigration

Now the TSA May Demand to See What You're Reading

The Transportation Safety Administration may implement new safety procedures that would require air travelers to remove books from their carry on …

TSA

Cut to the front of the security line at LAX with a fingerprint and iris scan – but it will cost you

With a fingerprint and a quick iris scan, passengers flying out of Los Angeles International Airport can now confirm their identity biometrically and …

Lifestyle

‘Police incident’ at Vancouver Airport now cleared

<b>Update</b>: Richmond RCMP say a police incident at Vancouver International Airport has been cleared. No other information has been released.<p>Police …

Canadian News

United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

United Airlines has won a lawsuit against a Canadian professor who for the past 20 years has cataloged complaints against the airline on Untied.com.<p>A judge in Canada's Federal Court in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday found the website violates the Chicago-based airline's trademarks and copyright and …

Airlines

Noida airport comes closer to reality: Credit goes to right political equation

<b>New Delhi:</b> What strong political will and having governments of the same political ideology at the Centre and the state can do is apparent from the …

India

Airport security screeners catch one for the record books: A heavyweight lobster

What a catch!<p>Airport screeners found they had to check out a 20-plus-pound lobster at Boston’s Logan Airport.<p>It was not immediately known if the passenger was allowed to keep the lobster found in the checked baggage.<p>Screeners for the Transportation Security Administration often deal with unique …

Airport Security

Gulfport: Florida's Hippie Haven

Shares 11<p>I stumbled upon Gulfport the first time by happenstance while in nearby St. Petersburg. I was sitting on a brightly colored patio at …

Fish

Uzbek terror suspect Jamshid Muhtorov’s attorney proposes conditions for his release from Colorado custody

Denver Post fileJamshid MuhtorovAn attorney for an accused terrorist set to be released on bond pending his long-delayed trial say he should be …

Denver

The 10 Best-Dressed Men of the Week 6.26

Our weekly roundup of GQ-approved kits from every red carpet, paparazzo spotting, and big-ticket event across the globe. If a famous guy suited up extraordinarily well, nailed business-casual, or just got street style–snapped looking damn good, this is where you'll find him.

Fashion