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This image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. (AP Photo/Amazon)

Amazon’s delivery drones: An idea that may not fly

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle. The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to […]

12/02/2013

This image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. (AP Photo/Amazon)

Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — by drone. Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus the […]

12/02/2013

A passenger checks her cell phone before a flight, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and […]

11/21/2013

This photo Aug. 1, 2013 photo, courtesy of Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., shows from left, Inhofe's son Perry Inhofe, Inhofe's grandson Cole Inhofe and Sen. Inhofe in Oshkosh, Wis. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sen. James Inhofe, Ryan Jackson)

Sen. Inhofe’s son killed in plane crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Defense on Monday confirmed the death of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s son, 52-year-old Dr. Perry Inhofe, who was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma. […]

11/11/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (AP Photo)

FAA overhauls airline pilot training requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by the families of people killed in a regional airline crash, federal officials issued significantly tougher training requirements for pilots Tuesday. One of the most important changes requires airlines to provide […]

11/05/2013

People exit Los Angeles International Airport Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Thousands of fliers delayed after LAX shooting

Thousands of fliers across the U.S. were delayed after the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport closed parts of the airport. The prolonged shutdown at the nation’s third-largest airport was particularly troublesome for those hoping […]

11/02/2013

Passengers evacuate the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, after shots were fired prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Thousands of fliers delayed after LAX shooting

Thousands of fliers across the U.S. were delayed Friday after a morning shooting at Los Angeles International Airport closed parts of the airport. The prolonged shutdown at the nation’s third largest airport was particularly troublesome […]

11/01/2013

Transportation Security Administration employees talk outside Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LAX LATEST: Details emerge on suspect, threat note

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected gunman was in custody following a shooting at Los Angeles airport that killed a TSA officer and wounded otherS. This is what AP reporters on the scene Friday are […]

11/01/2013

A passenger checks her cell phone before a flight, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

In-flight phones: Others likely to follow FAA lead

LONDON (AP) — America’s Federal Aviation Administration says it is relaxing restrictions on the use of smartphones and other electronics inside American airplanes. Passengers are still barred from making calls or downloading data off a […]

11/01/2013

Passengers evacuate the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, after shots were fired prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Fliers delayed after Los Angeles airport shooting

Thousands of fliers across the U.S. were delayed Friday after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport closed parts of the airport. A prolonged shutdown at the nation’s third largest airport will be particularly troublesome […]

11/01/2013

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