Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Govt reaches agreement to allow airline merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the […]

11/12/2013

3D graphic of the 197 Builidng in the Washington Navy Yard shows areas where shooting took place (AP)

Gunman’s path to DC emerges, but questions remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a wall at his Rhode Island hotel, Aaron Alexis could hear them — voices harassing him, wanting to harm him. He couldn’t sleep. He believed people were following him, using a […]

09/18/2013

Armed U.S. Marshals leave the scene where a gunman was reported at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. At least one gunman launched an attack inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation's capital, authorities said.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

13 killed by lone gunman in Navy Yard rampage

WASHINGTON (AP) — An employee at a defense contractor used his pass to get into the Washington Navy Yard and went on a deadly shooting rampage Monday, spraying bullets in the hallways and firing from […]

09/16/2013

People hold their hands to their heads as they are escorted out of the building where a deadly shooting rampage occurred at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

12 killed in Navy Yard shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as three gunmen opened fire Monday inside the Washington Navy Yard, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation’s capital. At least 12 […]

09/16/2013

A U.S. Park Police helicopter removes a man in a basket from the Washington Navy Yard Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Police report 2 more possible suspects at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said six people were killed and at least four were wounded, including a […]

09/16/2013

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AP Sources: American Airlines, US Airways to merge

DALLAS (AP) — The merger of American Airlines and US Airways, to be formally announced Thursday, caps a turbulent half-decade of bankruptcies and consolidation for the U.S. airline industry, leaving 4 big carriers.

02/13/2013

Close-plane mishap rattled air traffic controllers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Air-traffic controllers were rattled after mistakenly flying three planes too close together in the skies near the nation’s capital, a federal report released Wednesday says, describing a chaotic scene in an airport […]

09/05/2012

FAA suspends operation that led to near-collision

(AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says it is suspending a procedure at all U.S. airports that led to a near-collision of three jets last week near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The FAA says […]

08/07/2012

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