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Hong Kong police defuse 1,000-lb. World War II-era bomb
Hong Kong police said they successfully defused a 1,000-pound World War II -era bomb over the weekend that was found in a construction site near the downtown area of Hong Kong. In a press conference Sunday, senior bomb disposal officer Tony Chow Shek-kin said the explosive was believed to be an
Former CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information
A former CIA case officer has been charged with illegally possessing government secrets. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested Monday night at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and stands charged with unlawful retention of classified information. After learning that Lee was
US-bound travelers face heightened screening amid 'web of threats to commercial aviation'
Beginning today, passengers booked on U.S.-bound international flights with at least four different airlines will be required to complete a short, verbal security interview before they board, sources told ABC News. Air France, Lufthansa , Emirates and Cathay Pacific confirmed that they will begin
Super Typhoon Nepartak Makes Landfall in Taiwan, Battering the Island Nation With Heavy Rain and Wind
Super Typhoon Nepartak, one of the strongest storms in the world so far this year, made landfall in Taiwan early Friday morning local time, battering the island nation with heavy rain and whipping winds. Nepartak, which means "warrior" in Micronesian , made landfall as the equivalent of a Category
Computer Outage at JFK Airport Causes Delays as Passengers Forced to Check in by Hand
A computer outage caused massive delays at one of the country's busiest airports -- during one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. A server crash at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport stalled operations at Terminal Seven on Sunday, according to Neal Buccino, a spokesman for the Port
Which Airline's Been Named World's Safest?
If your 2016 resolutions include more travel, it may be wise to know which airlines top the list. AirlineRatings.com, an independent plane safety and product ranking website, has just released its annual list of the world's safest airlines. Coming out on top for the third year in a row is
Check Out 2015's Top Airlines Before Booking Your Next Flight
Among domestic carriers, fliers usually rank JetBlue, Virgin American and Southwest among their favorites. Not one of those made the top 10 list from Skytrax, an airline review site, that was unveiled at this month's Paris Airshow. Turns out there's a whole world of airlines ranked far superior to
Dog Days of Summer 2014: Top Airline Stories Reviewed
The dog days of summer are upon us and plenty of canines are making aviation news like the flying German Shepherd as well as snakes, ferrets, cats and even a shark vs. plane scenario. In other words, it's time for the annual round-up of summer air travel news, critter-edition. For more travel news
These Uniforms Won't Fly: Are They Too Sexy for the Sky?
Take a close look at this Cathay Pacific flight attendant uniform. Can you spot what's too sexy about it? The union representing cabin crew complained that the blouses are too short, according to the South China Morning Post . When the attendants bend down to get food from the trolley, skin is
Safest Airlines In The World
Quantas ranks first among the world's top 10 safest airlines, according to a leading airline safety rating service. Malaysia Airlines was not among the top 10, but the rating service gave it a respectable safety rating. Missing Malaysia flight may have veered west The top-ten list, prepared