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  • Hamburg Airport Stops Flights After Toxin Injures Dozens

    02/12/2017 5:21:57 AM PST · by Innovative · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 12, 2017 | AP
    BERLIN — German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after 50 people were injured by an unknown toxin that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, airport spokeswoman Karen Stein said. "We have cancelled all flight at least until 2 p.m. (1300GMT) and most parts of the airport have been evacuated," she said.
  • Islamic State surrounds military airport in Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria

    02/05/2017 2:25:15 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 17 January 2017 | Kareem Shaheen
    Islamic State fighters have broken through government defensive lines in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, surrounding a military airport and cutting off food supplies for roughly a quarter of a million civilians in what could become a major humanitarian disaster. Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria is divided between the militants and the government of Bashar al-Assad. The areas controlled by the government have long been under siege but were sustained by supplies flown in to the nearby military airport and by airdrops from the World Food Programme. But on Monday, Isis fighters, which sources from the city said were...
  • Now We Know: Those 'Spontaneous' Anti-Trump Airport Protests Weren't Spontaneous At All

    02/03/2017 9:48:25 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/3/2017 | John Merline
    There was always something fishy about the outbreak of "spontaneous" protests at airports around the country in the immediate wake of President Trump's executive order pausing visas and refugees from terror-prone countries. Not that you'd suspect anything from the way they were covered. Nearly every story published over that weekend stated without equivocation that the protests were an unplanned and visceral reaction to Trump's executive order. Examples: "Spontaneous Protests Hit Airports Across America Following Trump's Executive Order" "Protest Grows 'Out of Nowhere' at Kennedy Airport" "The senseless cruelty of the executive order has led to spontaneous protests at many of...
  • VIOLENT LEFTISTS Knock Trump Supporter UNCONSCIOUS at Portland Airport – THEN TAUNT HIM!

    01/30/2017 1:14:36 PM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 29th, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-Trump Protesters attacked Pro-Trump protesters at the Portland International Airport tonight. It the video you can tell it was ten on four… Ten thugs against four Trump supporters. You can see them CHASE DOWN and BEAT the Trump Supporters. The leftist mob start screaming at the man has he lay unconscious on the ground! They were screaming, “That’s right Nazi boy!” as the man lay on the ground!
  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc. v. Lee

    01/30/2017 8:23:47 AM PST · by datricker · 16 replies
    Cornell University Law School ^ | June 26, 1992 | CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST, JUSTICE SOUTER
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and operates three major airports in the New York City area and controls certain terminal areas at the airports (hereinafter terminals), adopted a regulation forbidding, inter alia, the repetitive solicitation of money within the terminals. However, solicitation is permitted on the sidewalks outside the terminal buildings. Petitioner International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc., a not-for-profit religious corporation whose members, among other things, solicit funds in public places to support their movement, brought suit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that the regulation deprived them...
  • Standing only room as DFW airport protests grow

    01/29/2017 7:04:54 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 91 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 JANUARY 2017 | WFAA.COM
    Protesters started trickling into DFW International Airport's baggage claim Saturday afternoon after news broke of up to 50 people being detained by customs. First it was a few dozen family members of detained travelers waiting for answers. A few hours later the crowd swelled to hundreds. "I think the most beautiful thing about the entire evening was it wasn't predominately Muslim," Mohammad Abdulhadi said. "There were Mexicans, priests, rabbis, men, women, everybody." Abdulhadi came to the airport to support his friend who's parents were being detained. The parents are from Syria and traveled with visas but were turned away when...
  • Priebus: We Won't Apologize For Keeping America Safe (NBC Video Interview)Re: Airport protests

    01/29/2017 9:00:06 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | January 29, 2017 | Tim Hains
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  • Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained

    01/29/2017 12:00:45 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 104 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 29 Jan 17 | ELI ROSENBERG
    It began in the morning, with a small crowd chanting and holding cardboard signs outside Kennedy International Airport, upset by the news that two Iraqi refugees had been detained inside because of President Trump’s executive order. By the end of the day, the scattershot group had swelled to an enormous crowd. They filled the sidewalks outside the terminal and packed three stories of a parking garage across the street, a mass of people driven by emotion to this far-flung corner of the city, singing, chanting and unfurling banners. This was the most public expression of the intense reaction generated across...
  • Crackpot Elizabeth Warren Leads Liberal Halfwits in Bizarre Cult Chanting at Boston Airport

    01/29/2017 11:05:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    GP ^ | 01/29/17 | Jim Hoft
    Far left Senator Elizabeth Warren was back in the news this week after it was discovered she failed to disclose a $1.3 million line of credit provided to her by Bank of America. Warren regularly lashes out at banks – except when she needs them. Today Warren stopped by the Boston Airport to lead leftist drones in bizarre repetition chanting. The is the type of nonsense coming from the coastal Democrat Party today. "Warren: We’ve all heard about this order that President has given. It is illegal. It is unconstitutional. It will be overturned. An attack on anyone for their...
  • Massive protests at airports across US after Trump’s immigrant ban

    01/29/2017 3:11:31 AM PST · by 198ml · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/29/17 | AP
    President Donald Trump’s travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations entry into the U.S. has sparked protests around the country. A look at what is happening:
  • Michael Moore Implores People to Protest at Their Closest Int’l Airport Against ‘This Bigot’

    01/28/2017 6:40:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Mediate ^ | 01/28/17 | J.D. Durkin
    Michael Moore‘s message today could not be more clear: “[W]e need a massive showing right now.” His tweets are in direct response to Friday afternoon’s executive order by President Donald Trump, signed at 4:42 p.m. EST, that, in part, blocked entry into the United States for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya. The shockwaves in response have been felt nation-wide today as a result, with thousands of Americans protesting at airports with New York City’s JFK front and center of the unfolding drama. Moore is pleading with American citizens to congregate and protest...
  • Protests at JFK after 12 travelers are held overnight in confusion at Trump immigration.....

    01/28/2017 2:16:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 28, 2017 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Protests at JFK after 12 travelers are held overnight in confusion at Trump immigration ban - including Iraqi who worked as a U.S. army translator for ten years One of the Iraqi refugees who was detained for 14 hours when he flew to the United States after Trump signed an executive order has now been released from New York's JFK airport. Hameed Khalid Darweesh walked free from detention on Saturday afternoon after arriving in America on a flight from Istanbul the night before. The 53-year-old had worked for the U.S. government in Iraq for 10 years as a...
  • Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

    01/11/2017 11:25:28 AM PST · by WENDLE · 38 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 1/10/2017 | Judiacial Watch
    Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter to radical Islam while the official story from authorities is that the gunman is a mentally ill, Hispanic Army veteran named Esteban Santiago that became unhinged after a tour in Iraq. Only one mainstream media outlet mentions the possibility of Santiago’s “jihadist identity,” burying it in a piece about New York possibly being his initial target. A paragraph deep in the story mentions that investigators recovered Santiago’s computer from a pawn shop and the FBI is examining it to determine whether he created a “jihadist identity for himself...
  • Official: Suspected Gunman Told FBI He Was Being Forced To Fight For ISIS

    Law enforcement said he was found with an active military ID and is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. Previous known addresses include Penuelas, Puerto Rico and Anchorage, Alaska. They add that in November 2016, he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital. In 2011 or 2012, he was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for child porn. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute, according to law enforcement sources.
  • Shooting Reported Inside Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport

    01/06/2017 10:22:18 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 553 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 01/06/2017 | NBC6
    Police have responded to a shooting inside Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport Friday afternoon. Details have not been confirmed by police, but early reports indicate as many as seven people were shot. Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who was traveling from the airport, tweeted out following the incident:
  • TSA to post REAL ID deadline notices at MSP Airport (starts Jan 2018)

    12/25/2016 5:04:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | 12/15/16
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Signs will soon be posted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a warning that your current Minnesota driver’s license won’t be enough to pass through security in 2018. Starting Jan. 22, 2018, you will need an alternate ID to fly if you have a standard driver’s license or ID card issued by any of the following states: Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina or Washington. Alternate forms of ID include a passport, military ID, or permanent resident card. You can find a full list of accepted ID at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification
  • 'They don't live here': lawmaker wants to rename Little Rock's 'Bill and Hillary Clinton' airport

    12/01/2016 1:28:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Arkansas State Sen. Jason Rapert doesn't believe his state's largest airport should be named after Bill and Hillary Clinton any more. Rapert told the Hill newspaper that the election, and the former secretary of state's puny percentage in her husband's home state, proved that Arkansans were done with the Clintons, whose names appear on the airport in Little Rock. 'The Clinton left Arkansas and do not reside here,' the lawmaker told the Hill. 'Many in our state do not want the first thing people see and last thing they remember about Arkansas being two of the most scandal-ridden politicians in...
  • Donald Trump to make first public Minnesota visit Sunday

    11/05/2016 9:21:07 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 148 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press.com ^ | Nov 5 2016 | Rachel AE. Stassen-Berger, David Montgomery
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has indicated in recent days that he thinks Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday. “We’re going to Minnesota,” Trump said at a rally in Florida, according to reporters who were there. Trump’s Minnesota campaign confirmed the visit. Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said the rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, according to initial information from the Trump campaign.
  • A plane is reportedly on fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    10/28/2016 1:01:21 PM PDT · by tekrat · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2016 | Natasha Bertrand
    A plane reportedly caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport while rolling out for departure on Friday afternoon, the Chicago Fire Department's office tweeted. Passengers traveling at O'Hare began sharing photos of smoke on the runway.
  • Plane carrying Pence skids off runway

    10/27/2016 5:07:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2016 | Karl De Vries
    <p>Washington (CNN)A plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday night during landing.</p>
  • Mike Pence’s Plane Skids Off Runway While Landing At LaGuardia ["no injuries were reported"]

    10/27/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 27, 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The plane of Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence slid off the runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport Thursday night, CBS News reports. No injuries were reported.
  • Pence plane slides off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

    <p>NEW YORK An airplane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport.</p> <p>Pence has told reporters he's fine and no one on board appears injured.</p>
  • London City Airport evacuated due to chemical incident, 26 people treated, 2 taken to hospital

    10/21/2016 10:49:27 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    IntelCenter ^ | 21 Oct 16 | Unknown
    Just got this in an email alert
  • Dozens ill as 'chemical incident' closes London City Airport

    10/21/2016 10:42:03 AM PDT · by lancium · 13 replies
    Paramedics have treated 26 people after London City Airport was closed and evacuated over reports of a "chemical incident". Around 500 people have been told to leave the airport and Transport for London are warning travellers to expect "long delays".
  • Yemen Offers Russia Use Of Its Airports And Ports In "Fight Against Terrorism"

    08/21/2016 12:37:52 PM PDT · by amorphous · 12 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 21 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    While Obama was golfing in the midst of another Louisiana natural disaster, and is set to end his vacation so he can do what is truly important, support Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, Putin has been busy making new friends: first he did the seemingly impossible, having rekindled relations with Turkey to the point where Ankara itself is warning it may quit NATO to seek "military cooperation" with Russia, followed quickly by strengthening relations with Iran to the point where Russia is now using an Iranian airbase to strike ISIS, much to the angry dismay of the US and...
  • Fire breaks out at asylum-seeker facility in Germany

    08/14/2016 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
    German authorities say 16 asylum seekers suffered from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a container housing facility in the central city of Kassel. The Kassel fire department told the DPA news agency the fire started inside one of the residences Sunday and that an anti-migrant attack had been ruled out. …
  • DHS Gives Somali Muslims Special Airport Security Tours after Harassment, Profiling Complaints

    08/04/2016 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | AUGUST 02, 2016 | Staff
    The Obama administration gave Somali Muslims behind-the-scenes tours at a major U.S. airport after the group complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled, government records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. The special security tours not offered to any other group occurred at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) roundtable meetings with local Somali leaders to obtain feedback for “modifications to practices that would allow for operations to be more culturally sensitive.” On at least two occasions—December 18, 2014 and February 18, 2015—federal authorities granted the unprecedented excursions of the facility’s...
  • Shocking: Disabled Teen Returning From St. Jude's Hospital Bloodied and Arrested by TSA

    07/01/2016 3:24:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 165 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Julie Prince
    Getting through the line at the TSA can be a long and uncomfortable process. For one Chattanooga teen and her mother, the process turned into a scary nightmare. 19-year-old Hannah Cohen was returning home from St. Jude's Hospital with her mother for treatment of her brain tumor (a trip they had made for 17 years), when Hannah somehow set off the metal detector at the security checkpoint. TSA wanted to do a further scan on Hannah, but she was reluctant. Hannah's mother, Shirley Cohen, tried to inform the agents that her daughter was disabled. She is partially deaf and blind...
  • Talk Of Moving TSA Checkpoints Outside

    06/30/2016 10:24:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | June 29, 2016 | Andrea Lucia
    Show your ID, take off your shoes, hand over the carry-on and maybe, just maybe, get a pat-down! TSA checkpoints are a hassle travelers have come to accept, but new layers of security could further test your patience.
  • Istanbul airport attackers 'Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz'

    06/30/2016 6:58:28 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/30/2016 | Staff Writer
    The three men who carried out Tuesday's deadly attack on an Istanbul airport were all from parts of the former USSR, Turkish sources say. One is said to be from Russia's North Caucasus region and the others from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Turkey believes so-called Islamic State (IS) was behind the suicide gun and bomb attack that left 43 people dead and 230 injured at Ataturk airport. Police detained at least 13 suspects in Istanbul and more in Izmir on Thursday.
  • Why Did Bill Clinton And Loretta Lynch Meet On Her Airplane In Phoenix This Week? [VIDEO]

    06/29/2016 10:05:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 182 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton for a half-hour on her government airplane at the Phoenix airport on Tuesday, an Arizona news station is reporting.The unannounced meeting, which comes as Lynch’s Justice Department is investigating the handling of classified information on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, came to light only when Phoenix’s ABC15 TV station asked Lynch about it during a press conference.The Obama appointee told the TV station that she and Clinton did not discuss the investigation or any other government business. Instead, she says they talked about Clinton’s grandchildren and golf.“I did see President...
  • Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meet privately in Phoenix

    06/29/2016 12:58:03 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies
    ABC 15-Arizona ^ | 9:50 AM, Jun 29, 2016 | Christopher Sign
    PHOENIX - Amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of email and hours before the public release of the Benghazi report, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton. The private meeting took place on the west side of Sky Harbor International Airport on board a parked private plane. Former President Clinton was visiting the Phoenix area and arrived to Sky Harbor Monday evening to depart. Clinton was notified Lynch would be arriving at the airport soon and waited for her arrival. Lynch was arriving in Phoenix for a planned visit as part of her...
  • Istanbul airport reopens after terror attack leaves 41 dead, 239 injured

    06/29/2016 3:39:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Turkish Prime Miniser Binali Yildirim said in a statement Wednesday that air traffic had returned to normal and “our airport has been opened to flights and departures from 2:20 (local time) on,” following the terror attack at an Istanbul airport that left 41 dead and 239 injured.
  • 28 Dead As Explosions Rock Istanbul Airport

    06/28/2016 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 137 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-28-2016 | Staff
    Two suicide bombers open fire before detonating their explosives at Turkey's biggest airport. At least 28 people have been killed and 60 wounded in twin explosions at the main airport in Istanbul, the city's govenor has said. Two attackers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to Istanbul Ataturk Airport's international terminal, an official said, citing information from the interior ministry. Police fired shots to try to stop the attackers but they detonated their explosives, the official said. A witness told NBC News that he saw a police officer diving to tackle one of the attackers - who...
  • Istanbul airport: 2 explosions, gunfire,Turkish interior ministry says

    06/28/2016 12:45:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfeeq
    Two explosions and gunfire took place at the Istanbul Ataturk airport Tuesday, the Turkish interior ministry said. The ministry reported multiple injuries, but the exact number was not immediately clear.
  • Blast and gunfire 'at Istanbul airport'

    06/28/2016 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 69 replies
    Explosion and gunfire heard at Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkish media report
  • TSA head: Expect more airport security delays despite funds

    05/22/2016 4:15:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2016 | Jason Keyser
    The head of the Transportation Security Administration warned travelers Friday to expect long airport security lines to continue during the peak summer travel season despite Congress' shifting of $34 million to the agency. Peter Neffenger briefed officials in Chicago on Friday about efforts to address crushing delays in getting passengers through security checkpoints at major airports around the country. Congress agreed to shift forward the $34 million in TSA funding to let the agency pay overtime to existing staff and hire an extra 768 screeners by June 15. The agency is funneling many of those resources to major hub airports...
  • Miami-Dade airport being evacuate (breaking on Fox News live)

    03/28/2016 1:43:07 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    Just flashed across the screen and then cut back to Capital gunman story.Will update as the hit the screen.
  • Denver International Airport closed until further notice, United cancels all remaining flights

    03/23/2016 4:12:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Denver Channel ^ | Mar 23, 2016
    Denver International Airport announced at 12:18 p.m. on Wednesday that the airport is closed until further notice. "Weather and visibility are such that it is not safe for aircraft to arrive or depart at this time," airport officials tweeted. Airport officials said that passengers should not plan on coming to the airport until further notice and those at the airport should stay in place because Pena Blvd. is impassable. United Airlines canceled all remaining flights in and out of the airport .. Soutwest Airlines also canceled all remaining flights, ... Up to 12 inches of snow could fall at the...
  • WATCH ONLINE THE FRANCE 24 LIVESTREAM (Brussel bombing)

    03/22/2016 12:59:16 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 53 replies
    France 24 ^ | 3/22/16 | France 24
    Live Stream in English
  • Explosions at Brussels Airport near American Airlines desk.

    03/22/2016 12:33:24 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies
    From Twitter - anybody hearing anything else?
  • BREAKING: Brussels Metro Station Attacked

    03/22/2016 1:27:53 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 314 replies
    Explosion at Brussels metro station close to EU institutions: Belgian broadcaster RTBF.
  • BREAKING - Explosions at Brussels Airport

    03/22/2016 12:33:36 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 73 replies
    20 Minutes ^ | 22.03.2016 | unknown
    Just the banner
  • George Kennedy 'Naked Gun' Star Dead at 91

    02/29/2016 2:00:16 PM PST · by SMGFan · 148 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 29, 2016
    George Kennedy, star of "Cool Hand Luke" and the 'Naked Gun' movies, has died at the age of 91 ... TMZ has learned. George's grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died Sunday morning at 4:30 AM in Boise, ID. He says his grandfather had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month. Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1968 for "Cool Hand Luke." He also starred in all 3 of the 'Naked Gun' flicks, "Airport 1975," "Earthquake" and many many more....
  • 50 killed in attack at Afghanistan's Kandahar airport [Obama Fails AGAIN]

    12/10/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/10/15
    Fifty people have died in an attack at a market bazaar and a school near Kandahar airport that began late Tuesday, Afghan officials said.... .....The Taliban took responsibility for the attack. The assault occurred hours after a "Message to Obama" was posted to a video site, purportedly of Taliban suicide attackers warning that U.S. troops would not be safe in Afghanistan.
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Chicago airport police told to "run and hide" in event of active shooter

    01/03/2016 2:52:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 3, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>Matt Brandon, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, which represents the aviation police officers, said he doesn’t understand why the officers are prohibited from carrying guns.</p> <p>He said the union has been unable to get the aviation department to change the no gun policy, which dates to the early 1990s.</p>
  • Activist: Mall of America protest 'decoy' for airport block

    12/24/2015 3:43:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 12/24/15 | KYLE POTTER
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Mall of America was used as "a decoy" to start a protest that quickly moved to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and blocked a terminal on a busy holiday travel day, one organizer of the demonstration said. Access to one of two terminals was closed after more than 100 protesters gathered inside and blocked roads leading to the airport Wednesday, airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said. He said the protest caused some flight delays but no cancellations. Protesters hoping to draw attention to the police shooting last month of a black man in Minneapolis had described in advance...
  • One person killed in blast at an Istanbul airport

    12/23/2015 2:08:20 AM PST · by csvset · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | 23 december 2015 | AFP
    ISTANBUL (AFP) - One person was killed and another wounded after an explosion of unknown origin Wednesday at an airport in Istanbul, Turkish television reports said. Airport cleaner Zehra Yamac, 30, died of head wounds hours after the blast on the tarmac at Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side of Turkey's largest city, CNN-Turk and NTV television reported.
  • American Americans flight from Paris held in Miami due to suspicious item

    12/15/2015 2:07:11 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    MIAMI (CBS12) -- A flight from Paris is being held on the tarmac at Miami International Airport due to a suspicious item. Miami-Dade Police are investigating the item on board American Airlines flight 63 from Paris. There are 214 people on board. The search by the bomb squad is not impacting other operations at the airport. The plane has been moved to a remote area of the airport for the investigation, according to Miami-Dade Aviation Department Communications Director Greg Chin.