FBI offers $10K bounty for pointing laser at aircraft

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The FBI will pay $10,000 for information that helps catch individuals that intentionally point lasers at aircraft, as the number of reported cases of “lasing” continues to rise.

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Pot-friendly states can’t really stop carry-on weed

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In Washington and Colorado, it can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.

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'Get me off this plane': Man locked in dark cabin in worst layover ever

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Tom Wagner, a boat captain from Louisiana, nodded off on a flight to Los Angeles with a stop in Houston. When he woke up, he found himself alone, locked in the cabin.

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Turkey Day gridlock? Travel delays pile up as nasty weather slams East Coast

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Flight delays and cancellations piled up Wednesday at some of America’s busiest airports, and a band of rain from Maine to the Carolinas soaked Americans on the busiest travel day of the year.

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Busiest travel day of year to be ‘pretty bad’ for millions as pre-Thanksgiving storm looms

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A deadly winter storm system heading east threatens widespread cancellations at some of the country’s busiest airports on the eve of Thanksgiving, a meteorologist warned Tuesday.

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Millions face Thanksgiving travel nightmare as deadly winter storm closes in

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System of snow and high winds moves rapidly to the Northeast, threatening to deal its strongest blow just as some 43 million Americans begin traveling ahead of the holiday.

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Texting, talking at 30,000 feet may be an option soon

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Texting and talking on cellphones, long forbidden on U.S. airlines, will soon be an option for airlines and their passengers on domestic flights.

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FAA to allow tablets and e-readers during all phases of flight

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9-year-old flies alone from Minneapolis to Las Vegas without a boarding pass

A 9-year-old boy made it past TSA officials and gate agents without a boarding pass at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and flew to Las Vegas alone, an airport official said Sunday.

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High stress in high heels: Asiana Air flight crew praised for timely response

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They punctured an emergency chute that inflated inside the damaged plane and trapped people beneath. They doused fires while guiding — and sometimes carrying — passengers through smoke to exits and away from the wreckage. With their brisk, measured actions, flight attendants aboard the Asiana Airlines jet that crash landed over the weekend became the talk of American flight crews Monday.

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Solar Impulse plane ends American odyssey with fears, tears and cheers

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The Swiss-built Solar Impulse airplane ended its two-month-long, solar-powered trip across America with a nail-biter of a flight from Washington to New York on Saturday.

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Photographer documents subway construction nine stories below Manhattan

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A project 90 years in the making had better be impressive, and the Metropolitan Transport Authority’s $4.5 billion Second Avenue Subway project does not disappoint.

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Thousands rock the roll at Duct Tape Festival

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Duct tape can fix anything, even a festival.

Avon, Ohio is host to the 10th annual Duct Tape Festival this weekend and tens of thousands are attending for the crafty duct tape floats, costumes, parades and sculptures. Like many things involving duct tape, the festival’s concept was a fix born of a crisis.

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Why the TSA gave up on knives on planes

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Politics and arrogance likely scuttled the plan by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to allow small knives back on planes, but it’s not clear that fliers are any safer for it.

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Tornado tourism thrives even during deadly season

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"Tornado tourism" may sound strange or even distasteful in light of deadly twisters in the past few weeks, but it’s a thriving travel niche, and business is booming.

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