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US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown

The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. Miami International Airport is providing the most visible evidence yet that the shutdown is at least making air travel less convenient. Facing double the usual number … Continue reading US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown

HONOLULU | The Latest: Big Island gets rain as hurricane approaches

HONOLULU — The Latest on Hurricane Lane. (all times local): 4 p.m. Hawaii’s Big Island is seeing the first effects of approaching Hurricane Lane’s outer rain bands. Gov. David Ige noted at a news conference Wednesday that the island is starting to see the effects of the powerful Category 4 hurricane. The National Weather Service … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: Big Island gets rain as hurricane approaches