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WASHINGTON | Q&A: How soon will the federal government get back in order?

WASHINGTON—Jan 26, 2019— With the longest shutdown in U.S. history officially over, here’s a look at how the federal government will get back to regular business: WHEN WILL FEDERAL WORKERS GET PAID? It’s unclear at this time. The White House tweeted that it will be “in the coming days.” Some 800,000 workers were furloughed or … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Q&A: How soon will the federal government get back in order?

The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

Jan 24, 2019—What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 34: WHAT’S NEW The showdown over the State of the Union address ended Wednesday night when President Donald Trump said he would wait until after the partial government shutdown to address Congress and the nation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had withdrawn an invitation for … Continue reading The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

TSA screener sick-outs hit 10 percent over holiday weekend

Jan 21, 2019—The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday’s absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. The workers who screen passengers and their bags face missing … Continue reading TSA screener sick-outs hit 10 percent over holiday weekend

ATLANTA | Tepid outlook overshadows strong Delta profit in 4Q

ATLANTA—Jan 15, 2019— Delta Air Lines‘ surging profit was overshadowed by tepid expectations for the current quarter amid broader concerns about the global economy, lower fuel prices and the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. The Atlanta carrier on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.02 billion, or $1.49 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.30 … Continue reading ATLANTA | Tepid outlook overshadows strong Delta profit in 4Q

LOS ANGELES | LA to become first in US to install subway body scanners

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transportation Security Administration had been testing several different types of body scanners for about a year. The … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LA to become first in US to install subway body scanners

WASHINGTON | TSA considering ending screening at small airports

WASHINGTON — The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm, saying it could make flights at smaller airports inviting targets … Continue reading WASHINGTON | TSA considering ending screening at small airports

Airport agents to get training after Native church’s lawsuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A wooden box carried an eagle feather and bone whistle, a gourd rattle and a feather fan — items that carry spiritual energy and are used in Native American religious ceremonies. The man holding the box asked security agents at the San Antonio International Airport to allow him … Continue reading Airport agents to get training after Native church’s lawsuit