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  • I mean, wow, "said Mike Saresky, who flew into Chicago from Philadelphia, where he breezed through airport security in 12 minutes and got to leave his shoes on. At Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, known as the world's busiest, all 16 security lanes at the main checkpoint were open Friday morning as a bomb-sniffing dog and its handler walked among waiting...

  • Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Authorities open extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

  • I mean, wow, "said Mike Saresky, who flew into Chicago from Philadelphia, where he breezed through airport security in 12 minutes and got to leave his shoes on. At Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, known as the world's busiest, all 16 security lanes at the main checkpoint were open Friday morning as a bomb-sniffing dog and its handler walked among waiting...

  • May 26- The U.S. Virgin Islands sued Takata Corp and Honda Motor Co late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The Virgin Islands suit, seeking civil and other penalties, claims the companies committed fraud, used unfair trade practices and were negligent in allowing the use of the unsafe airbags.

  • May 26- The U.S. Virgin Islands sued Takata Corp and Honda Motor Co late Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures, seeking civil penalties and other penalties. The U.S. territory joins the state of Hawaii, which earlier this month sued Takata and Honda, the largest user of recalled Takata air bags linked to 13 deaths and more...

  • CHICAGO, May 26- A letter arrives in the mail with this opening line: "We are writing to let you know how you can get help paying your Medicare costs." And this year, the data from Social Security will help us reach out to seniors who should be enrolled. " About 30 percent of all Medicare Part D enrollees are in the Extra Help program, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

  • An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and mid-February. The first installment, published last year, included incidents involving an...

  • A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever— occurring about once every 10 days— despite some investments to fortify the nation's airfields. Was it a perimeter security breach in March 2015 when a woman walked past a vehicle exit gate at San Francisco...

  • Takata, which posted a net loss of 13.1 billion yen for the year ended in March, potentially could face billions of dollars in costs related to the recall. Earlier this month, the U.S. Transportation Department and Takata confirmed that 17 automakers will recall another 35 million to 40 million U.S. air bag inflators by 2019-- on top of 28.8 million recalled...

  • DAYTON, Ohio— A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world. The plane was expected to make at least one more stop in the United States— in New York— before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa. The globe-circling voyage began...

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • HONOLULU— Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed Wednesday for a new collective bargaining agreement a week after voting to allow union representatives to call for a strike if necessary. Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement that the union is asking for a 52 percent increase in total compensation in the first year of the contract. The Air Line Pilots...

  • DETROIT— Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The action expands what was already the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history. The U.S. government announced earlier this month that 17 automakers— including Toyota— are adding 35...

  • The plane will be in Dayton until early next week, the Dayton Daily News reported. The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan. The plane is expected to make at least one more stop in the United States, in New York, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or...

  • HONOLULU— Hawaiian Airlines pilots have voted to allow their union representatives to call for a strike if contract talks don't end in a new collective bargaining agreement. A statement from the Air Line Pilots Association, which represents the pilots, said Tuesday that of the pilots who voted, 99 percent agreed to letting the representatives call for a strike...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- U.S. states owed $968 billion in unfunded pension benefits for retirees in 2013, the highest level in a decade, according to a report released Tuesday by Pew Charitable Trusts. The states also reported $587 billion in unfunded retiree health care liabilities and $518 billion in outstanding debt in 2013, according to Pew.

  • WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, May 17- Japan's Takata Corp declared nearly 14 million air bag inflators defective as part of an expanded U.S. recall, but it said it considered the recall investigative, leaving the thorny question of cost-sharing with automakers unresolved. The airbags have the potential to inflate violently, spraying metal shrapnel in the vehicle and have...

  • SAN DIEGO— A campaign to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation's most populous state. The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in California is now about $5.50. "I think everybody in California has a...

  • Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. A second company, Progression Hawaii Offshore Wind, is proposing a $1.8 billion, 400 megawatt wind farm using 40 to 50 floating turbines off Oahu's South Shore, in waters that are also about a half-mile deep.

  • SAN DIEGO— A campaign to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation's most populous state. The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in California is now about $5.50. "I think everybody in California has a...