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  • FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control center Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    CHICAGO— The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago- area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week. The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13. The FAA said crews are working to install replacement equipment.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday that it has set a target of October 13 to restore to service a Chicago- area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician, as delays and cancellations continued at Chicago airports.

  • Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago- area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.

  • Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after an employee apparently set a Chicago- area air traffic control center on fire and tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.

  • Comment period extended on crude oil facility Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York regulators have again extended the public comment period for a shipping company's plan to expand crude oil handling operations at the Port of Albany. Waltham, Massachusetts- based Global wants to add heating facilities at its Albany terminal so it can handle thick, tar-like crude oil of the sort that's being mined in western Canada.

  • After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 1:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled after a contract employee allegedly set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation's busiest airports. By Friday night, more than 2,000 flights in and out of Chicago had been canceled.

  • Japanese firm fined $67.7M in shipping conspiracy Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    A major Japanese shipping company agreed Friday to pay the United States a $67.7 million criminal fine for conspiring to fix prices for international ocean shipments of cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles at the Port of Baltimore and other locations, the Justice Department said.

  • Minimum wage battle split to the industry level Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    Fewer than 10,000 workers could get the new minimum raise adopted by the Los Angeles City Council.

  • 5 Boston airline workers accused of smuggling cash Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    BOSTON— Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Logan International Airport.

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 3.4 percent in August Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 3.4 percent in August compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show more than 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in August.

  • Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

  • Montclair, N.J., Sept 24- The New York City suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, may be picturesque, but its roads are a mess. Just paving them would cost $9 million, not including curbs and other features, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson told state lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • Kennedy Airport skycaps get $925,000 settlement Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $925,000 settlement Wednesday with a Kennedy Airport contractor that had been paying skycaps as little as $3.90 an hour— well below minimum wage. "This was wage theft, pure and simple," Schneiderman said of the pay earned by 40 skycaps employed by Alstate Maintenance LLC.

  • Deer are pests for airports, threats to pilots Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    Unwary motorists aren't the only ones who need to beware of the four-legged bane of gardeners, especially at this time of the year. Pilots are also having deer encounters that rarely end well, especially for the deer.

  • Norfolk International Airport traffic declines Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    NORFOLK, Va.— Norfolk International Airport is reporting a decrease in passenger activity for August. The airport says it experienced a nearly 8 percent drop in the number of passengers who used the airport in August compared with the same month the previous year. Overall, nearly 275,000 passengers flew through the airport.

  • Larger aircraft could be using Maui's Hana Airport Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    WAILUKU, Hawaii— Larger aircraft could be using Maui's remote Hana Airport if the state carries out planned improvements. In June, the governor released $2.1 million for capital improvement projects at Hana Airport. Once they are completed, Hana Airport likely will be classified as a Class III airport, state transportation officials said.

  • Quonset Airport runway repairs due end of Nov. Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Runway repairs and safety improvements at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown are scheduled to be completed by the end of November. The Providence Journal reports that the $3.8 million project includes repairing the runway, restoring pavement, replacing a culvert and improving safety areas.

  • It is the first such port call to Iran by the People's Liberation Army Navy and highlights the efforts both China and Iran are making to counterbalance the power of the United States in the Middle East and along the sea lanes connecting the oil fields of the Gulf with major energy-consuming centers in Asia.

  • Newark airport runway repairs nearing end Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— Repairs to a major runway at Newark Liberty International Airport could be more of an annoyance to residents of two New Jersey cities than to air travelers. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the airport's other runways will be available to handle flights. But that means more planes will be flying over Jersey City and Bayonne.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- The U.S. federal government has rejected most of a $511 million loan request for the renewal of New York state's Tappan Zee Bridge, dealing a blow to one of governor Andrew Cuomo's most prominent infrastructure projects just weeks ahead of state elections.