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  • Military exercises delay flights throughout China Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason.

  • VANCOUVER, Washington, July 21- California's chance to keep a lid on some of the nation's highest gas prices and join in the spoils of a domestic oil production boom is threatened by quickly growing opposition to a rail terminal in Washington state.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    NORTH ELBA, N.Y.— A small plane crashed Saturday while attempting to land at an airport near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board. Lake Placid Municipal Airport manager Steve Short said preliminary information showed the plane crashed after its first attempt at landing was thwarted by a plane approaching from the opposite direction.

  • Construction begins on new Salt Lake City airport Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Salt Lake City travelers in the next decade will catch expansive views of the Wasatch range, move faster through security and have more shops to choose from once crews finish work on a $1.8 billion airport, officials said Friday.

  • US port strike fears hit supply chains Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    The Guenther Schulte container ship departs the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    Fears of a strike or lockout at West Coast ports have forced some shippers to move their cargo destinations to Canadian or East Coast ports, the FT reports.

  • Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding.

  • United defends bird kill at Houston airport Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    DALLAS— United Airlines is defending the poisoning of birds at Houston's biggest airport, saying it was done for health and safety reasons. The bait manufacturer, Avitrol Corp., says a lethal dosage causes birds to show distress— including alarm cries and trembling— that frightens away other birds.

  • How Washington rolls in 2014: Short-term gimmicks Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Congress' solution to funding repairs to the nation's roads is a short-term fix

    Congress is inching toward a solution to the government's highway funding crisis that is about as structurally sound as a sand castle.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, a measure aimed at averting cutbacks in August in federal money for road, bridge and transit projects.

  • Congress begins a five-week summer recess that same day. White House support for the 10- month extension has annoyed some Democrats who are opposed because it would push decisions on long-term funding to a newly elected Congress next year. At the very least, Congress should be keeping people on the job who are already there right now, "Obama said.

  • US roads & private money     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    Macquarie Bank and Cintra own a 75-year lease on the Indiana toll road. Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Transportation analyst, explains why this is working, and the private sector's role in improving infrastructure in the U.S.

  • In a visit to a government highway research center in Virginia, Obama is expected to tout work on so-called vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology to improve navigation, according to the White House.

  • Explosion hits airport in China's northwest Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    The explosion occurred at about 1:45 p.m. in a structure outside the airport in Xining, capital of Qinghai province, prompting police to seal off the area and send in a bomb squad, the newspaper China Youth Daily said on its website. Another newspaper, Beijing Times, said a cleaner was slightly injured by flying debris but no one else was hurt.

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    The action cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund, which pays for transportation programs nationwide, solvent through May 2015.

  • Jindal leases state parking garage for $2M Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Bobby Jindal's administration is leasing the rights to a state-owned parking garage for $2 million to help balance Louisiana's budget, a deal that appears to have the state taking a loss for the cash up front.

  • Obama to press for action on transportation funds Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is pressing Congress to make a long-term commitment to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states, but lawmakers appear headed for a short-term patch to sustain projects through next May.

  • Deadline looms in Newark airport wage hike flap Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    United Airlines, the airport's primary carrier, said in an email Friday to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport's operator, that it still questions whether the agency has the legal power to impose a wage hike.

  • Lyft stalls NYC launch amid legal squabbles Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    For all the attention Lyft has drummed up from investors, government regulators in New York are far from impressed.

  • Authorities: Man set fire at California airport Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— A man is in custody on suspicion of arson after authorities say he set fire to cardboard inside a baggage claim area at a San Francisco Bay Area airport. The fire around 3:30 a.m. Friday at Oakland International Airport charred a wall but otherwise caused no damage.