*Total CEO a defender of Moscow policies. MOSCOW, Oct 21- The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said. "Total confirms with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO...» Read More
WASHINGTON, Oct 8- The United States said on Wednesday it will begin enhanced screening of travelers from West Africa arriving at five of the country's largest airports as it increases efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak. The enhanced screening will start at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday and be extended next...
DALLAS, Oct 8- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday and the government ordered five airports screen passengers from West Africa for fever, underscoring concerns about U.S. treatment and preparedness for the virus. The administration of President Barack Obama has been under pressure from lawmakers to enhance screening...
WASHINGTON— Congressional Budget Office: Budget deficit falls to $486 billion, lowest of Obama's tenure.
However, the focus is still on stopping the epidemic in West Africa, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Thomas Frieden, said in Atlanta. At the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said the additional layer of screening would begin at New York's JFK International and the international airports in Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago and...
WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Federal health officials are preparing to require tougher Ebola screening at U.S. airports this week, Senator Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. The new measures may include screening air travelers for fever when they arrive in the United States from the worst-stricken countries in West Africa, on direct or indirect flights, Schumer said in a...
CAMAS, Wash.— A fire at an airport in suburban Vancouver, Washington, has destroyed 14 hangar bays and about a dozen small planes. The blaze Monday night at Grove Field in the city of Camas also burned three vehicles. Camas sits across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, and has a population of about 19,000..
Amtrak said it will have to curtail use of the rail tunnels leading to NYC to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, NYT reports.
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.
Fewer than 10,000 workers could get the new minimum raise adopted by the Los Angeles City Council.
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.
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.
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.
Plans are advancing for a private high-speed luxury railway in Florida by the end of 2016.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.
DUBAI, Sept 8- Dubai will spend $32 billion on expanding its second airport to handle over 200 million people annually next decade, roughly triple the current level of passenger traffic through the emirate, airport authorities said on Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 5- A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by environmental groups against Kinder Morgan's Richmond, California, rail terminal, which quietly began unloading crude oil from trains this year, saying the plaintiffs waited too long to file their complaint.
HONG KONG, Sept 5- China shares rose for a sixth straight day, with port stocks leading Friday's gains thanks to Chinese government's plans to support the shipping industry. Ningbo Port surged the maximum allowed 10 percent and Tianjin Port Holdings rose 2.8 percent after China published a set of guidelines to support and develop its shipping industry.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 4- Mexico is likely to pick an experienced, foreign construction company, working in partnership with local firms, to build a new $9 billion international airport in Mexico City, Telecoms and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Thursday.