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  • SOFIA, May 30- Chinese companies are considering investments in luxury property developments, an airport and a metals mine in Bulgaria that could amount to more than 2 billion euros in total, an advisor to the projects said on Monday. To attract Chinese capital, Bulgaria needs to structure projects worth over 100 million euros that can be launched within a year,...

  • BERLIN— Authorities on Monday temporarily suspended outgoing flights from one terminal at Germany's Cologne-Bonn airport over suspicions that a person entered a secured area without undergoing security screening. The local Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper reported that the airport police sent out the security alarm at 11:30 a.m. local time on suspicion...

  • 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.

  • MONTREAL, May 27- The United Nation's aviation agency should avoid creating new checkpoints outside airport terminals as it draws up proposed global guidelines to improve security in the wake of recent attacks on travelers, the head of Airports Council International said on Friday. Angela Gittens, director general of the global airport trade group, said she...

  • Infrastructure playbook

    Stanley Elliot, Stifel Nicolaus, discusses three good plays in the infrastructure space.

  • The Public Utility Commission fined San Francisco- based Uber in April for operating in Pennsylvania for six months in 2014 without the required approval. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh- area officials wrote a letter to the commission this month urging it to greatly reduce the fine. They said the stiff fine could discourage innovative companies from investing in...

  • 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...

  • PARIS— Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention. The heart of their dispute is a labor bill that would loosen rules on France's 35- hour work week and...

  • EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Vice President Joe Biden said Rhode Island needs to invest in its transportation infrastructure after touring a dilapidated highway bridge he joked is being held up by a children's toy. But the high-profile Democrat's visit also served a dual purpose, giving the seal of White House approval to local Democratic leaders bruised by a...

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago having stretched beyond two hours. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who oversees the TSA, said he asked Congress on Thursday for another $28 million to...

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago having stretched beyond two hours. American, the world's biggest airline, wants TSA to create a senior internal role focused on traveler concerns, Philipovitch told a...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 26- Planes arriving and departing Los Angeles International Airport were delayed on Thursday after a problem with air-traffic control software briefly halted all flights, according to U.S. and local air traffic officials. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop for all flights into and out of the airport at about 8 a.m. PDT,...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 26- Flights arriving and departing Los Angeles International Airport should expect delays due to "equipment issues," the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday. Arrivals will be held up to 15 minutes, and departures will be delayed by up to 30 minutes, the FAA said in an online air traffic control advisory. A spokesman for the FAA did...

  • May 26- Flights arriving and departing Los Angeles International Airport should expect delays due to "equipment issues," the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in an online air traffic control advisory. Arrivals will be held up to 15 minutes, and departures will be delayed up to 30 minutes, the notice said. Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX, did...

  • FLIGHTS ARRIVING AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HELD UP TO 15 MINUTES DUE TO EQUIPMENT ISSUES- U.S.

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago stretching beyond two hours. While TSA is taking steps to shorten lines such as hiring more full-time officers, it lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times this summer,...

  • AMERICAN AIRLINES EXEC SAYS HAD OVER 70,000 CUSTOMERS AND 40,000 CHECKED BAGS MISS FLIGHTS THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF DELAYED AIRPORT SCREENING.

  • The squeeze began after The Associated Press revealed that intruders hop fences, slip past guardhouses and crash cars through gates at the nation's busiest airports far more often than the public realizes. Since publication of that investigation last spring, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has clamped down on the release of information...

  • 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...