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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Latest on legislation naming an Ohio airport for astronaut John Glenn:. In a gesture of bipartisan cooperation, the Republican-dominated Ohio House and Senate approved a bill Wednesday adding the 94- year-old Democrat's name to Port Columbus International Airport. Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962, and was a member of...

  • 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...

  • May 25- Takata Corp hired investment bank Lazard Ltd to lead efforts to help resolve financial issues stemming from its record-setting recall of tens of millions of faulty airbags, sources said Wednesday. Takata's board of directors in February named an outside steering committee to develop a comprehensive restructuring plan to address the financial and...

  • Travelers line up for one of the TSA security checkpoints at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C.

    With the furor over long airport security lines growing, Delta debuted a new system Wednesday it hopes will help solve the problem.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio. In a gesture of bipartisan cooperation, the Republican-dominated Ohio House and Senate voted Wednesday to support a bill adding the 94- year-old Democrat's name to Port Columbus International Airport. As a test pilot, he flew the first supersonic...

  • NEW YORK— Fliers should brace for long waits at airport security over the holiday weekend. After Chicago officials threatened to privatize security at the city's two big airports, the Transportation Security Administration moved dozens of part-time screeners to full-time and brought in more canine units to sniff passengers for explosives.

  • DETROIT, May 25- German luxury car maker BMW AG on Wednesday said its BMW iVentures venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed amount in California- based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service called Scoop. The company currently operates in the San Francisco Bay area. On Tuesday, Toyota Motor Corp, the world's No. 1...

  • May 25- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is taking several steps to shorten airport lines including moving officers to different posts, but still lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times, Administrator Peter Neffenger said in a Congressional hearing Wednesday. Neffenger said TSA was still evaluating whether to ask Congress to let it...

  • TSA TO NOT BE PREPARED FOR RECENT SURGE IN AIR TRAVEL FROM CHICAGO- ADMINISTRATOR.

  • TSA DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH STAFF TO MEET PERIODS OF PEAK AIR TRAVEL DEMAND- ADMINISTRATOR.

  • TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION HEAD SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT TO MOVE PART-TIME STAFF INTO FULL-TIME WORK TO MANAGE LONG AIRPORT LINES.

  • BMW I VENTURES INVESTS UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT IN CALIFORNIA- BASED SCOOP, A MOBILE CARPOOLING APP.

  • *Mass transit scheme was to cost $16.5 billion. DUBAI, May 25- A $16.5 billion mass transit project planned for Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca has been delayed so that its financing can be restructured, the head of the implementing body said on Wednesday. The Mecca plan includes building a metro rail system with 182 kilometers of track and 88 stations, according...

  • WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday. Most of the new screeners will be sent to the nation's busiest airports in...

  • DUBLIN, May 24- Ireland's CityJet on Tuesday became the first western European airline to take delivery of the Russian-designed passenger jet that Vladimir Putin hopes will compete internationally with planes made by the likes of Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier. The first of 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft leased by CityJet was delivered in...

  • NEW YORK— An engineer is operating trains along the nation's third-largest commuter railroad even though his driver's license has been suspended for 10 years because of a history of driving while intoxicated. New Jersey Transit engineer Thomas Broschart's license was suspended in 2007 for a decade, and he has someone pick him up from work because he isn't...

  • DETROIT, May 23- U.S. consumers still resist the notion of self-driving cars, according to a University of Michigan study released on Monday, the latest sign that investors and automakers may be rushing into a business where demand is limited at best. "The most frequent preference for vehicle automation continues to be for no self-driving capability," said the...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Help is on the way to address long lines and long wait times for travelers at Newark Liberty Airport on the brink of the summer travel season. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and fellow Democratic U.S. Albio Sires and Donald Payne Jr. announced the changes with TSA officials during a press conference at the airport.

  • French authorities increased random security checks, video surveillance and sniffer dogs at the three Paris airports after last year's deadly extremist attacks. The Airbus 320 had arrived in Paris from Cairo, the hub for EgyptAir. Before Paris, the plane made a round-trip to Tunisia's capital, whose airport sees 5.5 million passengers a year.

  • NEW YORK— Since the start of 2014, more than 1,600 people have died in commercial aviation disasters. That rate is up from the preceding three years and results in part from some shocking incidents, including a pilot suicide and the downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine by an anti-aircraft missile. The International Air Transport Association tallied only...