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Feds file civil suit against FedEx over containers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis is suing FedEx over the company’s use of battery-powered, refrigerated cargo containers. A statement from the U.S. attorney’s office for West Tennessee says the government is seeking to recover $1.55 million ...

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FAA issue rules to prevent tired airline pilots

WASHINGTON — Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades. The rules update current pilot work schedule ...

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Better information needed to prevent tarmac delays

WASHINGTON — Federal officials say they are considering ways to better share information among airlines, airports and air traffic controllers to prevent passengers from becoming trapped for hours on tarmacs during bad weather. Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt told an ...

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Republicans warn against waiving air subsidy cuts

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers warned Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a letter this week against waiving cuts in subsidies for air service to 10 rural communities unless he can show it would be too difficult for residents to reach a ...

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Senate approves bill to end partial FAA shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Friday ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport construction projects to resume. Employing the so-called “unanimous ...

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More to FAA shutdown than air service subsidies

WASHINGTON — On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship that, ...

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FAA shutdown to continue in partisan standoff

WASHINGTON — A stalemate that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration will continue into September. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate Democrats were unwilling to accept cuts in subsidies for rural air service. House ...

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Federal stalemate affecting construction projects at BWI

A congressional stalemate has put $681 million worth of Federal Aviation Administration construction projects on ice, including a new radar system for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The party-line impasse came Friday when the Republican-led House and Democrat-led Senate disagreed ...

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