Aviation safety and security

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)
August 13, 2017 - 3:53 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on incidents related to violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead (all times local) 3:35 p.m. Virginia State Police say the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal...
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People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)
August 13, 2017 - 3:43 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on incidents related to violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead (all times local) 3:35 p.m. Virginia State Police say the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal...
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Passengers wait to pass the security control at Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Security workers checking carry-on luggage at Barcelona's airport have resumed partial strikes that threaten more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's busiest airports. The workers say they will stage four one-hour strikes Friday and Sunday followed by a 24-hour stoppage Monday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 13, 2017 - 2:05 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on baggage checks at Barcelona's airport plan to go on a 24-hour strike at midnight Monday after an effort to prevent more chaos at the busy airport fell through. Catalonia's regional chief for labor issues, Dolors Bassa, said the security workers...
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Passengers wait to pass the security control at the Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Security workers at Barcelona airport began partial strikes Friday which threatens more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 06, 2017 - 8:35 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport staged a second day of partial strikes Sunday, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. Passengers waited for up to an hour to pass security checks at El Prat airport at the...
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Passengers wait to pass the security control at the Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Security workers at Barcelona airport began partial strikes Friday which threatens more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 06, 2017 - 7:38 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport are staging a second day of partial strikes, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. Passengers waited for up to an hour to pass security checks at El Prat airport at the peak...
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July 19, 2017 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cell phones. The new measures may include asking passengers...
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Airline passengers walk past a robot providing tips for getting through security faster during a pilot project as they head toward a security checkpoint Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Through audio instructions in English and on-screen animated instructions in six different languages, the robot told passengers to remove items such as scarves, jackets and belts, to empty their pockets and to prepare for a body scan before going through screening. During the pilot program, running in conjunction with the American Association of Airport Executives Innovation Forum, airport officials will track the number of times passengers trigger the body scanner alarm during and after the robot test. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A robot named Tracey greeted passengers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing tips to get them smoothly through security checkpoints. The red and white human-sized robot carries a large electronic sign and can speak to passengers in six different languages. Airport...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor Erik Gordon, left, helps passenger Ronan Pabhye navigate one of the new facial recognition kiosks at a United Airlines gate before boarding a flight to Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 12, 2017 - 1:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all Americans boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it's the only way to successfully expand...
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In a June 29, 2017, photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Sanan Jackson, right, helps a passenger navigate the new face recognition kiosks at gate E7 for a United Airlines flight to Tokyo at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (Michael Wyke/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 11:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering the U.S. currently must submit to...
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July 09, 2017 - 9:06 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's national airline has joined other Middle Eastern countries in lifting a ban on laptops in airplane cabins after complying with U.S. security guidelines. Royal Jordanian said Sunday it has implemented "enhanced security measures" in line with U.S. Department of Homeland...
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