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US orders new procedures for controllers

US orders new procedures for controllers JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration gave air traffic controllers new procedures as officials try to contain the fallout from an incident earli...

 

Controller asleep — but how many did airport need?

Controller asleep _ but how many did airport need? JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Should jetliners be landing with only a single air traffic controller on duty — even if he's awake? Federal officials are grappling...

 

Cause of Yellowstone oil spill remains unknown

WASHINGTON — It will likely be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil oil pipeline to rupture near Billings, Mont., spilling about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, a federal safety... Full story

 

No cellphones, no texting by drivers, US urges

WASHINGTON — Texting, emailing or chatting on a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed, federal safety investigators declared Tuesday, urging all states to impose total bans except for emergencies....

 

Senate to take up bill to end partial FAA shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to pass legislation ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has cost the government about $400 million in uncollected airline ticket taxes and idled...

 

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