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In this file photo provided by Donna Basden, a man is escorted off an American Airlines flight after it landed in Honolulu, Friday, May 19, 2017. Court records say the man who caused a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu had no luggage other than a laptop and needed a wheelchair to board the plane because he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (Donna Basden via AP, File)

Hawaii jet took off with unruly passenger despite red flags

- Associated Press

Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants that military fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane to Hawaii, raised a series of possible red flags between purchasing his ticket and being the first passenger to board the American Airlines flight.

In this Saturday, April 17, 2010, photo, a traveler from Malaysia uses his laptop computer at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands. International air travelers might soon rediscover magazines, paperbacks and playing cards. Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Air scare: Travelers facing computer ban fears

What price security? American travelers are about to find out when they plan a trip to, say, Amsterdam - not Amman - and find they have to surrender all electronics except their smartphone before boarding a plane back to the U.S.

In this photo provided by Donna Basden, a man is escorted off an American Airlines flight after it landed in Honolulu, Friday, May 19, 2017. Federal agents met the plane from Los Angeles when it landed in Honolulu and took the man into custody. (Donna Basden via AP)

Unruly, ‘disheveled’ man subdued on jet heading to Hawaii

- Associated Press

A man on a Hawaii-bound flight described as unruly and disheveled was subdued by passengers and a flight attendant who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. He was then immobilized with duct tape in a seat until the plane landed in Honolulu Friday, escorted on the last leg of its journey by two fighter jets.

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NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays

- Associated Press

Some New York state lawmakers want to withhold millions of dollars of funding from Penn Station until Amtrak resolves chronic commuter train delays at the busy New York City train facility.

Georgia ports chief predicts record growth in fiscal 2017

- Associated Press

Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track to show record growth for the 2017 fiscal year that wraps up at the end of June, the chief executive of the Georgia Ports Authority said Monday.

FILE - In this Feb.27, 2017, file photo, girls in costume dance during Maracatu Carnival celebrations in Nazare da Mata, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Despite the seeming abundance of riches for travelers, Brazil has a tourism problem. While you may have heard about the Amazon or the stunning beaches of Rio de Janeiro, you have probably also heard that Brazil has high crime, was swept by a Zika outbreak and that its politicians have concocted the largest graft scheme in Latin American history. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil packed with travel riches, so why so few tourists?

- Associated Press

Brazil is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. It has miles of sandy, deserted beaches, and stunning flat-topped mountains. It invented samba and a devilish little drink called the caipirinha. It has massive reserves for native peoples and charming colonial towns built by the Portuguese.

Executive director hired for Booth Society in South Dakota

- Associated Press

There's a new executive director at the Booth Society, the nonprofit friends group that supports the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish: Karen Holzer started in the position April 1.

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, two model jets of Hong Kong airline Cathay Dragon, formerly known as Dragonair, front, and Cathay Pacific Airways, are displayed at a news conference in Hong Kong. Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Monday, May 22, 2017 it's laying off nearly 600 staff at its headquarters as it faces rising competition from rival carriers and tough business conditions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Hong Kong's Cathay lays off 600 as it faces rising pressure

- Associated Press

Cathay Pacific Airways said Monday it's laying off nearly 600 staff at its headquarters in its biggest round of firings in two decades as it faces rising competition from rival carriers and tough business conditions.