'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast on Monday morning.
A new report describes a chaotic scene in an airport tower after controllers mistakenly flew three planes too close to each other near the nation's capital. It says some controllers were rattled afterward.
The Federal Aviation Administration will bar airports nationwide from using a traffic-reversing operation after a close call last week at an airport near the nation's capital.
House Republicans questioned the head of the Internal Revenue Service on the agency's decision to apply the health care law's tax credits in states that decide not to carry out a key provision of the statute.
Temperatures in the D.C. area peaked at 105 degrees Saturday, falling short of an all-time heat record but surpassing the previous high for the day.
Millions of people in a swath of states along the East Coast and farther west went into a third sweltering day without power Monday after a round of summer storms that killed more than a dozen people.
The National Weather Service said temperature reached 104 degrees around 3 p.m. on Friday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, breaking a 78-year-old record high for the month of June.
A warm front that scorched the middle of the country has made its way to the D.C. area, bringing with it blistering heat, sticky humidity and the strong chance of record-breaking temperatures this weekend.
Record-breaking temperatures in the D.C. area on Thursday had residents flocking outdoors in high spirits ahead of a weekend with the promise of more summery weather.
While security has "vastly improved" since the creation of the Transportation Security Administration a decade ago, there is still "a great deal of work to do" in improving traveler satisfaction, according to a new survey released Wednesday by a travel and tourism trade group.
A towering bronze figure of President Ronald Reagan was unveiled Tuesday at the Washington-area airport named in his honor, the last of four statues built around the world in celebration of the late president's 100th birthday.
There's a reason why even he-man Texas Gov. Rick Perry is leery of incoming presidential candidate debates, perhaps: "Politician" is one of the scariest jobs in the nation, say thousands of Americans asked to rank professions according to such factors as "imminent danger," "public speaking" and " potential humiliation." Politician is No. 15 on the list, after such careers as exterminator, stand-up comedian, animal control officer and stunt person - all of which might showcase workplace skills that politicians might need, come to think of it.
Sen. Marco Rubio still gets billed as a potential vice presidential candidate in 2012, and there are those who pine for him to run for president one day.
A woman was arrested in Ohio on Sunday after a bomb threat that grounded flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, FBI officials said.
"The light coming out of my neighborhood was blinking red, and it was blinking yellow for the main direction of traffic," he said. "People would still get confused. At the yellow light, they would stop and let people at the red light go, and the people behind them would honk at them."
Nearly 17 years later, Reagan drew renewed ire from critics who said it was inappropriate to rename the airport for the man responsible for thousands of lost jobs.