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1 hr ago | Yahoo!

F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said.

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Related Topix: Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Cirrus SR22, Cirrus Aircraft, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Coast Guard, US Military

5 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Federal judge overturns Kauai County's GMO and pesticide regulations

Last Nov., Kauai County, which consists of three Hawaiian islands, passed Kauai County Ordinance 960, which required large-scale agricultural operations to disclose the presence of pesticides and genetically modified crops, as reported by Hawaii's KHON 2 News .

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Related Topix: Kauai County, HI, Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Holdings, Agriculture, Science

8 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Winds force giant Rubber Duck to deflate in California

Light fades on the 40-foot tall "Rubber Duck" in front of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk on Monday evening, May 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Port of Los Angeles, Downtown (Los Angeles, CA), San Pedro, CA

12 hrs ago | Business Journal

Is Southwest Airlines ready to 'evolve' to court (more) business travelers?

Could a surprising - some might say shocking - development at one of Europe's most notorious no-frills low-fare airlines portend any changes at America's low-fare, no-frills leader Southwest Airlines ? Earlier this week Dublin, Ireland-based Ryanair , a hugely-successful low-fare, no-frills carrier, said it would introduce a new "Business Plus" ... (more)

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Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Ireland, World News

16 hrs ago | Newsday

New York suspends non-emergency road work for holiday weekend

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he directed state agencies to pull back on road construction until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

19 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Friday Sector Laggards: Shipping, Department Stores

Our mission at Market News Video is to produce and distribute quality online videos about the stock markets and publicly traded companies.

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Related Topix: Frontline, Financial Markets

23 hrs ago | CNN

Airlines: Saving lives with trashed leather

Southwest Airlines recently launched Luv Seat, an upcycling initiative that aims to repurpose 80,000 used leather seat covers.

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Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Family, Kids, Travel

Fri Aug 29, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa railroad bridge damaged in Linn County fire

Canadian National Railway spokesman Mark Hallman told KCRG-TV Thursday that the repairs to the Buffalo Creek bridge aren't expected to delay traffic.

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Related Topix: Linn County, IA, Railroads, Canadian National Railway, Cedar Rapids, IA, Coggon, IA

The Washington Post

Jet Fuel Crunch Strikes New York Airports Before Holiday: Energy

The lowest seasonal supply of jet fuel on record is pushing prices higher and leading to voluntary restrictions in the New York region as the nation's busiest air hub prepares for a holiday rush.

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Related Topix: New York, us Travel, Travel, Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Business News

Patch.com

Panel Offers More Tips for Improving Metro North Rail Safety

Monitor track conditions more closely with better data systems, change train schedules to allow more time for track work, and change the attitude of employees and management toward safety.

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Related Topix: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel

NBC Dallas

Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate

The "World's Largest Duck" was forced to deflate on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 because of damaging winds along the Wilmington coast.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, CA, Port of Los Angeles, Downtown (Los Angeles, CA), San Pedro, CA, Weird

Business Journal

A new look for Frontier Airlines? Grizwald's not talking

Could Frontier jets be flying to a new look? A toy plane with a question mark on the tail is raising a lot of questions here at DBJ World Headquarters.

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Related Topix: Frontier Airlines, Airlines

Pasadena Star-News

Rubber Ducky deflated after winds batter it in Wilmington

Harbor winds at Banning's Landing on Wilmington's waterfront proved too much for the popular giant Rubber Ducky that was slated to be moored there Thursday and Friday for special youth and community events.

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Related Topix: Banning, CA, Wilmington, CA, Port of Los Angeles

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NewsOK.com

North Dakota delegation addresses Canadian Pacific

Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are criticizing Canadian Pacific Railway, saying it's forcing grain elevators to cancel backlogged orders as it implements a new shipping system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Cramer, Railroads, Canadian Pacific Railway

Business Journal

Southwest launches new nonstop service between San Antonio and New Orleans

San Antonians who want to get away to the Big Easy for beignets from CafA© du Monde and a hurricane from Pat O'Brien 's will now be able to take advantage of a new nonstop flight on Southwest Airlines .

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New Orleans Travel, Airlines, Southwest Airlines

The Northern Echo

Cameron hails 'greatest merger'

David Cameron hailed the Union between Scotland and England as the "greatest merger in history" as he urged voters north of the border not to break away from the UK.

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Related Topix: Stagecoach Group, Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Renton Reporter

Port of Seattle selects new CEO with manufacturing, transportation experience

Ted J. Fick, a Tacoma native with decades of experience leading manufacturing organizations across the country, will take the helm of the Port of Seattle when current CEO Tay Yoshitani retires next month, according to a port news release.

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Related Topix: Port of Seattle

Business Journal

Got a complaint? Southwest Airlines' new social media hub is listening

When will the plane take off? Will I miss my connecting flight? What about my baggage? Will I need a hotel tonight and will the airline pay for that? These days, customers will take their complaints to social media, blasting companies in public if there's a complication, disruption or bad experience, especially if they don't get answers right away.

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Related Topix: Airlines, Southwest Airlines, ExactTarget

13WHAM

Panel faults safety practices at NY's Metro-North

A panel convened by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance in recent years.

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Related Topix: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

Wed Aug 27, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

Giant inflatable duck lists to one side in Port of Los Angeles

San Pedro's visiting giant duck, the star attraction in last week's Tall Ships Festival, began listing to the side in the Downtown Harbor late Wednesday, prompting questions about whether it had taken a blow from the rough seas pummeling outer beaches.

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Related Topix: Port of Los Angeles

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