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  • Vegas' McCarran airport to add fee-based biometric security screening

    Vegas' McCarran airport to add fee-based biometric security screening
    In mid-August, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport will begin allowing travelers to identify themselves using the latest biometric screening — for a fee. McCarran will become the 10th U.S. airport — none so far in Southern...
  • Seniors on the Go: PEOPLExpress flies again -- but will it fly?

    Seniors on the Go: PEOPLExpress flies again -- but will it fly?
    A new airline, recycling the PEOPLExpress brand name, announced it will start flying June 30. Initial service from its base at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport -- or, if you prefer, Patrick Henry Field -- will be two daily round-trips to...
  • Hopkins APL magnetic field research picked for Virgin Galactic flight

    Hopkins APL magnetic field research picked for Virgin Galactic flight
    When a Virgin Galactic plane designed for space tourism eventually launches, a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory experiment studying magnetic activity will be on board. The lab's Electronic Field Measurements instrument will be among a dozen...
  • Study: Price tag of autism in the U.S. exceeds $236 billion per year

    Good health is priceless, but autism spectrum disorders can be very expensive. A new study estimates that the lifetime cost of being diagnosed with autism in the United States is somewhere between $1.43 million and $2.44 million. Either of those...
  • Airlines on-time rates improve in April

    Airlines on-time rates improve in April
    The nation’s largest airlines improved their on-time rates during April and canceled fewer flights, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Chicago-based United Airlines posted an on-time rate of 81.8...
  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe has high hopes - not for Oval Office, but for outer space

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has high hopes - not for Oval Office, but for outer space
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has high hopes — not for the Oval Office, but for outer space. According to news reports, when McAuliffe appeared at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Monday, he let slip he has a yen to board a rocket and become the first U.S....
  • GoPro hopes IPO will fuel expanded media strategy

    [This post was updated at 2:25 to reflect additional information filed by GoPro.] GoPro updated its IPO filing Wednesday, revealing that it plans to sell 17.8-million shares of its stock between $21 and $24 per share. That would make the San Mateo-based...
  • Virgin Galactic signs agreement with FAA, steps closer to spaceflight

    Virgin Galactic signs agreement with FAA, steps closer to spaceflight
    Virgin Galactic, British billionaire Richard Branson’s commercial space venture, announced an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration that helps clear the path to send paying customers on a suborbital flight from a spaceport in New...
  • Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker

    Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker
    State officials fined an aviation services company $77,250 on Wednesday for five safety violations related to the death of a baggage worker in February at Los Angeles International Airport. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health...
  • Virgin America flight attendants OK union

    Virgin America flight attendants OK union
    Flight attendants at Virgin America airline approved representation by the Transport Workers Union of America, with 58 percent voting in favor, the union said on Wednesday, citing a National Mediation Board tally. The decision ends the last non-union U....
  • Vadio secures $2 million to mix radio, music videos

    Vadio secures $2 million to mix radio, music videos
    Vadio, a start-up that integrates music videos into online music streaming services, has raised $2 million in seed funding from individual investors including former media and entertainment executives, the company said Thursday. Vadio pulls music...