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  • O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone

    O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone
    The almost-completed first phase of O'Hare International Airport's expansion had close calls that could have resulted in fatal airplane crashes, according to a Tribune investigation of incidents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. As the...
  • Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly

    Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly
    There is a line where government's encouraging private business turns into government's getting into private business, and Leesburg is standing at the line. It's time to back away. Sunday's column detailed half the plan to build a Florida Energy and...
  • McManus: 'Sequester' causing pain -- to Congress

    McManus: 'Sequester' causing pain -- to Congress
    Think the automatic budget cuts Congress ordered at the beginning of March — the so-called sequester — haven't caused any pain yet? Think again. Judging from the squeals we're hearing from members of Congress whose districts are threatened...
  • Daum: Electronically, up in the air and at loose ends

    Daum: Electronically, up in the air and at loose ends
    In the scheme of mythical hazards — that you should never swim immediately after eating, that touching a frog will give you warts, that you'll grow hair on your hands if you, well, you know — the idea that an iPod could bring down a plane...
  • Getting Around: Storms sock on-time numbers at O'Hare

    Getting Around: Storms sock on-time numbers at O'Hare
    This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway. In June, 15 percent of flights by...
  • Our leaders let an opportunity fly by

    Our leaders let an opportunity fly by
    SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....
  • The Biblioracle: Anticipating books is half the fun

    The Biblioracle: Anticipating books is half the fun
    By now, you've probably all thoroughly digested Jeff Bezos' "60 Minutes" bombshell that he foresees a future in which Amazon delivers books via drones. The reactions seemed to range from "that's awesome" to "that's idiotic" to "that's impossible." I...
  • Automakers stay cozy in U.S. capital

    Automakers stay cozy in U.S. capital
    Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One was NHTSA's announcement that it was...
  • Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway

    Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway
    While a runway at O'Hare International Airport that opened last year is sometimes called the "cemetery airstrip'' because part of it sits on a former graveyard, the next runway set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname "Shingles,'' and not because...
  • Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out

    Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out
    The FAA recently determined that the two pioneering share-the-plane ride websites were not operating legally. As a result, the two pioneering outfits, Airpooler.com and Flytenow.com, are in some sort of limbo. Although the FAA has had nothing additional...
  • At least 6 believed dead in Arizona plane crash

     
    Authorities in Arizona are trying to reach a rugged stretch of the Superstition Mountains outside Phoenix, where a plane crashed Wednesday night. Details remained sketchy....