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  • Is the French Revolution our new model?

    At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions -- the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values. A quite different French version sought...
  • NASA Langley to use drone as fire-spotter over Great Dismal Swamp

    NASA Langley to use drone as fire-spotter over Great Dismal Swamp
    In August 2011, lightning struck the Great Dismal Swamp and ignited a mammoth blaze that burned for 108 days, scorched 6,500 acres and blew choking smoke into surrounding states. It was the biggest wildfire on record in Virginia history. And it...
  • Voluntary evacuations urged for some in Hawaii lava flow's path

    HONOLULU (Reuters) - Officials tracking volcanic lava creeping through a forest toward homes on Hawaii's Big Island have issued a voluntary evacuation notice for residents with existing health conditions who might find themselves abruptly cut off from...
  • FAA: Monday reopening of Aurora air traffic control center on schedule

    FAA: Monday reopening of Aurora air traffic control center on schedule
    Work to reopen a vital air traffic center in Aurora next Monday is proceeding on schedule, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plan calls for transferring air traffic services from other facilities in the Midwest to the Chicago...
  • State Farm considering use of drones

    State Farm considering use of drones
    Bloomington, Ill.-based State Farm, the nation's biggest home and auto insurer, said it's considering using drones. Last week, rival USAA sought permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to research the use of a drone that the insurer said...
  • Hanover Township, Lehigh County, frets over FedEx megahub

    Hanover Township, Lehigh County, frets over FedEx megahub
    Officials in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, have not yet been formally asked what they think of the FedEx Ground megahub proposed in neighboring Allen Township. But they want to be ready with an answer. Hanover Council members held a town hall meeting...
  • Delays at O'Hare, Midway after Indianapolis FAA outage

    Delays at O'Hare, Midway after Indianapolis FAA outage
    Airline delays surged during the Monday evening rush at both Chicago airports due to a telephone outage at an Indianapolis air-traffic control facility that is handling flights normally managed by the still-idled radar center in Aurora, according to the...
  • Emanuel allies block elected school board question from city ballot

    Emanuel allies block elected school board question from city ballot
    A City Council committee on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to putting three referendum questions on the ballot for the late February city election, a move that would block aldermen who want to ask voters if they support an elected school board from...
  • The bumpy ride of People Express

    The bumpy ride of People Express
    The deal was: restore daily flights to Boston and New York, and Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport will pay $1.65 million of taxpayer funds to keep People Express in the air. But after two months and a first payment of $650,000 from...
  • How to guard Aurora air traffic control center?

     How to guard Aurora air traffic control center?
    If you were trapped at an airport in Memphis or Miami or somewhere a week ago, we trust you finally got home to Chicago. A little worse for wear, though. As you know too well, thousands of people were disrupted when a contract worker allegedly sabotaged a...
  • Controller tells of 'adrenaline panic' after Aurora FAA center lost link

    Controller tells of 'adrenaline panic' after Aurora FAA center lost link
    In the moments after an Aurora air traffic control facility was sabotaged, controllers were forced to use land lines and cellphones to establish communications with other Federal Aviation Administration facilities and monitor flights. When Brian Howard,...