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  • Nonbinding votes on minimum wage, millionaire tax on track for Democrats

    Nonbinding votes on minimum wage, millionaire tax on track for Democrats
    Two referendum questions aimed at boosting Election Day turnout among Democrats were on track to pass overwhelmingly Tuesday, with voters backing an increase in the minimum wage and higher income taxes for millionaires. Neither of those statewide ballot...
  • Orbital-led team to investigate Antares rocket explosion

    Orbital-led team to investigate Antares rocket explosion
    Orbital Sciences Corp. has assembled a team of experts to find out why an unmanned Antares rocket suffered a catastrophic failure seconds after lift-off from Wallops Island last week. The rocket exploded seconds after leaving the launch pad at the Mid-...
  • Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says

    Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says
    The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over pilot error, the escape system for its crew, and the ship's exotic rocket motor. The National...
  • The younger the baby, the easier the flight — and other tips

    The younger the baby, the easier the flight — and other tips
    Nervous about flying with an infant? "The younger the baby, the easier it is," said Corinne McDermott, founder of HaveBabyWillTravel.com. "Infants aren't mobile, can't touch icky surfaces, and you have control over their contact with other passengers."...
  • Here's how to make airlines give you more room

    If you're tired of the way airlines keep shrinking passenger space, it's time to speak up about it. You are not powerless. I've been writing for a couple of years now about the consequences of shrunken airline seating. Not long ago, there was a flurry of...
  • How the FAA helped muzzle the media in Ferguson

    In the midst of the violent street protests in Ferguson, Mo., this summer, local police persuaded the Federal Aviation Administration to restrict air space over the confrontations ostensibly out of fear that gunshots might reach an aircraft. In reality,...
  • Ferguson police defend no-fly zone

    Ferguson police defend no-fly zone
     St. Louis County police defended on Monday a no-fly zone imposed over the suburb of Ferguson during August street protests, saying it was for safety reasons, after an Associated Press report said the prohibition was to keep news helicopters away. Police...
  • Robert Poli dies at 78; air traffic controller led failed 1981 strike

    Robert Poli dies at 78; air traffic controller led failed 1981 strike
    Robert E. Poli, an air traffic controller who rose to the top of his union and led a 1981 strike that turned into a momentous defeat for organized labor, died Sept. 15 at his home in Meridian, Idaho. He was 78. Poli's death from kidney and respiratory...
  • Officials deny Ferguson no-fly zone was designed to keep out media

    Police and aviation officials denied a report Sunday that they ordered a no-fly zone over Ferguson, Mo., this summer in order to keep news helicopters away from the protests that formed after a police officer killed an unarmed man.  St. Louis County...
  • Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem

     Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem
    As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes. On Tuesday,...
  • Despite rocket explosion, Wallops Island seen as force for economic growth

    Despite rocket explosion, Wallops Island seen as force for economic growth
    As the countdown to the ill-fated Wallops Island rocket launch began Tuesday evening, Todd Burbage directed his gaze skyward into the sunset. "I heard a boom and saw a plume of smoke," said Burbage, a local real estate developer watching from a dock in...