Commercial spaceship pictured in earlier test flight.
(Photographer:Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic)
October 31, 2014

Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

In what could be a major setback for commercial space tourism, a manned spaceship has crashed in California.  Authorities say one person on board has been killed.


September 29, 2014

Bond Denied For Suspect In Chicago-Area FAA Fire

A suburban Chicago man has been ordered held without bond on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.


September 29, 2014

FAA Chief Orders Review Of Chicago Air Traffic Snarl

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he's ordered a review of the agency's security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel.


September 28, 2014

Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.


Travelers lined up Friday at O'Hare International Airport.
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)
September 27, 2014

After Sabotage, Air Travel System Slowly Recovers

The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.  At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000 flights in and out of O'Hare and Midway airports were cancelled.


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