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Florida airport gunman set for court hearing

Miami - An Iraq war vet who had told the FBI he was hearing voices urging him to watch Islamic State videos was set to appear in court Monday to face charges for the killing of five people at a Florida airport.

Video emerges of Florida airport gunman opening fire

Miami - Video of the moment a gunman opened fire at a Florida airport emerged Sunday as authorities try to piece together his motive for traveling to the state to carry out a killing spree that left five dead and six wounded.

US officials not ruling out terrorism in airport shooting

Miami - US authorities are not ruling out "the terrorism angle" as a potential motive of the Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, officials said.

Five dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Miami - A gunman opened fire Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport, a major tourist hub in Florida, killing five people and injuring eight, and sending panicked travelers fleeing for safety.

Meet LiLou: San Francisco Airport's therapy pig

San Fransisco - The experience of passing through an airport feel a lot like being a herded animal. San Francisco airport has gone one better and has deployed a pig. And it's no ordinary pig, but a therapy pig.

Apple abandoning outdated AirPort routers to focus on new tech

Apple is set to abandon its range of AirPort Wi-Fi routers in pursuit of more profitable businesses. The company is struggling to sell the devices which have always been viewed critically compared to their rivals. It is now reallocating its engineers.

Iraq militias train sights on key IS-held town near Mosul

- Iraqi militia fighters peered from a front line position at Tal Afar, a town still held by jihadists, as sniper bullets rang overhead and mortar rounds crashed nearby.

Dutch police arrest 'confused' man after airport terror tip-off

Rotterdam - Dutch police have arrested a "confused" homeless man suspected of triggering a security sweep at Rotterdam's airport Thursday after an anonymous tip-off about a possible terror threat.

Black Lives Matter protesters shut London airport

London - British Black Lives Matter protesters on Tuesday chained themselves together on the runway of London's City Airport, forcing all flights in and out of the business travel hub to be diverted.

Investigation after boy sneaks onto Beirut-Istanbul flight

Birut - Officials at Beirut's international airport said Friday they were investigating how a teenage boy was able to sneak onto a flight and travel to Turkey without a ticket or passport.

Authorities try to sort out what prompted panic, stampede at LAX

Los Angeles - Investigators worked overtime Monday to figure out what started a Sunday night's social media-influenced panic at Los Angeles International Airport that had hundreds of airline passengers fleeing terminals and stampeding onto the airport tarmac.

Part of Los Angeles airport briefly closed, 'Zorro' detained

Los Angeles - Part of Los Angeles International Airport was briefly closed after loud noises were heard that sounded like gunfire, possibly caused by a man dressed in a black Zorro outfit who was later detained by police.

Kalashnikov replica store opens in Russian airport

Moscow - Russia's biggest international airport on Friday expressed concern after gunmaker Kalashnikov opened a store there selling lifesize replica rifles.

Delta Air Lines digging out of delays from massive computer crash

San Francisco - Delta Air Lines continued to recover Tuesday from a massive computer outage that grounded flights and stranded passengers at the San Francisco Bay Area's three major airports.

Security stepped up at Amsterdam airport following threat

Den Haag - Security was stepped up in and around Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Saturday following a threat, local authorities said in a statement, adding that aviation was unaffected.

Community center south of San Francisco destroyed by fire

Millbrae - Officials in suburban Millbrae, 15 miles south of San Francisco, scrambled to find alternatives Thursday after the city's community center was destroyed by fire.

IS suspects held at Istanbul airport days after attack

Istanbul - Two suspected Islamic State jihadists have been detained at Istanbul's Ataturk airport days after it was hit by suicide bombers, as Turkish authorities move to boost security at sensitive sites.

'Nothing will change': Post-attack selfies at Istanbul airport

Istanbul - Just two days after triple suicide bombings, Istanbul's main international airport is as usual a hive of activity -- but with passengers snapping selfies in front of bullet-shattered windows.

At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

Istanbul - A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport killed at least 32 people and left scores wounded, in the latest deadly strike to rock Turkey's biggest city.

Bay Area airline passengers get holiday surprise — No lines

Oakland - Security lines for passengers seeking to board airplanes at Bay Area airports have been surprisingly short over the holiday weekend despite an uptick in travelers.

Paris airport renews security crackdown after EgyptAir crash

- French investigators are checking again for security flaws at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport after Thursday's EgyptAir crash, despite already stripping hundreds of employees of their security clearance since last year's jihadist attacks.

Brussels airport departure hall partly re-opens, 40 days after attacks

Brussels - The departure hall at Brussels' Zaventem airport partly re-opened Sunday, 40 days after suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State group which killed 32 people, half of them at the air hub.

Bombed Brussels airport departure hall to partly reopen Sunday

Brussels - The departure hall at Brussels airport, hit in March by a deadly double suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, will partly reopen on Sunday, the management said.

Brussels airport bomber worked there for five years: Report

Brussels - One of the jihadists who blew themselves up at Brussels airport last month had in fact worked at the site for five years until 2012, Belgium's VTM television reported Wednesday.

Brussels airport 'back to full capacity in June' after attacks

Brussels - Brussels airport will fully re-open in June, its chief executive said, after suffering extensive damage when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the departures hall last month killing 16.

Homeless Pole tripped Dutch airport security scare

Den Haag - A homeless Pole triggered a major security scare and partial evacuation of Amsterdam airport after claiming to be a terrorist, Dutch military police said on Wednesday.

Labour dispute hits bomb-struck Brussels airport

Brussels - A labour dispute caused the cancellation of flights to and from Brussels international airport for a second day on Wednesday just after it reopened in the wake of deadly jihadist bombings.

Dutch probe airport security scare, man still held

Den Haag - Dutch military police were Wednesday investigating a major security alert triggered overnight at Amsterdam's busy international airport, with one man still in custody.

Labour row suspends flights at Brussels airport

Brussels - A labour dispute triggered Tuesday the temporary halt of flights to and from Brussels international airport only days after it reopened in the wake of deadly jihadist bombings, officials said.

Bomb-hit Brussels airport runs nearly 40 flights Monday

Brussels - Brussels airport scheduled nearly 40 flights Monday, officials said, as Belgium struggles to get back to normal after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the departure hall nearly two weeks ago.
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