Terrorist plot thwarted

LONDON (AP) — British authorities said Thursday they thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, averting what police described as “mass murder on an unimaginable scale.” Police arrested 21 people, saying they were confident they captured the main suspects in what U.S. […]

Shuttle program needs modernization

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist NASA’s deliberations about when to resume flights by the space shuttle bring to mind the New Yorker cartoon of an executive on the phone, looking at his calendar and saying, “How about never? Does never work for you?” After spending 2 1/2 years and huge amounts of money to prevent […]

Flight delays need innovative ideas from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration last week went through three frustrating days of headbanging and jawboning that failed to yield an agreement among airlines to cut back on flights at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, which has more takeoffs and landings per year than any airport in the world. Now we’ll see if the FAA makes good on […]

Clovis mayor to take flight with USAF

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis Mayor David Lansford will take flight on Tuesday, courtesy of the United States Air Force. The mayor’s flight will be in a two-seater F-16 jet normally used for training purposes at Cannon Air Force Base but also used for orientation flights. The most recent mayor to receive an orientation flight […]