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Wireless Technology in Cars Difficult to Protect Against Cyber Threats

February 9, 2015 4:31 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to  Democratic Sen. Edward Markey

Five Things to Know About Airport Ebola Screenings

October 10, 2014 9:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration announced that airline passengers arriving from the three West African...

Locals Evacuated After Train Crash

July 21, 2014 4:33 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Two people were injured and thousands of gallons of fuel were spilled when southbound Canadian...

South Korea Ferry Recovery Efforts Turn Grim

April 21, 2014 12:59 pm | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not...

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DMV: No Evidence Of Computer Breach

March 25, 2014 9:31 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The California Department of Motor Vehicles said there's no evidence of a computer breach, but it's launching an investigation "out of an abundance of caution." The agency was alerted by law enforcement to a potential security breach within its online credit card processing systems.  

Harsh Reactions To Lapses During LAX Attack

March 19, 2014 12:32 pm | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Los Angeles International Airport is inexcusably lacking in its capacity to deal with a crisis, local and national government officials said, calling the communication lapses described in a report on last year's deadly airport shooting everything from a "failure" to an "embarrassment."   

LAX Union Wants Emergency Training

March 14, 2014 3:24 pm | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of Los Angeles International Airport workers had no idea what to do when a gunman opened fire last year in a terminal because they were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency, according to a union report.      


15K NYC Transit Workers' Personal Info Exposed

March 13, 2014 5:29 pm | by BREE FOWLER & FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Social Security numbers and other personal information of about 15,000 New York City transit workers has been found on a CD inside a refurbished computer sold by a retailer, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.            

Send Word Now To Provide Communication Services To Airline

March 3, 2014 1:35 pm | News | Comments

Send Word Now announced its selection by Canadian North Airlines to provide emergency notification and incident management services. The two fully integrated solutions will enable the Alberta-based airline to rapidly alert and mobilize personnel. 

Weather & Computer Outage Cause Flight Delays

February 19, 2014 9:37 am | by DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

More than 600 U.S. flights were canceled and about 2,600 were running late on Tuesday, and travelers took to Twitter to complain. United wasn't the only airline struggling to stay on schedule. Southwest had even more delays: 700, according to FlightAware.     

Ice Storm Causes Another Traffic Jam In The South

February 18, 2014 10:15 am | by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY & KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago, as another wintry storm across the South iced highways and knocked out electricity to more than a half-million homes and businesses.

NJ Transit Looks To Shelter Trains

January 9, 2014 1:14 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

New Jersey Transit is looking to better protect its rail cars from storms. NJ Transit was criticized for not moving rail cars and locomotives out of a rail yard in Kearny and another one in Hoboken during Superstorm Sandy. Flooding caused more than $100 million in damage. 


Gunman Kills TSA Agent At LAX, Injures Two Others

November 1, 2013 1:13 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD & TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide.

Experts: Tunnel Hit By Cyberattack

October 29, 2013 10:18 am | by DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

When Israel's military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern. Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz was not speaking empty words. Exactly one month before his address, a major artery in Israel's national road network in the northern city of Haifa was shut down because of a cyberattack. 

Superstorm Sandy One-Year Anniversary: Transportation Tolling Experts Look Back On Year Of Emergency Preparedness, Planning & Adaptation

October 21, 2013 4:02 pm | by IBTTA | News | Comments

One-year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck a deadly and destructive blow to homes, businesses and communities up and down the East Coast of the United States.  As one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, Sandy wreaked havoc on water, power and transportation infrastructure — the lifelines that connect people to one another.

FBI Arrests Ex-TSA Worker After Airport Threats

September 11, 2013 12:10 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A security screener at Los Angeles International Airport has been taken into custody after quitting his job and making threats that led officials to clear and search terminals at the airport, the FBI said in a statement Wednesday. The airport is the nation's third busiest airport, according to its website.

Firefighters Hurt Battling Fire At Atlanta Airport

September 3, 2013 9:35 am | by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a blaze that sent thick smoke into a terminal at Atlanta's airport, authorities said. The early Tuesday blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke, Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward told The Associated Press.


Three Dead, Two Wounded In Truck Company Shootings

August 26, 2013 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators in a north Florida town say they're working to determine what led a trucking company employee to go on a shooting spree that left himself, his former boss and a former coworker dead — and two others wounded. Authorities say Hubert Allen Jr., 72, drove to locations Florida's Union County and shot the men Saturday.

Maine Firm In Quebec Tragedy Files For Bankruptcy

August 8, 2013 1:56 pm | by DAVID SHARP,Associated Press | News | Comments

A rail company whose runaway oil train caused a fire and explosion that killed 47 people in a small town in Canada filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday, and an attorney said he expects company executives to explore putting it up for sale within weeks.

Kenya Airport Fire: Slow Return Of Int'l Flight

August 8, 2013 1:07 pm | by JASON STRAZIUSO & TOM ODULA, Associated Press | News | Comments

International flights began landing and taking off from Nairobi's fire-damaged airport Thursday, and officials said they expected to return to full operations by day's end. Kenyan officials, assisted by members of the FBI, began investigating the cause of the fire.

Airlines See Nationwide Delays From Computer Outage

August 6, 2013 9:47 am | News | Comments

Several airlines are experiencing flight delays nationwide because of a problem with a computer system they use for services such as reservations, check-ins and online booking. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says about 50 of its flights departing Monday night were delayed by an hour or less due to the outage.

Cars Are Now A Genuine Target For Cyber Criminals

July 31, 2013 11:33 am | by MWR InfoSecurity | News | Comments

Cars are now a genuine target for cyber criminals and it is possible for attackers to gain control of a vehicle while it is in motion, with disastrous consequences. Alex Fidgen, Director at IT security company MWR InfoSecurity, said:  “It is feasible that an exploitation of any number of embedded devices within a car might allow an attacker to gain control." 

Philadelphia Sees Record Rain; Airport Loses Power

July 29, 2013 9:22 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Philadelphia has set a record for one-day rainfall as strong storms rolled through the region, causing flash flooding, power outages and airline cancellations. The deluge caused a power outage at Philadelphia International Airport, where some sections of Terminal A were still without power Monday.  

IT Glitch Causing Check-In Delays At Vegas Airport

July 25, 2013 2:38 pm | News | Comments

Officials at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas say they're working to fix a downed passenger processing system.                                                                                            

Focus On Earlier Blaze In Quebec Train Derailment

July 9, 2013 10:13 am | by BENJAMIN SHINGLER & ROB GILLIES,Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators looking for the cause of a fiery oil train derailment are zeroing in on whether an earlier blaze on the same train may have set off a chain of events that led to the explosions that killed at least 13 people. Searchers, after days of delay, were examining the charred epicenter looking for what could be dozens of additional victims.

Collapsing Bridge In Canada Derails Freight Train

June 28, 2013 11:52 am | News | Comments

A train has derailed on a collapsing Canada bridge near Calgary, threatening to send five rail cars carrying a diesel-like substance into a river, officials said Thursday. Efforts were under way to keep the cars from falling off the slowly sagging bridge and then pump out the yet-unspecified but potentially flammable liquid. No injuries were reported.

Gas Stations Get Money To Pump If Power Fails

June 3, 2013 1:43 pm | News | Comments

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says federal relief money will help gasoline stations pay for electrical wiring to use generators that would keep gas flowing during power outages. The $17 million in federal aid is part of the state's relief package for Superstorm Sandy which hammered New York City and its suburbs including Long Island last fall. 

Staying On Track When Trains Derail

June 3, 2013 10:26 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Records show that rail safety is steadily improving, but the month of May unfortunately highlighted the vulnerabilities of America’s railways. These recent derailments highlight the importance of planning for anything and everything. 

Outage At San Diego Airport Delays Flights

May 28, 2013 7:55 am | News | Comments

Power has been restored to a San Diego Airport terminal, after an outage caused minor flight delays and forced security workers to hand-screen luggage and passengers. San Diego Airport Authority spokeswoman Cheryl Brown says the electricity was back on in Terminal 1 just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

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