McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule." Now, deep into a government shutdown he ...

German union puts airport security strikes on hold for now

BERLIN (AP) — A German union that has called a string of disruptive strikes by airport security staff says it won't hold any further walkouts ahead of and during pay talks next week. ...

Taiwan ramps up airport security ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a bid to beef up security at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday period, the Ministry of Interior said it has bought a number of x-...

FAA says it is recalling more aviation-safety inspectors

Federal officials say they are calling back to work more aviation-safety inspectors who have been idled by the partial government shutdown. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Admin...

Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

BERLIN (AP) — Flights across Germany are facing disruption after security staff at eight airports went on strike over pay. The ver.di union on Tuesday called on staff at airports inc...

German airport security staff strike disrupts flights

BERLIN (AP) — Security staff at three German airports is staging a strike that is causing severe disruption to flights. The ver.di union called on staff at airports in Duesseldorf, K...

Trump to take his case to build wall to prime-time audience

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wal...

Berlin airport security staff strike disrupts flights

BERLIN (AP) — Security staff at Berlin's two airports are staging a strike that is causing disruption to flights. The ver.di union called on staff at the German capital's Tegel and S...

Airports seeing rise in security screeners calling off work

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security is acknowledging an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. ...

Paris airport evacuated after two men with fake guns spark panic

The two young men, who reportedly did not speak French, were quickly arrested by airport security after they sparked panic at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy to the north east of the capital on We...

After deportation from Utah, woman bids goodbye to kids

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan woman who was deported from Utah last Christmas has since made the heart-wrenching decision to send two of her children back to the United States without her. ...

Germany: airport security returning to normal after scare

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say an investigation of suspected attempts to scope out operations at airports in Germany and France has not turned up any indications that an attack was being planned...

UK teen jailed for 3 years for bomb hoaxes

LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been jailed for three years after his bogus bomb threats led to school evacuations and an airport security incident. George Duke-Cohan, 19, touch...

Thailand sentences 3 to prison over smuggling of rhino horns

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced three people to prison over the smuggling of nearly two dozen rhinoceros horns worth $1.5 million from Ethiopia. The bags carrying the 21 ho...

US citizen caught with 100 bullets at Taiwan airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport nabbed a United States citizen who was trying to board a flight to Vancouver, Canada, with 100 bullets in his carry-on lugga...