David Schaper

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TSA Finds 3 Times Usual Rate Of Guns At Checkpoints, Despite Drop In Air Traffic

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

While screening 75% fewer people at airports this summer than last, the security officers discover guns hidden in carry-on bags at a rate surpassing last summer. And 80% of those guns are loaded.

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Aging Dams Across The U.S. Pose Catastrophic Risks

Monday, July 27, 2020

A dam that failed in Michigan in May isn't the only one at risk — thousands of aging dams nationwide are not just in poor shape but weren't built for today's heavier rains caused by climate change.

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FAA Orders Thousands Of Boeing 737s To Undergo Emergency Inspections

Friday, July 24, 2020

The agency says older 737 Classic and Next Generation planes that have been in storage because of the COVID-19 pandemic might have developed engine valve problems that could lead to engine failure.

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Airlines Are Bracing For Potential Layoffs As Federal Payroll Aid To Expire Soon

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Airlines report huge losses during the pandemic despite a brief summer uptick in travel. The federal payroll aid is about to run out, and tens of thousands of airline employees may lose their jobs.

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FAA Inches Closer To Approving Boeing's Fixes To Troubled 737 Max

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The FAA says an airworthiness directive for Boeing's 737 Max is near, but it still may be months before the troubled plane flies passengers again.

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Coronavirus Costs Delta Air Lines Nearly $6 Billion In 2nd Quarter

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A sharp drop in air travel due to the pandemic cuts into Delta's bottom line, but the airline says it will continue to block out middle seats to create more distance between passengers.

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United Airlines Tells 36,000 Employees They Might Lose Their Jobs

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

With bookings down and cancellations on the rise amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases, United's furloughs will be a "gut punch" to employees when federal coronavirus relief funding runs out.

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No Federal Mandates For Masks On Planes Or Empty Middle Seats

Thursday, July 02, 2020

As some airlines try to sell every seat on every flight, the Trump administration urges them to leave some seats empty and wants passengers to wear masks, but neither will be required.

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DOT Inspector General's Report Says Boeing Misled FAA

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Boeing failed to tell regulators about significant changes it made to an automated flight control system when developing the 737 Max, according to the Transportation Department's inspector general.

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Airlines Are Getting Help From The TSA To Reassure Travelers That It's Safe To Fly

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Some airlines say they are filling planes to capacity instead of keeping empty seats to ensure social distancing. They are getting help from the TSA to reassure travelers that it is safe to fly again.

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FAA Begins Test Flights For Boeing's Troubled 737 Max

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

More than a year after the plane's grounding because of two deadly crashes, the FAA began a series of certification flights Monday, a big step toward allowing the 737 Max to fly passengers again.

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Senators Rip FAA Over Failure To Turn Over 737 Max Documents

Thursday, June 18, 2020

At a hearing, they accused the agency of "stonewalling" congressional investigators and keeping them "in the dark," in their effort to examine what went wrong in certifying Boeing's troubled airplane.

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Senate Examines FAA's Certification Of Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Airplane

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A Senate hearing will focus on strengthening the Federal Aviation Administration oversight of aircraft manufacturing, preventing Boeing from having too much control in certifying safety.

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Calls For Reform Put Minneapolis Police Union Leader In Hot Seat

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Police unions have often opposed changes in policing. As cities consider sweeping reforms, the head of the Minneapolis police union, Bob Kroll, has been a lightning rod of controversy.

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Protesters Cite Discrimination In Call For Minneapolis Police Union Head To Step Down

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Amid growing calls to disband the Minneapolis Police Department, there are also calls to oust the head of the police union, Bob Kroll.

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More Than A Dozen Minneapolis Police Back Reforms In Open Letter To City Residents

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Fourteen officers, who assert they represent the vast majority of the force, denounce former Officer Derek Chauvin and say they don't represent the union or the administration.

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Minneapolis Pauses Contract Talks With Police Union Over Officers' Accountability

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death, the police chief wants reforms that would involve the terms of the contract. Critics say the union has protected members who used excessive force.

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Minneapolis Police Department To Pull Out Of Contract Negotiations With The Union

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Minneapolis police department will withdraw from contract negotiations with the police union. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo called it the first step in the "transformational" reform of the force.

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Minneapolis Agrees To Ban Chokeholds And Neck Restraints By Police

Friday, June 05, 2020

The agreement between the city and state human rights authorities promises several reforms. It comes after the state opened a civil rights investigation into the city's police department.

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Emotional, Stirring Memorial Service Held For George Floyd In Minneapolis

Friday, June 05, 2020

Floyd, who was killed while being forcefully restrained by police, was remembered as a loving brother during a memorial service as civil rights leaders called his death a catalyst for change.

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