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January 19, 2013

Overstock CEO Arrested At Airport Carrying Loaded Gun

Patrick M. Byrne's Salt Lake City mugshot.

Patrick Michael Byrne, the often embattled CEO of Overstock.com, was arrested at Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday after TSA screeners discovered a loaded Glock pistol in his carry-on luggage. [KSL]



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FAA Proposes Rules For Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System Operations

At a press conference on Sunday, the FAA announced the long-awaited proposed rules for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Here's what drone operators can expect.
by Ben Granucci
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Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part Two)

Why can’t TSA exhibit common sense now and then? If we’re to believe that TSA screeners are well-trained professionals, why can't they handle an occasional judgment call?
by Patrick Smith
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Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part One)

In America and much of the world, security enhancements put in place following the catastrophe of September 11th, 2001, have been drastic and of two kinds: those practical and effective, and those irrational and pointless.
by Patrick Smith
 

 
 

Alaska Airlines Announces New Flights into Delta’s Hub

Alaska Airlines Group has announced an expansion of their service from Delta Air Lines' western hub to four west coast destinations.
by Douglas Wint
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UPDATED: Multiple People Shot at LAX Security Checkpoint

A person shot multiple people at LAX on Friday morning.
by NYCAviation Staff