Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula trained in the desert but was planning on blowing up a U.S.-bound jet. However, the plot was undone by a man they thought was one of their own, CBS News has learned.
“We cannot afford to sit back and wait for a catastrophe to occur before cutting through bureaucratic red tape between federal agencies,” U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.
Two people escaped injury when their small plane crashed at a northern New Jersey airport.
Amtrak officials said flooding had receded, repairs were made and service would resume Wednesday morning.
Airlines are scrapping more than 9,000 flights this weekend from North Carolina to Boston, grounding passengers as Irene sweeps up the East Coast. There were more than 3,600 cancellations on Saturday alone.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the man ran toward the fuel farm when the patrols approached. He was caught near a boat dock and never entered the restricted area.
State police Capt. Joseph Tripodo said investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were inspecting the wreckage Tuesday in Orange County.
The agency operates the major airports in the New York metropolitan area, along with four bridges, two tunnels, the PATH rail system and shipping ports.
Spirits are flying high at LaGuardia Airport after the opening of the new air traffic control tower. The $100 million tower opened this week and so far controllers are giving two thumbs up.
Prosecutors say a Queens man who told airport customs inspectors he was carrying a “cooked rabbit” in his luggage actually had three bricks of cocaine.
Passengers at Newark Liberty Airport had to hunt through rows of suitcases Thursday in search of their lost luggage.
With the Thanksgiving holiday just days away, travelers are dreading not just the long lines, but the pat-downs some say are way too intrusive.
Intelligence on threats from inside Yemen against a Jewish center in Chicago had authorities on high alert Thursday night into Friday when a quick chain of events sent them scrambling.
Air travelers passing through Newark Liberty International Airport will soon feel a little more exposed.
Full-body scanners have not yet been installed at New York City area airports.