Japan PM concerned over China’s widening maritime activity as 3 Japanese freed return

Japan PM concerned over China’s maritime expansion

Indonesia’s president says it’s time to move the dirty, overcrowded capital Jakarta

Indonesia mulls moving its bursting capital

US officers take up posts at Paris airport to help screen America-bound passengers

US officers take up posts at Paris airport

Chastened by his fall, LA mayor peddles message favoring cyclists in nation’s car capital

Fall from bike spins LA mayor into cycle advocate

Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports 7 months after Christmas bombing attempt

Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports

Gov. Schwarzenegger apologizes for state decision to paint over flag mural near Calif. freeway

Governor apologizes for move to cover flag mural

Auto Alliance spent about $1.64 million on Washington lobbying in first quarter

Auto industry group spent $1.64M on 1Q lobbying

Official: Fla.-bound flight delayed in NY, inspected after man makes ‘comment about a bomb’

Man’s bomb comment delays Fla.-bound flight in NY

Arizona pulls plug on much-debated state highway speed enforcement camera program

Arizona to eliminate speed cameras on highways

Have questions about the new tarmac rule, set to start Thursday? Here are some answers

Questions and answers: the new tarmac delay rule

Thai security forces fire over and at protesters expanding demonstrations outside capital

Thai authorities fire at protesters near capital

Troops guard Bangkok elevated train stops after protesters overrun downtown station

Troops lock down elevated train stops in Bangkok

Thai king steers clear of intervening in political crisis in 1st remarks since protests began

Thai king refrains from intervening in crisis

Red X’s mark Atlanta-area trains, buses in multi-city protest against mass transit cuts

Red X’s mark Atlanta start to transit cut protests

US transportation chief helps break ground for Mississippi River span at St. Louis

Ground broken for Mississippi River bridge

British Airways crew launches 3-day strike, forcing airline to cancel thousands of flights

Thousands of BA flights canceled as crew on strike

Thai anti-government protesters begin march across capital to be followed by ‘blood-painting’

Thai protesters begin weekend march around capital

Gov’t says it cannot explain runaway Prius incident on California highway

Gov’t says it cannot explain runaway Prius

Inspectors can’t repeat runaway Prius’ stuck accelerator but opinions split on driver’s story

Views split on Calif runaway Prius driver’s story

Continental CEO says his airline will cancel flights before facing fines for delays

Continental CEO will cancel flights before fines

French environment minister hopes for breakthrough in air traffic controllers’ strike

French gov’t in talks with air traffic controllers

New Jersey-Bogota flight diverted to Florida after terror scare: case of mistaken identity

Plane diverted to Fla. in terror scare

WASHINGTON — A Continental Airlines jet flying from Newark, N.J., to Bogota was diverted to Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday over concerns a passenger was on the government’s watch list of suspected terrorists banned from commercial flights. It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.

Europe, Mideast protest tighter airline security in wake of Christmas bombing attempt

Europe, Mideast protest tighter airline security

Lebanon, Syria reject US air screening rules, brading them discriminatory

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan

Ecuador’s capital sets driving restrictions to keep 80,000 cars off road during rush hours

Ecuador to restrict number of cars in rush hour

Algerian government summons US ambassador to protest new airport security rules

Algeria summons US ambassador over security rules

Government says US airlines set records for on-time performance during November

Airlines set on-time records in November

DALLAS — The government says the nation’s airlines set records for arriving on time in November.

Lawsuit claims Illinois transit funding is unfair to blacks, Hispanics in Chicago area

Suit: Ill. transit funding violates civil rights

EU nations divided over use of body scanners at European airports; UK and the Dutch in favor

EU nations divided on use of airport body scanners

EU members states divided over use of body scanners at European airports

EU members divided on use of airport body scanners

NJ senators call for improved security, training at Newark airport in wake of breach

NJ senators call for improved security at airport

Obama says intelligence ‘dots’ not connected in airline attack, he won’t tolerate lapses

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Blizzard-like storm cripples travel, shopping from Mid-Atlantic to Northeast

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Emergency declarations issued, people stock up as heavy snow bears down on mid-Atlantic

Storm warnings as snow bears down on mid-Atlantic

Cargo ship carrying dozens of crew members sinks off Lebanese coast in stormy weather

Cargo ship carrying dozens sinks off Lebanon

Relatives of missing Dominican workers demand government solve mystery of vanished plane

Dominicans demand government solve plane mystery

Coast Guard crash report says slack cable triggered events leading to mishap

Coast Guard: Slack cable caused chopper crash

Antarctic nations considering new controls on ships amid tourism explosion

Antarctic nations consider new controls on ships

Fla. sheriff’s office: 911 call came from Tiger Woods’ house; adult was taken to the hospital

Sheriff’s office: 911 call came from Woods’ house

Fierce snowstorm hits West; Midwest braces for blizzard conditions

Fierce snowstorm knocks out power in West

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A howling winter storm barreled through the West, hitting the mountain states with snow and fierce winds as it headed toward the country’s midsection on Tuesday.

Heavy snow, high winds hit the West, causing road and school closures

Powerful snowstorm moves through the West

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Stormy winter weather blamed for road closures and dozens of auto accidents is barreling through the West and stretching farther east, with parts of Iowa and Minnesota bracing for the prospect of high winds and blizzard conditions.

LaHood to tell Congress federal government needs to oversee safety of subways, transit trains

Feds ask for power to oversee rail transit safety

Winter storm sweeps across West with heavy snow, strong winds creating havoc on roads

Powerful snowstorm sweeps across West

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A large and powerful storm howled across the West with snow and strong winds Monday, snarling traffic, closing schools and threatening to spawn mudslides in wildfire-devastated Southern California.

US troops who have died while serving in Iraq and Kuwait

US troops killed in Iraq and Kuwait

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Timeline of public access to the White House and its security

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