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Tens of thousands stranded as Qantas grounded

Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded around the world Sunday after Australian airline Qantas made a shock decision to ground its fleet indefinitely in a bid to end a bitter industrial dispute. Stunned flyers who had been booked on Qantas queued up at airports around the world to find…

Surprise gesture of support may revive Texas anti-TSA bill

Legislation that would prevent Transportation Security Administration employees from giving invasive pat-downs at Texas airports looked last week to be completely dead, but a letter of support from the state’s lieutenant governor could revive the effort. It all depends on whether Gov. Rick Perry (R) has the stomach for it. The bill,…