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JKF airport halts flights after plane skids into snowbank

A plane skidded into a snowbank on Sunday in freezing conditions at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, which temporarily ceased operations because of the icy conditions, officials said. The airport was closed at 8:32 am (1332 GMT) after a Delta Airlines jet from Toronto slid into snow on a…

U.S. hikers arrive home after two-year Iran ordeal

Two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years arrived back in the United States Sunday after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid $1 million bail for their release from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. “They landed two seconds ago,” Samantha Topping, a spokeswoman for the hikers’ families, told…

Times Square suspect due in court after top lawyer objects

The chief suspect in the attempted Times Square car bombing was to appear Tuesday in federal court in New York for the first time since his arrest two weeks ago, officials said. Faisal Shahzad “is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court at an undetermined time later today,” the US…

JFK passenger detained in Egypt had ‘undeclared’ guns in checked luggage

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities detained a passenger arriving from New York’s JFK airport Wednesday with handguns, ammunition and knives in his bag, but US officials said there had been no security lapse. Mohamed Ibrahim Marei, a US university professor of Egyptian origin, arrived on EgyptAir flight 986 from John F.…

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