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Iraq PM seeks US expertise in rebuilding work

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told visiting US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Saturday that Baghdad wants American companies to work on reconstruction projects in Iraq, the premier’s office said. “Iraq is planning to improve roads, seaports and airports, and make use of the experience by American companies…

Seattle restaurant puts TSA workers on no-eat list

A restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is so tired of the way the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been treating their customers that they’ve actually banned agents from eating at the establishment. KC McLawson, a worker at the restaurant, told journalist Christopher Elliott exactly how far her boss had taken…

U.S. fines Delta Air $2 million over disabilities rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Transportation fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for violating federal rules on passengers with disabilities, it said on Thursday. The fine is the largest ever imposed against an airline in a non-safety related case. The agency said it had found many violations of…

Would Clinton submit to a pat-down? ‘Not if I could avoid it’

Count Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as another traveler who is not a fan of the new security procedures at airports. CBS’ Bob Schieffer asked Clinton Sunday if she would submit to a pat-down by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent. “Not if I could avoid it,” she replied. “No.…

State employee investigated over ‘inappropriate’ Obama-Palin image

A Colorado Department of Transportation employee is under investigation for e-mailing an image of President Obama polishing former lawmaker Sarah Palin’s shoes. The individual, who was not named, faces disciplinary action up to and including being fired. The image was forwarded to four people, at least one of whom was…

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