People gather on the entrance to Istanbul's Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey.
San Diego Airport workers took an unexpected detour Tuesday after a man commandeered a shuttle that runs between terminals and an off-site employee parking lot. The driver of the bus pulled over at a curbside pick-up area at San Diego International Airport's Terminal 2 and stepped off to hand off a piece of equipment to another shuttle driver that had pulled up behind him about 3:45 p.m., Harbor police said. The 46-year-old suspect from Arizona, who was already on the bus, got behind the wheel and drove off with eight airport employees on board, police said. The man headed eastbound on North Harbor Drive away from the airport, speeding and ignoring traffic signals, police said. When the shuttle reached a red light at Hawthorn Street, about 2 miles away from the airport, two passengers approached him.
Stocking up on supplies--water, batteries, food staples-- as tropical storm Gordon loomed over the Gulf, I was struck by a familiar sound in the sky as I loaded bags into my car: a bank of airliners forming a loose arc as they slanted down toward the airport, descending one at a time to land. While the city of New Orleans braced for the worst, life at the airport went on as usual. Gordon ended up missing us completely, having fizzled out after making landfall well east of the city. New Orleans is safe, for now, but hurricane season lingers on through November. And let's not even talk about 2019, when the storms could strengthen.