DETROIT (AP) - A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an international flight near Detroit on Christmas has fired his lawyers and suggested he wants to plead guilty to some charges.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds advised Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab not to get rid of his attorneys,... more »
A commercial plane carrying at least 47 people crashed shortly after takeoff Monday in eastern Venezuela, and an official said at least 23 people survived.
The ATR-42 turboprop from the government-run airline Conviasa crashed near Puerto Ordaz and about 6 miles after take-off from Ciudad Guayana, Transportation Minister Francisco... more »
The FBI says investigators have found no explosives aboard a Los Angeles-bound Thai Airways flight in which a bomb threat was found scrawled on a bathroom mirror.
An FBI spokeswoman says investigators did a thorough search of the plane Tuesday night and found no evidence to suggest a credible... more »
Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden issued a new audio message claiming responsibility for the Christmas day airliner bombing attempt in Detroit and vowed further attacks.
In a recording carried by the Al-Jazeera Arabic news channel, Bin Laden said attacks will never stop as long as America supports Israel and... more »
Counterterrorism officials have moved the names of dozens of people onto the terror watch list and the no-fly list after reviewing a massive government database of suspected terrorists. An intelligence official says the government scrubbed thousands of names in its database after an attempted bombing aboard a Detroit-found airliner on... more »
President Barack Obama gets a preliminary report today on the failed Christmas airliner attack and will likely meet with his national security team. Obama has demanded answers about why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented a Nigerian charged in the attack from getting on... more »
An airplane part fell from the sky and landed on the front lawn of a home on Long Island, New York. Authorities are looking into how it happened. Residents called police Thursday evening to report a suspicious object on the home's lawn in Roosevelt. Officers found a 3-foot-by-4-foot cone-shaped piece... more »
On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are moving to prohibit the use of computer laptops in airline cockpits. The idea is to prevent another incident like the one in which a Northwest Airlines plane overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles.
Sen. Byron Dorgan, the chairman of the aviation subcommittee, says his staff... more »