Latest from Lori Aratani

CDC says masks not required outdoors at airports, train stations for fully vaccinated people

Individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear masks when indoors and on all modes of transportation, said the CDC.
  • Jun 11, 2021

D.C. DMV extends deadline for renewing expired licenses, ID cards

Those who need in-person appointments to renew their expired driver's licenses or identification cards will now have until Sept. 9 to do so.
  • Jun 10, 2021

White House ‘expert’ groups will look at easing international travel restrictions

Despite travel industry pressure, the announcement signals that the White House is taking a cautious approach to lifting international restrictions.
  • Jun 8, 2021

New York to London in 3.5 hours? United Airlines to buy 15 ultra-fast planes from start-up Boom Supersonic.

Boom's Overture planes, which have yet to be built and certified, would fly at twice the speed of some of today's fastest jets.
  • Jun 3, 2021

Border Patrol seizes $19,000 worth of blank firing pistols from Turkey at Dulles International Airport

The seized pistols were headed to an address in Bensalem, Pa.
  • Jun 2, 2021

Virginia man dies of an apparent drowning in North Carolina

Family members said ocean conditions were rough around the time of the incident.
  • May 31, 2021

Colonial hack exposed government’s light-touch oversight of pipeline cybersecurity

The TSA is reversing its hands-off approach to overseeing pipeline cybersecurity in the wake of the devastating ransomware attack on critical U.S. infrastructure.
  • May 30, 2021

DHS to issue first cybersecurity regulations for pipelines after Colonial hack

Federal officials will replace voluntary cybersecurity guidance for the pipeline industry with mandatory regulations following a devastating cyberattack on the Colonial pipeline earlier this month.
  • May 25, 2021

Passenger who had to be handcuffed during a Seattle flight now faces a $52,500 fine

Yelling, hitting, screaming, refusing to sit down — four more passengers face tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the FAA, which has been cracking down on bad behavior on airplanes.
  • May 17, 2021

Delta Air Lines says new employees must be vaccinated for the coronavirus

Delta’s announcement comes as travel continues to ramp up with the TSA reporting that it screened a record number of people recently.
  • May 14, 2021