U.S. continues stockpiling bunker-buster bombs to rattle Iranians

The Boeing-made bunker-busting bombs are America’s most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal.

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Criticism grows in search for missing Malaysia Flight 370

Some critics say that the company hired to search for the plane could have easily missed the wreckage because they say its search ships are misusing sonar devices called “towfish” that are dragged above a ragged seabed that averages a depth of 13,000 feet.

U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights...

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235...

U.S. investigates airlines for possible collusion to keep fares up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new...

Ex-Im Bank can’t back new U.S. exports as charter lapses

U.S. exporters including Boeing and General Electric won’t be able to obtain new financing for overseas deals from the U.S. Export-Import Bank starting Wednesday. Boeing is prepared to offer some short-term financing in hopes the bank is revived when Congress reconvenes.