News and notes from around the interweb:
- The mobster charged in the 1978 Lufthansa heist at New York JFK which was known as “the largest cash robbery on US soil,” goes on trial today.
- I think this made my year: the pilots of All Nippon Airways Star Wars jets have lightsabers.
Photo credit: Michael @real_jetsetr
- United considers naming an interim CEO
- Because it would be difficult to do in the reverse order. United flight UA144 from Honolulu to Washington Dulles experienced mechanical issues and had to return to Hawaii on Saturday. Here is how it was covered in DC media:
- Former TSA agent charged with accepting payoffs to allow marijuana through an LAX checkpoint. He’s charged with 9 incidents of accepting at least $500 to facilitate marijuana through the checkpoint in 2009 and 2010 and this is happening now. Of the TSA shouldn’t be checking for marijuana in the first place, it should be checking for explosives and other guns. And that means not being distracted by even ‘noticing’ other illegal items in order to call other law enforcement. Either they are singularly focused on protected us, or they are a checkpoint for myriad other enforcement priorities. They cannot be both.
- Air France KLM threatening more layoffs in 2017 if unions don’t accept changes to work rules.
- The final US Airways flight US1939.