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The 'Most Miserable' Airport in America Has Been Named

Steer clear of Newark International

(Newser) - If you have to fly this summer, a new ranking suggests you might want to steer clear of Newark International Airport. The New Jersey airport has been named the most miserable in the country by MilesCards.com , which has ranked the 50 busiest US airports since 2010, focusing on things... More »

Quarantined Nurse: NJ Treated Me Like a 'Criminal'

Kaci Hickox put through wringer, despite testing negative for Ebola

(Newser) - Kaci Hickox had "spent a month watching children die, alone," in Sierra Leone, where the 33-year-old nurse was working with Ebola patients with Doctors Without Borders. On Friday, she flew into New Jersey's Newark airport—and straight into a bureaucratic quagmire that underscores the nation's struggle... More »

Newark Planes Came Within 'Hair's Breadth' of Collision

One was taking off as the other was landing

(Newser) - Last month, two planes came within yards of a collision at Newark Liberty International Airport, the NTSB has revealed. United Express Flight 4100 was cleared for takeoff on April 24—but as the Embraer ERJ-145 was taking off, a Boeing 737 was landing on an intersecting runway, CNN reports. The... More »

Plane Blows Tires, Veers Off Runway

No one injured in that Newark incident

(Newser) - A United Express plane from western New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark and veered off a runway last night, authorities say. A Port Authority spokesperson says Flight 4480 from Rochester was landing in New Jersey when several rear tires blew. He tells the Star-Ledger that the... More »

Blind Chinese Activist Lands in the US

Chen Guangcheng arrives with family in Newark

(Newser) - The blind legal activist who suddenly left China after years of prison and house arrest has landed safely in the United States, the AP reports. Chen Guangcheng's wife and two children accompanied him today at Newark Liberty International Airport near New York City. A few hours ago, Chinese officials... More »

Chicago-Bound Bombs Trigger Security Alerts

They're found in Dubai and England, prompt plane searches in US

(Newser) - Authorities in Dubai and England intercepted apparent mail bombs addressed to Chicago-area Jewish institutions, triggering a worldwide terror alert. Both were found aboard cargo planes, and both were mailed from Yemen. As a result of those scares, cargo planes at airports in the US, including Newark and Philadelphia, also were... More »

Newark Airport Suspect Called Harmless 'Romantic'

He faces trespassing charges and $500 fine after slipping security

(Newser) - Friends described the Chinese man charged with breaching security at Newark Liberty International Airport as a romantic who just wanted to see his girlfriend off properly. Speaking outside Haisong Jiang's home near Rutgers University, Ning Huang said he's known the 28-year-old for several years and called him "a very... More »

Cops Arrest Man Behind Newark Security Snafu

No word on identity of person who shut down terminal for hours

(Newser) - Authorities tonight arrested the man who slipped through security Sunday at Newark airport, identifying him as 28-year-old New Jersey resident Haisong Jiang. His move shut down the terminal for hours as security forces searched for him. Jiang—taken into custody at his Piscataway home, the AP reports—was seen kissing... More »

Newark TSA Guard Briefly Stopped Intruder

Tape comes from Continental; airport cams were down

(Newser) - The Newark TSA agent who allowed an unidentified man to enter the secure zone through an exit, setting off an hours-long alert, had stopped the interloper just minutes before and was chatting on his phone when the man breached security. The man kissed a departing traveler goodbye and then went... More »

Security Scare Closes Newark Airport Terminal

Screening resumes, but man who entered through exit still at large

(Newser) - A Newark Liberty Airport terminal has reopened after a man used a screening exit to enter the facility, setting off a massive manhunt and lockdown. The man had not been located as of around midnight ET. Screening of passengers in Terminal C, which mostly handles Continental traffic, resumed at 10:... More »

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