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Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Police Taser Man Trying To Run Into Terminal 6 Past Security Officers

Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:57 am

A man pushed his way past security officers at Los Angeles International Airport and ran into a terminal on Wednesday but was subdued by police with a Taser.

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Delta Flight Returns To LAX For Emergency Landing After Mechanical Problems

Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:09 am

Mechanical problems today forced a Delta Airlines headed to Atlanta from the Los Angeles International Airport to return back and make a successful emergency landing.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Traffic, Lax

Street Resurfacing Shuts Down Streets Near LAX

Posted May. 16, 2015, 10:45 am

Street resurfacing work will shut down some streets near Los Angeles International Airport this weekend, authorities said.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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Jetliner Makes Monday Morning Emergency Landing At LAX

Posted May. 11, 2015, 9:41 am

A jetliner made an emergency landing today at Los Angeles International Airport with a landing gear problem, and no one was hurt, authorities said.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Courts, Police Department, Lax

Man Charged With Smuggling Endangered Butterflies Through LAX

Posted May. 3, 2015, 7:58 am

A man who was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with more than 1,000 dried insects in his luggage -- including 150 endangered butterflies -- was expected to plead not guilty Monday to federal charges.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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Random LAX Vehicle Checkpoint Turns Up 9mm Handgun, Ammo Magazines

Posted Apr. 22, 2015, 9:22 am

A 9mm handgun and two, 10-round loaded ammunition magazines were discovered in a vehicle at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday during a random vehicle checkpoint stop, authorities said.

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Defense In LAX Shooter Case Will Argue Death Penalty 'Unconstitutional'

Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 3:51 pm

Attorneys for the suspect charged in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport plan to argue the government should be prohibited from seeking a death sentence on the grounds that it is "unconstitutional," according to court documents obtained today.

Senator Bernie Sanders.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Politics, Lax

Sen. Bernie Sanders To Speak At Marianne Williamson's Sister Giant Conference

Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 9:10 am

Former 33rd Congressional District candidate Marianne Williamson will host the third Sister Giant conference on the weekend of March 28-29, at the Councourse Hotel at LAX.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Police Department, Lax

LAX Police Pursue Man In Short Vehicle Pursuit, Make Arrest

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 8:47 am

A man who appeared to be trying to kill himself at a Los Angeles International Airport cargo terminal on Monday was chased in his car by police into the central terminal area and taken into custody.

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LAX Murder Defendant Appears In Court

Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 9:26 am

Attorneys for the 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport raised the specter of a mental health defense for the first time today in court, indicating that such an argument may be used in their attempt to save their client from the death penalty.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Lax

LAX Officials: Record 70.6 Million Travelers Passed Through Airport In 2014

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:08 am

A record 70.6 million travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, with the total passenger volume increasing 6 percent from the previous year.

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Northeast Blizzard Forces 106 Flight Cancellations At LAX

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:02 am

The blizzard in the Northeast led to 106 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport this morning, authorities said.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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Northeast Blizzard Leads To 73 LAX Flight Cancellations

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:14 am

A blizzard warning in the Northeast today has led to 73 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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Airport Union Accuses LAPD Of Improper Sting On LAX Luggage Handlers

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:27 am

The airport police officers union on Friday accused commanding officers and the Los Angeles Police Department of initiating an improper sting on luggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport, and called on the LAPD's watchdog to investigate.

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LAX Neighbors Can Take Advantage Of $40 Million Home Soundproofing Subsidies

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

More than $40 million in subsidies are available for Inglewood residents near Los Angeles International Airport who want to soundproof their homes, city officials and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, said Thursday.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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Man Pleads Guilty In Los Angeles To Bilking Airlines

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:57 am

A man who pretended to be a flight crew member in order to get free or low-cost flights in and out of Los Angeles County airports, which he would then sell to "clients" who would pay up to $2,000 for a year of flying, pleaded guilty today to a federal wire fraud offense.

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Century Boulevard Near LAX To Be Closed For Five Nights Starting Today

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:06 am

Motorists heading for Los Angeles International Airport during nighttime hours may want to plan ahead this week, when a stretch of westbound Century Boulevard is scheduled to be closed for five nights, starting tonight.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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Man Gets Prison In LAX Drug Smuggling Conspiracy Case

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:46 am

A Torrance man was sentenced on Thursday to three months in federal prison for participating in a smuggling scheme in which backpacks of drugs were carried through an employee entrance at Los Angeles International Airport and onto eastbound flights.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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Delta Jetliner Safely Returns To LAX After In-Flight Problems

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 11:22 am

A Delta jetliner whose pilot reported in-flight problems on its way to Minneapolis safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport today about an hour after takeoff.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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LAX Jumps To Second Most Busiest Airport In The Nation During 2014

Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 11:19 am

Touting the region's burgeoning tourism industry, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that about 70.7 million passengers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, making it the nation's second-busiest airport.

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2016 Trial Likely For LAX Murder Spree Defendant

Posted Jan. 5, 2015, 9:19 am

Federal prosecutors are expected in court today to discuss their plan to seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport.

Los Angeles International Airport.

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$25 Million LAX Wrongful Death Lawsuit To Be Tried In Federal Court

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

A $25 million wrongful death lawsuit brought by the widow of a Transportation Security Administration officer who died in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport will be tried in federal court, according to papers obtained today.

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Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In LAX Murder Case

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

Federal prosecutors announced today they will seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angele...

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Lax

LAX Travel To Take Off With Busiest Days Of The Year Today, Tomorrow

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 8:48 am

Today and tomorrow are expected to be two of the busiest days of the holiday travel season at Los Angeles International Airport, so travelers should pack some patience along with their luggage.

News, Los Angeles, Lax

11-Gate, Mid-Airfield Concourse To Be Built At LAX

Posted Dec. 20, 2014, 9:16 am

Los Angeles airport commissioners signed off on a $961 million contract to design and build an 11-gate, mid-airfield concourse at Los Angeles International Airport, officials announced Friday.

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