LAX Tests Facial Recognition to Speed Passenger Check-in

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is starting to use commercially available facile recognition software to confirm the identity of international travelers and drastically speed up the check-in process.

LAX (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

Boom in SoCal Wholesale Sector Jobs May be Ending

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) has warned in a new report that jobs from the Southern California’s $1.5 trillion wholesale sector, which account for 8.3 percent of the GDP of the United States, could be at risk due to slowing Asian trade and the rapid introduction of autonomous big-rig trucks.

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Smaller Protests Greet Trump’s New Executive Order

Protests at several California airports greeted President Donald Trump’s new executive order suspending travel from terror-prone countries on Monday, but they were smaller and less vociferous than in January, according to multiple news reports.

Executive order protest (Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty)

Radicals Besiege Feinstein Home to Urge Rejection of Trump Cabinet

Approximately 200 radical leftists protested and picketed outside of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)’s Pacific Heights mansion in San Franisco on Sunday to oppose what they have labeled as her “pro-Trump voting record” because she voted in favor of confirming a few of the president’s Cabinet picks.


Anti-Trump Protests Block Airports, Frustrate Travelers

Protests against President Donald Trump and his executive order restricting travel from several terror-prone countries continued Sunday evening at several West Coast airports, blocking traffic and causing some travelers to miss their flights.

Anti-Trump airport protest (Joshua Lott / AFP / Getty)

SFO, LAX Lead Nationwide Protests of Trump Executive Order

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning entry to nationals from terror-prone countries. Though the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) helped

SFO executive order protest (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Los Angeles Mayor Tries to Defend LAX from Donald Trump

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is defending Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, from criticisms by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during Monday night’s first presidential debate.

LAX (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

State Department Spox: We’re Not ‘Lax’ with Information, No Comment on FBI’s ‘Extremely Careless’ Clinton Conclusions

The State Department continues to hold off on administrative evaluation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of sensitive information. During a Tuesday press conference, Spokesman John Kirby repeatedly asserted that the department is not “lax” with classified information but would not weigh in on the FBI’s determination that “there is evidence of potential violations” by Clinton.

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Pro-ISIS Group Threatens LAX, JFK, Heathrow

Terrorist threats against several airports — Los Angeles International Airport, London’s Heathrow and New York’s JFK — were posted to what has been identified as a pro-Islamic State Twitter account ahead of what is supposed to be a record-breaking fourth of July weekend for travel out of LAX.

LAX (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

Flight Attendant Flees Security Screening, Leaves Behind 70 Pounds of Cocaine

A JetBlue flight attendant traveling from Los Angeles International Airport last week fled after being subjected to a random security screening, allegedly leaving behind two carry-on suitcases with nearly 70 pounds of cocaine — and her designer shoes. Federal authorities are still

JetBlue (Stephan Savoia / Associated Press)

Watch: Passengers Aboard Plane Headed to LAX Fight at 35,000 Feet

You may have heard of the fight-or-flight response, but how about the fight-on-flight response? According to a report by KDVR, passengers aboard a flight headed from Baltimore, MD to Los Angeles, CA got into a brawl; all captured by another passenger

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Trouble Brews as Taxis Confront Uber at LAX

On Thursday, Uber started transporting passengers from LAX, cutting into taxi drivers’ opportunities and prompting taxi drivers to slam the ride-sharing company for lax security procedures.


LAX Charter Flights to Cuba Take Off

On Saturday, the first flights from the West Coast to Havana, Cuba, were initiated, although must tourists are still banned from visiting Cuba.

Cubana airlines (Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP / Getty)

Feds Deny Mistaking K-Pop Girl Band for Prostitutes

A South Korean girl band made waves this week when its management team said band members were detained and denied entry at Los Angeles International Airport because authorities believed they were prostitutes — but a federal official has since denied the claims, saying the group did not possess the proper visas to enter the United States.


Beagle Brigade Sniffs out Bio-Terrorism at LAX

Those who aim to smuggle bio-terror threats, contraband, money, or other forbidden items through LAX International Airport have to circumvent one team of heroic dogs: the Beagle Brigade K-9 team.


Illegal Chinese Pork in Baby Formula Caught in Customs

On November 13, a traveler from China en route to the United States was caught at U.S. Customs preclearance with an illegal pork product hidden inside baby formula and milk powder containers.


LAX Departure Tax to Pay for Ritzy Limousine Liberal Lounge

The Board of the Los Angeles Airport Commission voted unanimously to build at taxpayers’ cost a ritzy private lounge to cater to the whims of uber-wealthy Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, diplomats and politicians seeking to avoid mixing with taxpayers.

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Customs Seizes, Destroys 450 Illegal Pork Tamales

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized and destroyed 450 illegal pork tamales from an airline passenger arriving at LAX from Mexico on November 2. The passenger was also caught lying about the contents of his luggage.

Pork Tamales seized (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Unauthorized Person on Jet Bridge at LAX

At approximately 6 a.m. Thursday morning, an unauthorized person evaded customary security and was spotted on a jet bridge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).


Missile over SoCal; Military Diverts Flights to LAX

The U.S. Navy fired a test missile over Southern California on Saturday night, startling millions of residents for hundreds of miles, as a military exercise also diverted the path of flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

UFO (Dan Dobi / Twitter)

LAX Allows Uber, Lyft to Pick Passengers up from Airport

On Thursday, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Board of Commissioners finally granted Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services the green light to pick up passengers, making LAX the the second-busiest and largest U.S. airport to do so

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