Federal Aviation Administration http://wfpl.org en FAA Seeks $4 Million From UPS Over Alleged Violations http://wfpl.org/post/faa-seeks-4-million-ups-over-alleged-violations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a $4 million penalty from UPS for not complying with federal safety rules.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:54:38 +0000 Gabe Bullard 5131 at http://wfpl.org FAA Seeks $4 Million From UPS Over Alleged Violations Rogers Blasts FAA Chief Over Airport Layoffs, Delays http://wfpl.org/post/rogers-blasts-faa-chief-over-airport-layoffs-delays <p></p><p>Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers is criticizing the head of the Federal Aviation Administration for the layoffs of air traffic controllers and flight delays at the nation’s airports.</p><p>The Somerset Republican told Michael Huerta at an appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington today that the furloughs took lawmakers by surprise.</p><p>Rogers says Congress never heard anything about the possibility from the FAA.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:31:35 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 5127 at http://wfpl.org Rogers Blasts FAA Chief Over Airport Layoffs, Delays Paul Proposes Bill Against Domestic Drone Surveillance http://wfpl.org/post/paul-proposes-bill-against-domestic-drone-surveillance <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., proposed legislation Tuesday that would forbid the federal government from using aerial drones to watch citizens without a warrant.</p><p>The bill is called the &quot;Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act&quot; and it is aimed at addressing <a href="http://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/domestic-drones">growing privacy concerns over drone use</a> in the country. Earlier this week, an <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/us-surevillance-drone-crashes-on-eastern-shore-navy-says/2012/06/11/gJQAjXBcVV_story.html">unmanned Navy surveillance drone crashed into Chesapeake Bay</a> and has raised several questions about its domestic usage.</p><p>Paul says the government should have restrictions to use drones on citizens, except to patrol national borders, when drones are needed to prevent &quot;imminent danger to life,&quot; or when there are risks of a terrorist attack.</p><p>&quot;Like other tools used to collect information in law enforcement, in order to use drones a warrant needs to be issued,&quot; he says. &quot;Americans going about their everyday lives should not be treated like criminals or terrorists and have their rights infringed upon by military tactics.&quot; Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:55:19 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 632 at http://wfpl.org Paul Proposes Bill Against Domestic Drone Surveillance