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  • Regulators announced longer mandatory rest periods for U.S. air-traffic controllers, in an effort to counter fatigue problems.

    U.S. Drones Go to Libya; Phones Track Users

  • European Pressphoto Agency AIR-TRAFFIC controllers work in the new air-traffic control tower at La Guardia Airport in Queens, N.Y., in January.

    Asleep in the Tower

  • The union representing the nation's 15,000 air-traffic controllers launched a campaign Friday seeking federal approval for some of its members to take naps during breaks, potentially setting up a clash with senior Obama administration transportation officials who oppose such a move.

    Air Controllers Press for Break-Time Naps

  • The online buzz about air-traffic controllers dozing on the job.

    Asleep in the Tower

  • Troops would be among those retained in a shutdown, along with air-traffic controllers, postal carriers and anyone deemed "essential" under rules issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget.

    As clock ticks, tension rises over a federal shutdown

  • About 1.9 million employees continued to work, including air-traffic controllers, CIA, FBI and border agents, health care workers and prison guards, and those who process benefit payments.

    As clock ticks, tension rises over a federal shutdown

  • Labor experts say the Wisconsin fight could have an impact on unions at least as lasting as President Reagan's firing in 1981 of 11,000 striking air-traffic controllers.

    It's Crunch Time for Organized Labor

  • Labor unions are facing the most direct challenge to their political and financial clout since Ronald Reagan broke the air-traffic controllers union 30 years ago.

    It's Crunch Time for Organized Labor

  • A report released last year by European air-traffic control officials cited runway excursions as "the most common type of accident reported annually" in the region and around the world, with landing overruns accounting for some 77% of all such accidents in that category.

    Guyana Crash Adds to Runway-Safety Worries

  • Many people think I'm crazy for not having sex, says Jon Haron, 21, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., a part-time college student studying aviation technology and air-traffic control.

    More college 'hookups,' but more virgins, too


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