Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Wednesday a bulked-up version of the “Passenger Bill of Rights” for consumers traveling by air. The new set of protections is built on the first version that came out in 2009 and on flyers’ concerns since then. Last winter, a blizzard left thousands of passengers stranded on the tarmac at JFK International Airport in New York, some for up to 10 hours, prompting the Department of Transportation to bar domestic flights from lengthy delays on the tarmac.
The 1,933-mile barrier cuts through towns, rivers and desolate terrain and across California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Here's a look at how the US-Mexico border looks before the construction of the wall begins:
A UK right wing lawmaker who wound up sprawled unconscious on the floor of the European Parliament after announcing his intention to run for his party's leadership has resigned. "It is with deep sorrow and regret that I am aborting my leadership campaign and announcing my resignation from UKIP with immediate effect," UKIP's Steven Woolfe said in a statement posted Monday on his website.