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Dangerous runways at O'Hare? Some doubt city's claims

Chicago aviation authorities have failed to produce convincing evidence that keeping open all the diagonal runways at O'Hare International Airport would increase the risk of planes colliding, residents protesting the city's new noise-mitigation proposals said Friday.

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  • Book review: 'The Monopolists' strikes while the irony's hot

    Book review: 'The Monopolists' strikes while the irony's hot

    Mary Pilon tries to sort out the game's murky history, but the result is a lopsided story. For those looking for a complete history about "Monopoly," you'll be left wanting more.

  • Book review: 'Go Set a Watchman' pricks at the literary conscience

    Book review: 'Go Set a Watchman' pricks at the literary conscience

    Whether you consider "Watchman" a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird" or its first draft, its events chronologically take place after "Mockingbird," and they add dimension, depth and a necessary disillusionment to a story that long has been part of American literary (and cinematic) canon.

  • Court: Airlines get leeway when someone references a bomb

    Court: Airlines get leeway when someone references a bomb

    Airline employees cannot be held liable if they misinterpret a passenger's reference to a bomb as a threat when they report it to security authorities as long as their statements are not false on key facts, an appeals court said Thursday.

  • Customs agents find destructive beetle in baggage at O'Hare

    Customs agents find destructive beetle in baggage at O'Hare

    Federal inspectors found some unwanted visitors in baggage at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport — the destructive Khapra beetle.

  • J.K. Rowling needs to put up or shut up

    J.K. Rowling needs to put up or shut up

    As a kid who had grown up a little too obsessed with "Harry Potter," I was heartbroken when the seventh and final book of the series hit shelves eight years ago. Being that I was 16, I was a little moody about the whole thing, but my dad took one look at me and rolled his eyes.

  • O'Hare's cheapest parking lot set to close

    O'Hare's cheapest parking lot set to close

    The entrance to the parking lot offering the lowest rates at O'Hare International Airport will close Wednesday to make room for construction of a rental car facility and public parking garage, city aviation officials said Monday.

  • Glitches freeze United Airlines, NYSE temporarily on Wednesday

    Glitches freeze United Airlines, NYSE temporarily on Wednesday

    Several high-profile technology glitches disrupted American business on Wednesday, when the New York Stock Exchange went down, shortly after a United Airlines computer hiccup grounded flights worldwide — and business types couldn’t read about those events in The Wall Street Journal for a while...

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