Joel Rose, NPR


A strained U.S. aviation system braces for a record-setting week of holiday travel

The annual rush of holiday travelers will test an aviation system straining to keep up with demand. But federal regulators say the system is ready.
an airplane

FBI: ‘I am not okay,’ off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot said before trying to turn off jet engines

The Horizon Air flight's crew said Joseph Emerson gave "zero indication of anything wrong" before reaching for the controls Sunday.
an unofficial U.S.-Canada border crossing

U.S. and Canada reach a deal on migrants at unofficial border crossings

The deal is the Biden administration's latest move to discourage migrants from crossing the border illegally in order to seek asylum.
Man in glove and face mask holds a vial.

A new coronavirus variant leads to global concern, travel bans and market jitters

Stock markets around the world tumbled on Friday after scientists in South Africa identified a new, fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus. While it's too soon to tell exactly how the variant functions, virologists are rushing to learn more.