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News from February 10, 2014

February 10

Aviation safety: Wrong airport, no happy landing

On at least 150 flights, the pilots either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and pulled up.

February 10

Growing turbulence for the private aviation industry

Critics say federal regulators have built a complex maze of red tape and bureaucratic hurdles that deter pilots from obtaining and renewing their licenses, which hurts small businesses and the broader aviation industry.

February 11

Cumberland County Civic Center renovations provide newer, bigger, more Video clip included

After 15 months of work, the civic center will reopen this weekend to host a home and garden show.

February 10

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg biggest giver in 2013

The amount of money coming from living donors 'is a sure sign that the economy is getting better and people are getting a lot less cautious,' says the editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

February 11


February 10

Experts predict wave of serious cybercrime

The nation’s antiquated payment systems and traditional defenses are vulnerable to attack.