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July 15, 2013 | By Jim Heintz, Associated Press
MOSCOW - Russian immigration officials said Saturday they had not received an application from Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker who wants asylum in Russia. Snowden came to Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport on June 23 from Hong Kong, apparently intending to board a flight to Cuba. But he did not get on that flight and is believed to have spent the last three weeks marooned in the airport's transit zone. On Friday, he met with human-rights activists there and said he would seek Russian asylum, at least as a temporary measure before going to Venezuela, Bolivia, or Nicaragua, all of which have offered him asylum.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MAYBE Giants linebacker Dan Connor has an explanation for allegedly packing a switchblade in his carry-on at the Philadelphia International Airport. But as of last night, Connor, 27, hadn't commented on his Saturday morning arrest. He was was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and released on his own recognizance. Yesterday, a police spokeswoman said security discovered the knife as his luggage went through an X-ray machine. Everyone knows you can't take a weapon into an airport, so it's perplexing that Connor would even try such a dumb thing.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
Police say girl may still be alive LONDON - Police say they have launched a full inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and want to trace 38 "persons of interest" in the case. Detectives say it is possible that the girl, who vanished from a Portuguese holiday resort six years ago, is still alive. Scotland Yard said Thursday that 12 of the individuals of interest are British, and the rest from a variety of European countries. The force says it is working with governments across the continent to find out more.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 200 years of Philadelphia literary greats were at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday. On the walls of the international Terminal A-East. The exhibit, "Philadelphia's Literary Legacy," will display for one year the photographs, book covers, and biographies of 50 authors, playwrights, and poets from the time of the Declaration of Independence to the present day. It may be the only place where Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine will rub shoulders with Louisa May Alcott, Pearl S. Buck, Lorene Cary, Robert Crumb, W.E.B.
NEWS
June 28, 2013 | By Maria Danilova and Sean Yoong, Associated Press
MOSCOW - Moscow's main airport swarmed with media from around the globe Wednesday, but the man they were looking for - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden - was nowhere to be seen. The mystery of the former spy's whereabouts only deepened a day after President Vladimir Putin said Snowden was in the transit area of Sheremetyevo Airport. In the airport were ordinary scenes of duty-free shopping, snoozing travelers, and tourists sipping coffee, but no trace of America's most famous fugitive.
NEWS
June 26, 2013 | Associated Press
MOSCOW - Yes, he's at a Moscow airport, and no, you can't have him. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the first official acknowledgment of the whereabouts of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday and promptly rejected U.S. pleas to turn him over. Snowden, who is charged with violating American espionage laws, fled Hong Kong over the weekend, touching off a global guessing game over where he went and frustrating U.S. efforts to bring him to justice. Putin said Snowden was in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo Airport and has not passed through Russian immigration, meaning he technically was not in Russia and thus was free to travel wherever he wanted.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
It used to be you'd circle the airport loop, get chased away from baggage claim by police, or park precariously on the shoulder of ramps and roadways including I-95 and Route 291. That was before Philadelphia International Airport opened a convenient 150-space cellphone waiting lot in December 2009 on airport property - just one minute from the terminals. Great. Terrific. Handy. Easy to find. And, best of all, free. Drivers interviewed among the 80 to 100 cars streaming into the lot Wednesday afternoon were enthusiastic.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is selling its trio of hotels near Philadelphia International Airport. The complex has the 251-room Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport Hotel, the 177-room Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport, and the Aloft Philadelphia Airport with 136 rooms - 564 rooms in all. Simon Turner, president of global development for Starwood, said Friday: "Starwood continues its systematic pursuit of an asset-light strategy...
BUSINESS
June 13, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city Law Department says the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter does not allow City Council to enforce minimum "living wage" requirements on Philadelphia International Airport subcontractors - only on businesses with direct city contracts. Councilman W. Wilson Goode Jr. said Tuesday he would introduce a charter-change amendment in Council on Thursday to clarify and extend the city's wage and benefits standard to employees of city subcontractors. The provision would enable Council to "require those who contract with the city or are recipients of city financial assistance to pass along the requirements of such an ordinance to subcontractors (at any tier)
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