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  • US agency says will delay planned closure of air traffic towers

    WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday that it will delay the planned closure of 149 air traffic control towers until June 15 in order to resolve multiple legal challenges.

    The closures, which were due to begin as early as Sunday, were one of the most visible signs of the broad "sequester" budget cuts that kicked in on March 1.

    Several airports that faced the loss of their federally funded air traffic controllers questioned whether the FAA had followed its own safety procedures.
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Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden

ADEN - Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. | Video