EgyptAir Flight 804 Vanishes Off Radar With 66 People Aboard:

EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished off radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, an airline official said Thursday.

The plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it disappeared with 56 passengers and 10 crew members, the airline tweeted.
Dozens of somber family members gathered at the Cairo international airport, seeking word on their loved ones. Buses ferried them to a special hall, where doctors and translators awaited.
The Egyptian navy is conducting search and rescue operations with help from Greek authorities.

U.S. Summer Air Travel: Get Ready To Wait:

Think U.S. security lines are bad now?

Wait until everyone starts taking summer vacations.

More than 231 million passengers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines this summer, including more than 30 million travelers on international flights, according to a report from Airlines for America, a U.S. airline trade group, released Wednesday.
That’s a 4% increase from last summer’s all-time high of 222 million passengers.
That could translate into hours-long security wait times getting even longer at the nation’s airports, and even more travelers missing their scheduled flights.
Thousands have already missed their flights.

Photo Of Charlotte Police Officer Consoling Teen Goes Viral:

here’s little doubt a scene like this is repeated multiple times a day all across America. But it’s rarely captured on film.

That’s probably the reason why a photo of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Tim Purdy talking things out with a potentially suicidal teen with autism has wracked up thousands of shares online.
The incident happened last week in North Carolina. The teen had wandered away from his high school campus.
Purdy knew the teen had a history of violent behavior.
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