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Committee to mark up bill to ban in-flight cell phone calls

The House Transportation Committee is scheduled Tuesday to mark up a bill that would ban cellphone calls during flights.

The bill is sponsored by the panel's chairman, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.).

The measure gained momentum in the fall after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to lift its decades-old ban on in-air cell phone use are ruling that the technology has improved enough to avoid interference with phone systems on the ground.

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FAA fines Amazon for alleged shipping violation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is fining Amazon’s fulfillment center for allegedly violating its regulations for shipping hazardous materials, the agency announced on Friday.

The FAA is issuing a $78,000 fine to Amazon for failing to properly identify a package of gloss enamel paint that was shipped on a FedEx airplane in August 2013.

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