News Alert: U.S. bans laptops, other devices from carry-on items on flights from 10 airports in Muslim-majority nations

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Fliers can still travel with these items, but they must be packed in their checked baggage. The ban, which begins today, will remain in place indefinitely, federal officials said.
The rules were prompted by “evaluated intelligence” that terrorists continue to target commercial aviation by “smuggling explosives in portable electronic devices,” U.S. officials said. The ban affects U.S.-bound flights on a range of airports from Morocco to the United Arab Emirates.
 
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U.S. bans laptops, other devices from carry-on items on flights from 10 airports in Muslim-majority nations
Fliers can still travel with these items, but they must be packed in their checked baggage. The ban, which begins today, will remain in place indefinitely, federal officials said.
The rules were prompted by “evaluated intelligence” that terrorists continue to target commercial aviation by “smuggling explosives in portable electronic devices,” U.S. officials said. The ban affects U.S.-bound flights on a range of airports from Morocco to the United Arab Emirates.
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