FAA recalls airline inspectors put on leave by shutdown
The Federal Aviation Administration is recalling some of its furloughed safety inspectors.
All 3,000 of the FAA’s aviation-safety inspectors, who oversee airlines, maintenance shops and aircraft manufacturers, were placed on unpaid leave. All of them should be returned to work, Mike Perrone, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union, said in an e-mail statement.
“Sidelining aviation safety inspectors, who are crucial employees, for even a day is unacceptable and exposes the aviation system to unnecessary risk,” Perrone said.
The world’s best hotel restaurants
When you go to a hotel, you normally go to the hotel restaurant usually when you’re too tired to go out. However, there are some restaurants that are worth a try.
The top spot went to é by José Andrés at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The United States had 20 restaurants on the list, with Las Vegas taking three spots in the Top 10.
“It’s no news that Las Vegas today has many of the best, most exciting restaurants in America — especially on the upper level of dining,” said Colman Andrews, The Daily Meal’s editorial director, via e-mail.
Rescued sea turtle makes debut at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef
The next time you go to the Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef, you’ll see a new resident: OD, a 320-pound sea turtle that was rescued in the Florida Keys.
Boaters found OD floating near French Reef in the Florida Keys, where he landed at a Turtle Hospital with a collapsed lung. Then it was clear: OD couldn’t survive on his own. He needed a permanent home.
OD found that home with the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, where caretakers were more than happy to take him.