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Smooth sailing through security lines at McCarran in Las Vegas

Marina Pavisic looked relaxed as she scrolled through her smartphone Thursday morning while waiting for a flight home to Albuquerque, New Mexico. She spent only five minutes making her way through the Transportation Security Administration’s checkpoint at McCarran International Airport, and had more time on her hands than planned.

Senate OKs Heller’s drone, other provisions in FAA bill

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a long-awaited Federal Aviation Administration bill that includes provisions by Sen. Dean Heller on creating a program for package-carrying drones and giving the state’s testing sites additional flexibility to partner with industry on emerging technologies.