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Long lines are being reported at Lambert Airport this morning due to sequestration.

What happens in the air today is being closely watched. Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country yesterday, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts.

Today is a heavier air traffic day and is seen as the first big test with the furloughs in place.

Passengers at Los Angeles International Airport met with long delays and flight cancellations yesterday - as furloughs for air traffic controllers kicked in under the federal budget "sequester." 

Here is what a Southwest Airlines ticket agent telling frustrated passengers a flight to Las Vegas was canceled."Get angry. Get irritated. It's not gonna make it good. We don't want you to be here. We didn't know this was gonna happen, trust me."

Passengers are urged to check on the status of their flight before heading to Lambert Airport on Monday.

 

Actress Reese Witherspoon says she is "deeply embarrassed" about her actions.

The Oscar winning actress and her husband were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia early Friday.

"I'm not going to comment on that since that's fresh."

Her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was pulled over and charged with drunk driving. Witherspoon was charged with disorderly conduct after a state trooper said she wouldn't stay in the car during her husband's field sobriety test.

Witherspoon did not stop to talk to reporters as she walked the red carpet in New York Sunday night - for the premiere of her new film "Mud." Her co-star Matthew McConaughey was asked for his thoughts. "I'm not going to comment on that since that's fresh."

An Illinois high school student is facing federal charges that he possessed explosive devices in his home.

Federal grand jurors in East St. Louis indicted 18-year-old O'Fallon Township High School student Thomas Lee Stanton with one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.

The indictment alleges that Stanton on Wednesday had in his Lebanon home explosive devices that included a so-called cricket bomb. That was comprised of carbon dioxide cartridges, fuses and explosive powder.

The felony count is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 

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