US to step up screening of some flights after Egypt crash

The United States says it is stepping up security screenings of US-bound flights from some Middle East airports as a precaution after the crash of a Russian airliner in EgyptThe United States said Friday it was stepping up security screenings of US-bound flights from some Middle East airports as a precaution after the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt. There is growing evidence that the plane that crashed Saturday in the Sinai, killing all 224 people, was brought down by an explosion. Russia halted flights to Egypt, while Britain scrambled to evacuate passengers in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after cancelling flights following the crash.

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