What we’re reading: AA/US Air merger talks, DC area ATC fire stops flights, Vegas neon museum to open


AMR, US Airways sign confidentiality pact for merger talks

AMR Corp. and US Airways signed a non-disclosure agreement on Friday that specifies confidentiality while the airlines discuss a potential merger.

Under the agreement, the companies may exchange “certain confidential information and, in close collaboration with AMR’s unsecured creditors committee, to work in good faith to evaluate a potential combination,” AMR said.

Air traffic control fire stops flights temporarily at 3 DC area airports

A fire at one of Washington DC’s regional air traffic control facilities forced all flights to be stopped at the three area airports.

Flights were stopped for about 25 minutes Sunday morning at Reagan National, Dulles International and BWI Marshall airports. The Federal Aviation Administration says a refrigerator caught fire in an office area at an air traffic control facility for the Washington area.

Neon Museum set to open in downtown Las Vegas

After years of talking, planning, and collecting iconic signs from Las Vegas, the Neon Museum is ready to open in downtown Las Vegas.

The 2-acre resting place for more than 150 brightly lit signs, known for years as the Neon Boneyard, is expected to open to the public for foot tours Oct. 27, after its keepers finish converting the lobby of the old La Concha motel into a visitor center and shop.