FAA administrator Randy Babbitt requested and was granted an immediate leave of absence Monday afternoon after it emerged that he had been arrested Saturday night and charged with driving while intoxicated, and the one-time Eastern Airlines pilot's hold on FAA's top job appears tenuous. Babbitt's term runs through May 2014, but the US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) said Monday that "officials are in discussions with legal counsel about administrator Babbitt's ...

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