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UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cuts

Air France and regional subsidiary Hop announced 7,500 job cuts Friday after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel.


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Yakama Nation to continue appeal against mining expansion

The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that the Yakama Nation can move forward with its lawsuit to halt the expansion of a gravel mining project that they say could …


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Stocks close out best quarter since 1998 with more gains

Wall Street capped its best quarter since 1998 Tuesday with more gains, a fitting end to a stunning three months for investors as the market screamed back toward its record …


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Norwegian Air cancels order for 97 Boeing aircraft

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Tuesday it has cancelled its 97 outstanding orders for planes from U.S. manufacturer Boeing.


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Isolate on arrival: NYC region is latest to try quarantine

Welcome to New York! Now don’t come near us for two weeks.


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

FAA orders fix for engine covers of Boeing 737 Max planes

U.S. safety officials will require all Boeing 737 Max airliners to be inspected for a manufacturing defect on engine coverings that they say could lead to loss of power during …


Boeing whistleblower alleges systemic problems with 737 Max

A Boeing engineer who last year lodged an internal ethics complaint alleging serious shortcomings in development of the 737 Max has written to a U.S. Senate committee asserting that systemic …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

U.S. home construction rebounds 4.3% in May

WASHINGTON — US home construction rebounded 4.3% in May after steep declines caused by shutdowns due to the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites before sunrise

ORLANDO, Fla. – An hour before sunrise Saturday, SpaceX launched yet another batch of Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral, continuing the company’s mission to build a constellation of satellites that …


UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

In wake of 737 Max crashes, Senate proposal would strengthen FAA oversight of Boeing plane designs

A proposed bill to tighten controls on how federal aviation safety regulators oversee and approve Boeing’s design of new jets has been hammered out by a Senate committee after backroom …


Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon. A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday night …


9 killed when plane crashes on sightseeing trip in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Eight cruise ship passengers and their pilot died on a sightseeing excursion in Alaska when their small plane crashed in remote and rugged terrain. Wind and …


NASA craft circling Ceres in first visit to dwarf planet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration. The space agency on Friday confirmed that the …


Police storm Paris grocery where gunman holds 5 hostages

PARIS (AP) — Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. A woman was …


Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he’s embarrassed by the way …


Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened …


Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory with …


Postal service had $1.9 billion quarterly loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service says it lost $1.9 billion over the first three months of this year and is pleading again for Congress to pass reforms to its …


284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving …


Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel’s international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling …


Boulder smashes French Alps tourist train; 2 dead

PARIS (AP) — An enormous boulder hurtled off a mountain and smashed into a tourist train in the French Alps on Saturday, derailing it on the mountainside and killing two …


Fire on express train in India kills at least 26

KOTHACHERUVU, India (AP) — A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated …


Governor: 4 dead, 63 hurt in NYC train derailment

NEW YORK (AP) — A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came …


Mortar shells hit near inspectors’ hotel in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria’s capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff are staying, state media and a hotel guest said. …


Rebels attack sprawling air base in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels attacked a sprawling military air base in the country’s northwest on Saturday, while in the south opposition forces assaulted a string of army checkpoints and …


Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said today. But its governing board said it’s …


Obama in Israel for first trip as president

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Barack Obama plunged into the turbulent Middle East Wednesday, assuring Israel of the U.S. commitment to its security while cautioning that the region’s “winds …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2013

The big dig-out: New England, NY slammed with snow

New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of wet, heavy snow today and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded …


Super Bowl outage traced to faulty protective device

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The failure of a device meant to protect the power supply to the Superdome caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium’s power company said Friday as …


Armstrong emotional when recalling talk with son

CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night’s second part of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah …