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Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week's presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit...

Zimbabwe bans traditional funerals to battle COVID-19 spike

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part...

American Airlines is grounding emotional-support animals

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their...

Indian farmers to continue highway protests after talks fail

NEW DELHI (AP) — Representatives of the Indian government and protesting farmers failed again Monday to reach agreement on the farmers' demand that new...

Month on, women hold the fort at India farmer protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — The men arrived first. And they arrived with a bang. ...

Major rail safety technology installed before deadline

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The railroad industry has installed an automatic braking system on nearly 58,000 miles of track where it is required ahead...

FAA outlines new rules for drones and their operators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say they will allow operators to fly small drones over people and at night, potentially giving a boost to...

The Latest: Japan sharply tightens ban on foreign visitors

TOKYO — Japan’s government will temporarily ban entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus...

Modi makes outreach effort to placate angry Indian farmers

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi held virtual talks with Indian farmers Friday and asked them to explain how the government’s agricultural...

Federal officials investigate fiery oil train derailment

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle near where two people were...

France relaxes its ban on trucks entering from Britain

LONDON (AP) — France relaxed its coronavirus-related ban on trucks from Britain on Tuesday after a two-day standoff that had stranded thousands of drivers...

Too big to read: Giant bill a leap of faith for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $900 billion pandemic relief package that was rushed through Congress Monday created a familiar year-end conundrum for lawmakers: It was...

New virus strains prompt travel restrictions with Britain

More and more countries around the world are restricting travel from Britain and elsewhere amid concerns about new strains of the coronavirus, as their...

Biden hails transportation nominee Buttigieg as ‘new voice’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has introduced his one-time Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for transportation secretary, saying the...

The Latest: CT bans semitrailers on some roads for 12 hours

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest developments on the winter storm moving across the Northeast (all times local): ...

Biden calls transportation nominee Buttigieg ‘a new voice’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden introduced onetime Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday as his nominee for transportation secretary, saying the...

Watchdog raises possible Kushner link to $700M rescue loan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional monitor of federal pandemic aid is raising the possibility of a link between President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner,...

Newsom taps new head of powerful California air board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom tapped a veteran regulator Wednesday as the next chair of the powerful Air Resources Board, which...

India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they...

Indian police agree to allow protesting farmers into capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of angry Indian farmers protesting new agricultural laws were allowed to enter the capital late Friday after they clashed...

Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government spokesman on Thursday announced a weeklong extension to the country's current lockdown, due to the continued spread of...

Bruce Boynton, who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides" of 1961, died Monday. He...

Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday announced a tightening of social distancing regulations, including shutting nightclubs, limiting...

Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. ...

Tesla ‘full self-driving’ vehicles can’t drive themselves

DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on...

Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it...

Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped one million for the...

In about-face, Trump seeks to salvage parts of virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to salvage a few priority items lost in the rubble of COVID-19 relief talks that...

Trump signals willingness to help airlines and markets jump

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Shares in major U.S. airlines jumped at the opening bell, pulling the broader market along, after President Donald Trump...

Democratic proposal for more airline aid stalls in Congress

A proposal by House Democrats to give the airline industry $28.8 billion to avert thousands of furloughs failed to advance on Friday, marking a...

American, United to furlough 32,000 as time runs out on aid

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a...

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. ...

Judge: Michigan must count ballots that arrive post-election

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by...

Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes

DETROIT (AP) — Safety...

Get on the school bus: Tiz the Law looms as Derby favorite

The yellow school buses...

Australia to phase out waste exports, boost recycling

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

American Airlines plans 19,000 furloughs, layoffs in October

DALLAS (AP) — American...

Migrants at center of political tug-of-war in divided Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) —...

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS (AP) — American...

FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at SC aircraft plant

Federal officials are seeking...

California agency whistle blower claims she’s being ousted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

With tens of thousands...

Spirit warns of layoffs; aid for contractors being examined

Spirit Airlines is warning...

Woman accused of joining IS arrested on return to Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German...

United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United Airlines executives said...

Berkeley moves toward removing police from traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Dutch police arrest farmers protesting emission cuts

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)...

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Federal officials said Thursday...

American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US

DALLAS (AP) — American...

House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Rocky business restart and an enticing offer for MLB

The outbreak of the...

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