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Passengers at Gatwick airport settle down to wait for their flights following the delays and cancellations brought on by drone sightings near the airfield, in London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. New drone sightings Friday caused fresh chaos for holiday travelers at London's Gatwick Airport. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 4:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on disruption at London's Gatwick Airport caused by drones (all times local): 9:35 p.m. New drone sightings have caused fresh chaos for holiday travelers at London's Gatwick Airport. The airport, which reopened Friday morning after a 36-hour shutdown, had to hastily suspend...
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An EasyJet plane on its final approach before landing at Gatwick airport near London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked the shutdown of the airfield for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 3:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — New drone sightings Friday caused fresh chaos for holiday travelers at London's Gatwick Airport, which reopened in the morning after a 36-hour shutdown only to hastily suspend flights for more than an hour in the late afternoon on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., returns to the Capitol from the White House as work to avoid a partial government shutdown continues with President Donald Trump demanding funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Trump is imploring McConnell to change the Senate's rules in order to pass the spending bill. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 21, 2018 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing toward a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump appeared dug in Friday in a standoff with Democrats over his demand for billions of dollars in U.S.-Mexico border wall money. The shutdown, scheduled for midnight, would disrupt government operations and leave...
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An EasyJet plane on its final approach before landing at Gatwick airport near London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked the shutdown of the airfield for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a new nightmare for holiday travel, flights were suspended again at London's Gatwick Airport after reports that another drone had been spotted over the airport late Friday afternoon, the airport and British police said. A new drone was reportedly seen around 5:10 p.m. at Britain's...
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December 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Investigators say a 61-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested for tearing down a neighbor's Christmas decorations while drunk and naked. The Green Bay Gazette reports that Gregory Brannigan faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. A criminal...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. A poll shows more Americans are favoring Christmas carols over recent Billboard hits, while longtime classics and recent comedies are the most preferred to watch during the holiday season. A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows “Silent Night” as the country’s most popular, despite Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” becoming the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells," a new poll shows. With Christmas next week, 12 percent of Americans named "...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. A poll shows more Americans are favoring Christmas carols over recent Billboard hits, while longtime classics and recent comedies are the most preferred to watch during the holiday season. A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows “Silent Night” as the country’s most popular, despite Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” becoming the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 10:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A poll shows more Americans favor Christmas carols over recent Billboard hits, while "It's a Wonderful Life" is among the top holiday films. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows "Silent Night" ranks as the country's most popular Christmas song,...
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December 21, 2018 - 9:11 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways are being suspended during peak holiday travel periods over the next two weekends. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces Friday that the temporary shutdowns will make it easier for New...
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An EasyJet plane on its final approach before landing at Gatwick airport near London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked the shutdown of the airfield for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday after drones sparked about 36 hours of travel chaos including the shutdown of the airfield, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. The airport said in a statement that Gatwick's...
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An EasyJet plane on its final approach before landing at Gatwick airport near London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked the shutdown of the airfield for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 4:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked about 36 hours of travel chaos including the shutdown of the airfield, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. The airport said in a statement that...
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