Transportation

August 21, 2019 - 5:02 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say all 10 people aboard a jet escaped injury after the aircraft aborted takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the twin-engine Cessna Citation slid off...
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August 21, 2019 - 10:37 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A short strike at the Pristina International Airport has caused the cancellation of some flights and delays of others. Some 500 of the airport's 720 employees staged the 6-hour strike Wednesday to press their demands for higher pay, according to Bashkim Latifi of their trade...
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The Open Arms rescue ship arrives on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio has ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and the immediate evacuation of more than 80 migrants remaining on board, capping dramatic developments that saw 15 migrants jump into the sea in a desperate bid to reach land and the Spanish government dispatch a Naval ship on a long journey to resolve the escalating crisis. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
August 21, 2019 - 7:14 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the European migrant crisis (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Doctors Without Borders is calling on Europe to urgently find a solution to the repeated stand-offs barring humanitarian rescue ships carrying migrants from the nearest safe ports. The non-governmental organization...
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August 20, 2019 - 6:47 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A young girl discovered something slithery at a New Jersey airport security checkpoint: a 15-inch-long snake. Transportation Security Administration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport said in a release that it appears the thin, black snake with a yellow ring...
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August 20, 2019 - 1:50 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A private helicopter crashed near a Greek island resort Tuesday, killing two Russian passengers and the Greek pilot and causing power outages after electricity lines were damaged in the crash. Authorities said the three bodies were recovered by navy divers at the crash in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo travelers wait in line to board a flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Linthicum, Md. Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines’ profits all year. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 20, 2019 - 1:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines' profits all year. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 17.5 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3...
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August 20, 2019 - 12:55 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines' profits all year. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 17.5 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3...
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August 20, 2019 - 11:23 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A private helicopter carrying three people crashed Tuesday near a Greek island popular with vacationers and summer home owners after reportedly hitting electrical wires. Coast guard vessels and a helicopter were involved in a search-and-rescue effort following the crash in...
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People wait at a blocked access of the bridge connecting the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 during a hostage standoff. An armed man holding dozens of people hostage on a public bus and threatening to set the vehicle on fire was seized by police after a four-hour long standoff, Brazilian police said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 20, 2019 - 9:29 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on a hostage taking on a bus in Brazil (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Rio de Janeiro's state governor says an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus has died after being shot by police following a four-hour long standoff. Gov. Wilson Witzel said the hostages...
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People wait at a blocked access of the bridge connecting the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 during a hostage standoff. An armed man holding dozens of people hostage on a public bus and threatening to set the vehicle on fire was seized by police after a four-hour long standoff, Brazilian police said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 20, 2019 - 9:24 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on a hostage taking on a bus in Brazil (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Rio de Janeiro's state governor says an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus has died after being shot by police following a four-hour long standoff. Gov. Wilson Witzel said the hostages...
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