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A man wearing a face mask passes by empty ticket counters at the Daegu Airport in Daegu, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday a day after the the president called for

Airline, cruise stocks pummeled on fear of spreading virus

Feb. 24, 2020 5:57 PM EST

The stocks of American Airlines and several cruise lines were among the worst performers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index Monday, as investors fret that the new coronavirus could take hold outside China and further disrupt international travel. Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., Carnival...

People in carnival dress walk across a street crossing in a cloud of red dust in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Flights leaving Tenerife have been affected after storms of red sand from Africa's Saharan desert hit the Canary Islands and carnival was finally cancelled it was announced. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)

Spain closes airports on Canary Islands due to sand storm

Feb. 23, 2020 1:30 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they have closed airports on the Canary Islands because of a wind storm that is blinding the archipelago with sand and dust. Spain’s airport authorities said that incoming planes have been rerouted to other destinations and no flights are being...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo, a man looks toward plane departures on a flight information board at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Airline travelers were a bit more likely to be delayed, and more often for longer spells, when flying around the U.S. last year, according to a government report issued Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Airline passengers put up with more and longer flight delays

Feb. 19, 2020 6:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travelers were a bit more likely to be delayed, and more often for longer spells, when flying around the U.S. last year, according to a government report issued Wednesday. Canceled flights were up, and so were the number of passengers bumped off overcrowded flights. But travelers...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Airport in London. A British Airways plane flew between New York and London in less than five hours, landing early Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Heathrow Airport after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport, setting a record for subsonic plane travel. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Europe's busiest airport hit by a second day of disruptions

Feb. 17, 2020 7:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s busiest airport suffered the knock-on effects Monday of technical issues that disrupted travel over the weekend. About 60 arrivals at Heathrow Airport were disrupted, reflecting almost 10% of the total number. Those troubles come a day after some 130 flights airlines were...

People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020.  Enormous waves  are churning across the North Atlantic as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

Feb. 15, 2020 6:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain. The fourth named storm of the season, dubbed Dennis by...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, an United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. United Airlines said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, that it is removing the grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule until early September, forcing it to cancel thousands more flights. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

United and American push back expected return of Boeing Max

Feb. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and American Airlines said Friday they are removing the grounded Boeing 737 Max from their schedules longer than previously planned, which means thousands more flights will be canceled during the peak summer travel season. The reduction in flights could mean slightly higher...

Southwest again delays expected return date for Boeing Max

Feb. 13, 2020 11:55 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday it has removed the grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule for another two months during the peak summer travel season and will drop about 9% of its planned flights as a result. Southwest said it took the plane out of the schedule through Aug. 10. It was the...

A man arranges a Valentines flower arrangement which they called

The Latest: Hong Kong Catholics suspend Masses over virus

Feb. 13, 2020 9:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a new virus that originated in China (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Catholic diocese in Hong Kong has announced that Masses will be suspended for two weeks amid the spread of the new virus. In a brief video announcement, Cardinal John Hon Tong wore a surgical mask as he...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker cleans the floor of a temporary hospital with 1,100 beds converted from the Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Without enough facilities to handle the number of cases of viral infection, Wuhan has been building prefabricated hospitals and converting a gym and other large spaces to house patients and try to isolate them from others. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

Feb. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer of hope amid the outbreak that has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed more than 1,100. Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the...

The roof of a house is damaged due to a strong storm in Rohozna, Czech Republic, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. A storm battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay indoors, away from falling tree branches. (Lubos Pavlicek/CTK via AP)

Ferocious storm in Europe kills 8, causes travel disruptions

Feb. 11, 2020 9:50 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Ferocious winds, with gusts over 200 kph (125 mph), lashed Corsica and whipped up a forest fire that flared overnight on the French Mediterranean island on Tuesday, after a storm with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains battered northern Europe for days, killing at least eight people and...