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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Industry officials believe many that hundreds of thousands of passengers scam the system each year by claiming they need their pet for emotional support. Those people avoid airline pet fees, which Oscar's owners paid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

New rules could bump emotional-support animals from planes

Jan. 22, 2020 6:18 PM EST

The days of passengers bringing their pets on airplanes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed that only specially trained dogs qualify as service animals, which must be allowed in the cabin at no charge. Airlines could ban emotional-support...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun, center, watches progress as he waits for the company's IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Calhoun, Boeing's new CEO, said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, months before the company expects federal regulators to certify the grounded plane to fly again. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Boeing's new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming in spring

Jan. 22, 2020 4:56 PM EST

Boeing's new CEO said Wednesday that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, months before the company expects federal regulators to certify the grounded plane to fly again. David Calhoun also said he believes passengers will fly on the Max when federal regulators say it is safe and they see airline...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2009, file photo a caravan of trucks from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., drive around Los Angeles City Hall during a protest against container fees being assessed against independent truckers. A federal judge on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, ruling that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Judge halts California labor law as it relates to truckers

Jan. 16, 2020 8:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, deciding that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce. The state law that took effect Jan. 1 makes it harder for companies to...

Members of the media in the press gallery watch a television monitors of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaking to members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Reporters getting 1st taste of impeachment restrictions

Jan. 16, 2020 7:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has barely started and already journalists are getting a glimpse of how hard it will be cover the event under harsh new media restrictions imposed by the Senate. Thursday’s impeachment events were largely ceremonial, with the Senate...

FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8, being built for American Airlines, is partially obscured by the engine wash as it takes-off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. A government committee reviewing how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new passenger planes for flight has determined that the system is safe and effective but small changes need to be made. The committee was appointed by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in April after two deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 Max. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Panel finds FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max

Jan. 16, 2020 7:04 PM EST

A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the Boeing 737 Max and did not delegate too much safety analysis for the plane to Boeing. In a report Thursday, the panel said the FAA correctly treated the Max as an update to older 737s and...

Kansas House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer, D-Wichita, answers questions from reporters as he prepares to depart from the Statehouse to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security briefing at a former Air Force base, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. Sawyer later called the briefing

DHS briefs Kansas lawmakers on business, agriculture threats

Jan. 14, 2020 7:08 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Foreign governments are trying to get proprietary information about Kansas business and agricultural assets, state legislators heard Tuesday in extraordinary, secret briefings with a U.S. Department of Homeland Security official, according to participants. Lawmakers who attended one of...

FAA seeks $3.9 million fine against Southwest Airlines

Jan. 10, 2020 8:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking to fine Southwest Airlines $3.9 million for failing to properly calculate the weight of planes and make sure that loads were balanced before more than 21,500 flights in 2018. The FAA said Friday that the violations occurred on 44 Southwest's...

FILE- In this May 10, 2017 file photo, taxi drivers strike to pressure the government to ban the ride-sharing app Uber, in Bogota, Colombia. Uber says on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 it will stop operating in Colombia following stiff opposition from taxi drivers' unions and a lawsuit that said the ride-sharing app was breaking local transport laws. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

Lawsuit forces Uber to stop operating in Colombia

Jan. 10, 2020 7:42 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber said Friday it will stop operating in Colombia following stiff opposition from taxi drivers’ unions and a lawsuit that said the ride-sharing app was breaking local transport laws. In a statement, Uber said it will cease operating in Colombia on Feb, 1, and will comply...

FAA seeks to fine Boeing $5.4 million over faulty Max parts

Jan. 10, 2020 7:00 PM EST

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it plans to fine Boeing $5.4 million for installing substandard parts on the wings of 178 of its 737 Max jetliners, which have been grounded since two crashes linked to other systems on the planes. The proposed civil penalty follows an FAA announcement last month...

Nikia Durgin, who raps under the name Qing Qi, yells at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. California Sen. Scott Wiener announced amendments to a closely-watched bill that would allow more housing to be built near public transportation. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California measure pushing for more housing faces hurdles

Jan. 7, 2020 4:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Facing a shortage of 3.5 million houses, some California lawmakers want developers to build more apartments and other housing closer to public transportation — even if it means overriding local zoning laws. The legislation is aimed at attacking a housing crisis in...