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American Airlines ticket agent Henry Gemdron, left, works with a customer at Miami International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Miami. The airline industry has been decimated by the pandemic. The Payroll Support Program given to the airlines as part of the CARES Act runs out Thursday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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

Sep. 30, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

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 broad pandemic relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that if Washington comes up with a deal with $25 billion...

American Airlines says it will begin furloughing 19,000 workers after lawmakers, White House can't agree on relief deal

Sep. 30, 2020 8:35 PM EDT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will begin furloughing 19,000 workers after lawmakers, White House can't agree on relief deal.
FILE - In this May 24, 2020, file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday, Oct. 1, unless Congress comes up with another aid package. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

Sep. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United...

Judge: Michigan must count ballots that arrive post-election

Sep. 18, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later. The decision is significant in a state that is anticipating waves of absentee ballots...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020 file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. Airline workers are making a last-ditch push for $25 billion in federal money to avoid furloughs for six more months. But critics including some lawmakers say the airlines need to shrink because fewer people are traveling.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Airlines, unions running out of time to get more federal aid

Sep. 10, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

A couple hundred flight attendants and pilots rallied this week on Capitol Hill and tweeted at lawmakers, asking them for $25 billion in additional federal funds to prevent airline furloughs next month. More than half of Congress is on record as supporting the request by airlines and their unions, and President...

Pilots' union says it has a no-furloughs deal with United

Sep. 9, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The pilots’ union at United Airlines said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with the carrier to prevent the furlough of nearly 3,000 pilots when a federal prohibition on job cuts ends Oct. 1. The Air Line Pilots Association notified members about the deal, which would need to be...

FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, cars and trucks travel on Interstate 5 near Olympia, Wash. A new study says that safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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

Sep. 3, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group supported by auto insurers, also found that...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 file photo, Managing partner of Funny Cide, Jack Knowlton, left, accepts the award for Three-Year-Old Male from actor and horse owner Joe Pesci at the Eclipse Awards in Hollywood, Fla. The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. Tiz the Law is 4-0 this year, winning by a combined 16 1/2 lengths. The colt is expected to be installed as the biggest Derby favorite in years when post positions are drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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

Aug. 31, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. Tiz the Law is 4-0 this year, winning by a combined 16 1/2 lengths. The colt is expected to be installed as the...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sits in the House of Representatives during question time at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The Australian government introduced legislation that aims to end the export of 645,000 metric tons (711,000 U.S. tons) of unprocessed trash that Australia ships overseas each year, usually to Asian ports. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP )

Australia to phase out waste exports, boost recycling

Aug. 27, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government introduced legislation Thursday that would phase out exports of waste plastic, paper, glass and tires beginning January next year. The legislation introduced to Parliament aims to end the export of 645,000 metric tons (711,000 U.S. tons) of unprocessed...

FILE - An American Airlines Boeing 737-823 lands at Miami International Airport, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami.American Airlines said Tuesday, Aug. 25 that it will furlough or lay off 19,000 employees in October as it struggles with a sharp downturn in travel because of the pandemic. Flight attendants will bear the heaviest cuts, with 8,100 losing their jobs.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

White House is mulling options to prevent airline furloughs

Aug. 26, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

The White House is considering whether it can take action to prevent thousands of job losses in the airline industry a month before the election if it cannot reach a deal with Congress on a broader package of additional pandemic relief. President Donald Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, said Wednesday that...