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FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, an empty baggage carousel spins in Denver International Airport as travelers deal with the spread of the coronavirus  in Denver.  Airline service in the United States is teetering on the brink of collapse, with near-empty planes and coronavirus-caused outbreaks that have left some air traffic control towers empty. Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing up. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Many airline flights nearly empty as virus undercuts travel

Mar. 24, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

Airline service in the United States is teetering on the brink of collapse, with near-empty planes and coronavirus outbreaks that have left some air traffic control towers empty. Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing...

Travelers walk past canceled flights on a schedule board, some due to the coronavirus, at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan urges against nonessential travel to US

Mar. 22, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 92,300...

A screen displays a message thanking health care workers during the coronavirus outbreak, in a sparsely populated Times Square, Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering all workers in non-essential businesses to stay home and banning non-essential gatherings statewide. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY airports, hospitals feel pressure as virus alarms grow

Mar. 22, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is scouring the globe for medical supplies and scouting temporary hospital locations as the coronavirus crisis grows. Flights to New York City-area airports were briefly suspended after an air-traffic control worker tested positive. As the number of...

FAA lifts brief virus-related suspension of flights to NYC-area, Philadelphia airports

Mar. 21, 2020 2:36 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — FAA lifts brief virus-related suspension of flights to NYC-area, Philadelphia airports.

FAA says it is suspending flights to NYC-area and Philadelphia airports because of virus-related staffing issues

Mar. 21, 2020 2:25 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — FAA says it is suspending flights to NYC-area and Philadelphia airports because of virus-related staffing issues.
Customers wait for their order in their car at a Starbucks in Northbrook, Ill., Monday, March 16, 2020. Starbucks announced Sunday its company-owned stores across the U.S and Canada will shift to a

Business Fallout: Starbucks limits access, Target raises pay

Mar. 20, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

Less than three months ago came the first reports of cases of pneumonia related to a virus first detected in Wuhan, China. The outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions that have brought an unparalleled shock to the global economy. Following are developments Friday related...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020 file photo, the sun sets behind the FAA Control Tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport in Chicago. Southwest Airlines has cancelled all of its fights in and out of Midway International Airport, days after federal authorities closed the airport's control tower after technicians tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Southwest Airlines cuts most flights in and out of Midway

Mar. 20, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Friday that it had significantly scaled back its flights in and out of Midway International Airport, its Chicago hub, days after federal authorities closed the airport's control tower after technicians tested positive for the coronavirus. Southwest Airlines...

FAA is probing how a 12-inch crack occurred in Southwest jet

Mar. 13, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials said Friday they are investigating after a crack ruptured the skin on a Boeing 737 jet operated by Southwest Airlines, causing the plane to gradually lose cabin pressure. The incident occurred Monday on a flight from Las Vegas to Boise, Idaho. Flight records show that the...

Pilot dies after small plane crashes in Massachusetts

Mar. 12, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a wooded and swampy area shortly after takeoff from a Massachusetts airport has died, authorities say. The Cessna 177 single-engine plane crashed about 100 yards north of the runway after taking off from Sterling Airport at 2:30 p.m....

FAA grounds operator that ran flights for pro sports teams

Mar. 12, 2020 4:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have grounded a charter operator that carried professional baseball and hockey teams, saying the company and its pilots weren’t authorized for the kind of commercial venture they operated. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it issued an emergency...