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Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

Jan. 20, 2020 7:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely. Team leader Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert, said two...

Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

Jan. 19, 2020 1:10 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays. In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in the...

China station admits New Year's drone show was prerecorded

Jan. 3, 2020 1:31 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Shanghai TV station has acknowledged that footage of a formation of 2,000 drones flying over the city broadcast on New Year's Eve had actually been prerecorded days before. The footage had been the highlight of Dragon TV's holiday gala and presented as occurring live. News organizations...

Residents walks beside an outrigger and playground equipment that were damaged by Typhoon Phanfone along a coastline in Ormoc city, central Philippines on Thursday Dec. 26, 2019. The typhoon left over a dozen dead and many homeless. (AP Photo)

Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

Dec. 26, 2019 9:10 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and airports...

Foggy weather delays Southwest Airlines flights Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 at Midway International Airport. Dense fog caused flight delays and some cancellations at Chicago's O’Hare and Midway international airports early on Christmas Eve — one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Fog snarls flights at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports

Dec. 24, 2019 3:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Dense fog caused flight delays and some cancellations at Chicago's O’Hare and Midway international airports early on Christmas Eve — one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season. The Federal Aviation Administration briefly grounded flights at both airports until about 8...

Police: Elderly passenger dies aboard Atlanta-bound flight

Dec. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An elderly passenger died aboard a Spirit Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Atlanta on Tuesday, police said. The man appears to have died of natural causes, Atlanta police investigator James White said. He did not immediately have additional information, including the man's age....

A Palestinian store owner decorates a Santa at his shop in Gaza City, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israel to grant holiday travel permits to Gaza Christians

Dec. 22, 2019 4:20 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced on Sunday that it will allow Christians in the Gaza Strip to travel to Jerusalem and the West Bank for Christmas. Until its notice just two days before the holiday, it was unclear whether Israel would grant permits to members of Gaza's tiny Christian community to leave the...

Pedestrians walk in front of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, Thursday, Dec.19, 2019. French retailers, hotels and cafes are struggling at the height of the holiday shopping season, because a protracted transportation strike and repeated protests in Paris and other cities are keeping shoppers and visitors away. And it's the second year in a row _ last year's Christmas season was hit by yellow vest protests. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Transport strikes disrupt Christmas travel in France

Dec. 21, 2019 4:11 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French travelers and tourists were struggling Saturday to get to their destinations as the Christmas season ramped up amid continuing strikes against the government's plans to raise the retirement age to 64. Train travel problems were slightly eased Saturday with a plan from rail authority...

Tennessee to halt most highway lane closures for holidays

Dec. 16, 2019 4:31 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee drivers won't be slowed down by temporary lane closures for construction on interstates and state highways during upcoming holiday travel. The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the lane closure hiatus will begin Dec. 20 at noon and last through early Jan. 2. A...

File-This Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New Year's season, with 3% more people flying than during last year's holiday stretch. The trade group Airlines for America said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, that 47.5 million people are expected to fly over an 18-day period from Dec. 19 through Jan. 5. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Airline trade group predicts Christmas travel will rise 3%

Dec. 10, 2019 2:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New Year's season, with 3% more people flying in the U.S. than during last year's holiday stretch. The trade group Airlines for America said Tuesday that 47.5 million people are expected to fly over an 18-day period from Dec. 19...