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US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

May. 23, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. A review of accident data...

3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash

May. 22, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and went in three minutes, never stopping to sit down or shake hands. Trump's angry walkout on Wednesday left behind a shattered bipartisan infrastructure effort and an escalation of...

United CEO vows to be aboard 737 Max when its cleared to fly

May. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — CEO Oscar Munoz says he will be aboard United Airlines' first flight of a Boeing 737 Max once regulators agree to let the aircraft fly again. Munoz made the promise after Chicago-based United's annual meeting with shareholders Wednesday. In crashes in Indonesia in October and Ethiopia in...

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

May. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer. The TSA is asking federal air marshals,...

UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants' rights

May. 19, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian interior ministry vowed Sunday to press ahead with a new decree formalizing the closure of Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants, even after U.N. human rights investigators said it violated international law. Ministry officials said the security decree was "necessary and...

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

May. 19, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to The...

Romania sets big fines for drivers of ride-hailing services

May. 16, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian government has issued an emergency decree ramping up steep fines for drivers of ride-hailing services like Uber and Taxify. The decree taking effect Thursday fines drivers transporting people in their car without a valid taxi license up to $1,175 (1,050 euros) already...

FAA chief defends handling of Boeing Max safety approval

May. 15, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration defended his agency's safety certification of the Boeing 737 Max jetliner, the plane involved in two deadly crashes, and the FAA's decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so. During a...

The Latest: FAA acting head stands by safety certification

May. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigation into safety review of the troubled Boeing 737 Max (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that Boeing should have done more to explain an automated flight-control system on its 737 Max aircraft before...

Ethiopian Airlines hesitant about using Boeing Max jets

May. 13, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says his airline might never fly the Boeing 737 Max again after a deadly crash in March, and if it does, it will wait until other carriers use the plane first. Tewolde Gebremariam told NBC News that Ethiopian won't use the plane unless the airline, its pilots and...