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APNewsBreak: Iowa trooper wrote just 8 tickets as candidate

Mar. 20, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa highway patrolman who was recently elected to the Legislature wrote almost no tickets to his future constituents during his successful campaign for a state House seat. The annual number of citations issued by Trooper Jon Thorup plummeted in 2018 as he mounted his first run for...

Nominee to lead FAA will face challenge on Boeing oversight

Mar. 19, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months. The White House said Tuesday that Trump will nominate Stephen Dickson to...

Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

Mar. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honor the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. The Michigan House voted 101-6 on Tuesday to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the "Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway." Franklin died in Detroit last...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke on climate, Trump on 'no collusion'

Mar. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign this past week with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. From Iowa, he claimed scientists are united in believing the planet only has a dozen years to turn the tide on climate change, which is not...

The Latest: UN chief lays wreath for plane crash victims

Mar. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 8:55 p.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has laid a wreath in memory of the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, including the many staff members and partners who support the world body's work....

Iran bans Boeing 737 Max planes from its airspace

Mar. 15, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it has banned from its airspace Boeing 737 Max 8 planes alongside other nations. A statement released Friday by the transportation ministry announced the ban. The decision comes following two fatal crashes involving the model in the past year. A Boeing Max plane owned by the...

The Latest: French air agency shares photo of data recorder

Mar. 14, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The French air accident investigation agency has released a photo of the data recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet. The agency, known by its French acronym BEA, received the plane's data recorder and...

Countries and carriers around globe ground Boeing 737 Max

Mar. 14, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Airlines and countries around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets or banned them from their airspace following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. A look...

Criticism of FAA mounts as other nations ground Boeing jets

Mar. 13, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is facing mounting criticism for backing the airworthiness of Boeing's 737 Max jets as the number of countries that have grounded the aircraft grows in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend. The rest of the world typically takes...

Boeing jet grounded in much of world after Ethiopia crash

Mar. 13, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the United States as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two deadly accidents in just five...