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Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

Sep. 20, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says that his airline would be acting just like many other...

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sep. 20, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with your child's meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out...

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

Sep. 20, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it. The AT&T-Time Warner marriage was...

Envoy: US, Canada working 24/7 on revamped NAFTA deal

Sep. 20, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline. "Our officials are in pretty much constant contact," Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland told reporters after meetings...

American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

Sep. 20, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. The first bag is now $30 and the second is $40. Those are each...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

Sep. 20, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally shooting herself, authorities and witnesses said. The suspect was "shooting like crazy," one witness said. She...

Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children after it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks. Texas-based Southwest Key demonstrated an "astonishingly flippant attitude" toward the state's concerns about...

Stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January

Sep. 20, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, also hit a new high, eclipsing the peak it reached last...

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Sep. 20, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach. The dam containing Sutton Lake...

Alexa is everywhere, even the microwave

Sep. 20, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants the most basic of tasks to be controlled by voice, from microwaving potatoes to switching up the music in the car. The company unveiled several gadgets on Thursday, furthering Amazon's goal of placing its Alexa voice assistant everywhere its customers are. Among the new...