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Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Feb. 17, 2019 7:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it's filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel...

Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

Feb. 17, 2019 7:11 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that his government would allocate the necessary funds to complete a long-promised museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans. The project has been bogged down in bureaucratic stalemate for more than a decade as donor money has...

Flight headed to Las Vegas diverted to nearby military base

Feb. 16, 2019 6:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — American Airlines says one of its jets inbound to Las Vegas' airport was diverted to a nearby military base to refuel after experiencing weather-related delays in the area. Airline spokesman Josh Freed said Flight 671 from Dallas landed safely Saturday at Nellis Air Force Base, which is on...

High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found

Feb. 16, 2019 11:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police say hundreds of passengers have been taken off a high-speed train at the Frankfurt airport station after a pistol was found in a toilet on board. The train, which was traveling from Dortmund to Munich, was stopped at the station and evacuated on Saturday after a cleaner found...

Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it. Several routes to...

The Latest: Flood warning for California river cancelled

Feb. 15, 2019 10:05 PM EST

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7 p.m. Authorities have cancelled a flood warning for a Northern California community where a river fed by a fierce storm rose above flood stage. The National Weather Service issued the warning for an area near Guerneville...

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

Feb. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country. Moise said during a televised address late Thursday that he...

Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

Feb. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such "undisclosed" or "unspecified." There could also be the optional title...

APNewsBreak: New guidance on handling child bride petitions

Feb. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses to the U.S. after data showed thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides had been approved. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it was updating...

FAA decision opens door for Vietnamese airlines to fly to US

Feb. 15, 2019 12:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say Vietnam is now meeting international standards for aviation safety, a decision that will let the country's airlines fly to the United States and work with U.S. airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration said late Thursday that it granted Vietnam a "Category 1"...