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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 12, 2017, showing a Boeing 787 airplane being built for Norwegian Air Shuttle is shown at Boeing Co.'s assembly facility, in Everett, Wash, USA. Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, FILE)

Restructuring Norwegian Air to get government support

Jan. 21, 2021 5:52 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s government said Thursday it will help ailing low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle - a U-turn from its previous refusal to do so - as long as the company manages to raise 4.5 billion kroner ($529 million) from other investors. Trade Minister Iselin Nyboe said the...

A man and woman wearing masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus share a smartphone on the street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A global team of researchers for the World Health Organization arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000

Jan. 14, 2021 9:40 PM EST

BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. The National Health Commission said Friday that 1,001 patients are under care for the disease, 26 of them in serious condition. It says 144 total new cases were...

FAA grapples with COVID cleanups in air traffic centers

Jan. 14, 2021 9:52 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Flights were delayed when an air traffic control center near Jacksonville, Florida, had to close down for several hours for extensive cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Jacksonville International Airport tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the center would be...

People walk along Paseo Castellana covered with the snow in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The Spanish capital is trying to get back on its feet after a 50-year record snowfall that paralyzed large parts of central Spain over the weekend. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Snow and ice disrupt lives, vaccine rollout in Spain

Jan. 11, 2021 1:11 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish capital of Madrid was still trying to get back on its feet Monday after a 50-year record snowfall that paralyzed large parts of central Spain and hampered the delivery of coronavirus vaccines. The blizzard dumped over 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow in some areas and a cold...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020 file photo, an American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane is parked at a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Okla.  Paying passengers were scheduled to board a Boeing 737 Max in Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 29 for the first time since safety regulators allowed the plane to fly again after two deadly crashes.
The American Airlines flight is scheduled to land at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with about 100 passengers aboard, according to an airline spokeswoman. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight

Dec. 29, 2020 3:47 PM EST

American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane’s first commercial flight in U.S. skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes. American flight 718 carried 87 passengers on the 172-seat plane, and the return flight from LaGuardia Airport...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry plays against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, in Cleveland. The Browns will try to earn a playoff spot without four wide receivers, including star Landry, their starting middle linebacker and his replacement due to COVID-19 protocols. But despite the six players being out, an NFL spokesman said Cleveland's game at the New York Jets will be played as scheduled on Sunday, Dec. 27. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Browns down 6 players for Jets game due to COVID protocols

Dec. 26, 2020 7:06 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will try to make the playoffs without four wide receivers, including Jarvis Landry, along with their starting middle linebacker and his likely replacement, because of a positive COVID-19 test and subsequent contact tracing. Cleveland's game against the New York Jets will be...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates with teammate Austin Hooper (81) after they connect for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: USC basketball to return against Santa Clara

Dec. 26, 2020 5:11 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Southern California’s men’s basketball team will play a different team on Dec. 29. The Trojans will host Santa Clara instead of Long Beach State, which had to cancel because of ongoing COVID-19 issues in its...

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Downtown Nashville explosion knocks communications offline

Dec. 26, 2020 9:28 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that took down police emergency systems and grounded holiday travel at the city's airport. Police were responding to a report of...

People dash across the street outside the Cathedral of St. Paul during a major winter storm, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Winter storm leaves Dakotas, Minnesota with bitter cold

Dec. 24, 2020 3:43 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Strong winds and bitter cold pummeled the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin on Thursday as the region dug out from a winter storm that closed interstate highways and grounded flights. The winter storm moved eastward, bringing snow into northern Wisconsin, while the Dakotas and...

Mail carrier Dennis Niles braves the blowing snow as blizzard like conditions hit Osseo and the Twins Cites on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 in Osseo, Minn. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Winter storm in Dakotas, Minnesota make travel frightful

Dec. 24, 2020 8:46 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A storm that began with snow, strong winds and bitter cold into the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota early Wednesday and began moving east was making travel treacherous and grounded flights on one of the most anticipated air travel days since the start of the coronavirus pandemic....