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LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...

Southwest still struggling with flight delays, cancellations

Jun. 16, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passengers on Southwest Airlines had to deal with canceled flights and delays for a third day on Wednesday, as the airline tried to recover from technology problems that started earlier this week. By late afternoon Central time, Southwest had canceled...

More flights between New Hampshire, Florida coming in fall

Jun. 16, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Air travelers in New Hampshire will have several new ways to get to Florida starting this fall. Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will start serving Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Oct. 7. The airline plans to offer nonstop flights to Fort...

Southwest suffers technology problem for second straight day

Jun. 15, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said it was working Tuesday to restore normal operations after a technology-related issue interfered with flights for the second straight day. By midafternoon, the nation’s fourth-largest airline had canceled about 500 flights and...

Airbus-Boeing deal eases US-EU tensions but conflicts remain

Jun. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The deal the United States and the European Union reached Tuesday to end their long-running rift over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will suspend billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions. And it will let the two sides focus on a common economic...

Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on US consumers

Jun. 10, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers absorbed another surge in prices in May — a 0.6% increase over April and 5% over the past year, the biggest 12-month inflation spike since 2008. The May rise in consumer prices that the Labor Department reported Thursday reflected...

The Latest: Pot-for-shots plan stumbles in Washington state

Jun. 09, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE — Washington state’s new “joints for jabs” vaccination incentive program is off to a rough start. Seeking to get more people to get the coronavirus shots, officials announced this week that the state’s nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin...

Fully vaccinated Canadians can avoid border quarantine soon

Jun. 09, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s health minister said Wednesday that fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative for COVID-19 will soon be exempt from two weeks quarantine when returning to the country. Health Minister Patty Hajdu said she expects that to happen in...

US trade deficit dips to $68.9 billion with exports up

Jun. 08, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in April to $68.9 billion as an improving global economy boosted sales of American exports. The April deficit, the gap between what America buys from abroad and what it sells to other countries, was down 8.2% from a...

More passengers moving through Milwaukee airport

Jun. 08, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — More passengers are moving through Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. The airport saw the most passengers in April since the pandemic began, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday. The airport saw...