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Burlington mayor in no hurry to pick new airport director

Sep. 16, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington mayor says he is in no hurry to hire a new director for the Burlington International Airport. MyChamplainValley.com reports Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger told the city Airport Commission he has confidence in Deputy Director Nic...

City Council votes to fire director of Burlington airport

Sep. 10, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington City Council has voted to fire the director of the Burlington International Airport after an investigation showed that he used airport gasoline for personal use and showed abusive behavior to employees. In a special meeting held...

Nashville airport breaks ground on new hotel, garage

Sep. 09, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport has broken ground on a new 14-story hotel that is scheduled to open in late 2023. Officials gathered at the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for what will be a Hilton-branded hotel and a parking garage directly...

The Latest: Top Republican says Taliban holding Americans

Sep. 05, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says some Americans who have been trying to get out of Afghanistan since the U.S. military left are sitting in airplanes at an airport ready to leave but the Taliban are not letting them take off. ...

Officials probe small plane crash with no reported injuries

Sep. 05, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a small plane crash in Fort Wayne where no reported injuries were reported. Fort Wayne police were called to Smith Field Airport on Saturday around 2:30 p.m., according to WANE-TV. A small...

Wisconsin Marine, hurt in Kabul, recovering at Walter Reed

Sep. 03, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Marine from Kenosha is recovering after being injured in the blast outside the Kabul airport that left 13 U.S. service members dead. Lance Cpl. Romel Finley III was critically injured in the suicide bombing Aug. 26 that killed more than 170...

The Latest: Bidens visit wounded troops at Walter Reed

Sep. 03, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited injured U.S. troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday night. There are 15 Marines at the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, who were wounded in an Aug. 26...

Orlando airport crowds forecast to exceed pre-pandemic pack

Sep. 02, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Traffic at Florida's busiest airport this holiday weekend is forecast to exceed pre-pandemic crowds. Officials at Orlando International Airport said Wednesday that this Labor Day weekend they are expecting more than 303,000 departures, a 7% increase...

Ida remnants pound Northeast with rain, flooding, tornadoes

Sep. 01, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through the mid-Atlantic states Wednesday with at least two tornadoes, heavy winds and drenching rains that collapsed the roof of a U.S. Postal Service building, left cars and roads underwater and sent garbage floating through the streets...

The Latest: Security Council to keep focus on Afghanistan

Sep. 01, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Security Council says the U.N.’s most powerful body will not take its focus off Afghanistan this month and “the real litmus test” for the new Taliban government will be how it treats women and girls. Ambassador Geraldine...