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Honduran migrants who tried to enter Mexico on foot return to the Guatemalan side of the Suchiate River under the watch of a Mexican National Guard near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, early Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of migrants stuck at the Guatemala-Mexico border continued to dwindle Wednesday as detentions and resignation ate away at what remained of the latest caravan. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Migrants weigh limited options at Guatemala-Mexico border

Jan. 22, 2020 3:44 PM EST

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants stranded in Guatemala on Wednesday were weighing limited options as to how to make it into Mexico, guarded by troops with riot shields and immigration agents. The goal of the migrants is to either to live and work in Mexico or continue on...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun, center, watches progress as he waits for the company's IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Calhoun, Boeing's new CEO, said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, months before the company expects federal regulators to certify the grounded plane to fly again. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Boeing's new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming in spring

Jan. 22, 2020 2:51 PM EST

Boeing's new CEO said Wednesday that production of the 737 Max will resume this spring, months before the company expects federal regulators to certify the grounded plane to fly again. David Calhoun also said he believes passengers will fly on the Max when federal regulators say it is safe and they see airline...

Court: GEICO must pay injured Kansas man for care from wife

Jan. 22, 2020 1:47 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An insurance company must reimburse a Kansas man for the personal care his wife provided after he was injured in an automobile accident, the state Supreme Court ruled in rejecting that spouses are required to provide such support without compensation. The decision handed down Tuesday...

Man gets probation for stealing WWII dog tags from archives

Jan. 22, 2020 1:44 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months of supervised probation for stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas DiGirolamo also ordered Robert Rumsby, 30, of...

Canada matching donations to fund for Iran plane families

Jan. 22, 2020 1:37 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's federal government said Wednesday it will match donations to a fund set up to help families of those who died in the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran this month. Parliamentary Secretary Omar Algabra said the government will match individual donations to the Canada Strong...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Industry officials believe many that hundreds of thousands of passengers scam the system each year by claiming they need their pet for emotional support. Those people avoid airline pet fees, which Oscar's owners paid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

US seeks to tighten rules covering service animals on planes

Jan. 22, 2020 1:35 PM EST

The days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on planes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday announced plans to tighten rules around service animals, the biggest change being that only dogs could qualify. Airlines say the number of support...

Panel endorses Indiana ban on drivers using handheld phones

Jan. 22, 2020 1:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A push to combat distracted driving with a ban on the use of handheld cellphones cleared its first hurdle Wednesday toward becoming the law in Indiana. An Indiana House committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill making cellphone use by all motorists illegal unless they are using...

Driver in stolen Arkansas SUV crashes into Missouri building

Jan. 22, 2020 1:25 PM EST

SRPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who was behind the wheel of a stolen Arkansas sport utility vehicle has crashed into a parked vehicle and a restaurant in Missouri while fleeing from law enforcement. The Greene County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office says in a news release...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 22, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Toothless cell-phone ban could make Pa. highways more dangerous Easton Express-Times Jan. 19 In trying to correct a weakness in Pennsylvania’s distracted-driving laws — drivers are still permitted to use hand-held...

Woman who stole an SUV with 3 kids inside is back in jail

Jan. 22, 2020 12:16 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman accused of commandeering a Jeep with three children inside it last fall is back in jail following her arrest for violating bail. Shannon Lee Dupree, 42, of Wilton, was indicted this month on three counts of kidnapping, and faces nine other charges, the Sun Journal...