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Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

May. 17, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city. The...

Flight attendants' union supports Frontier-Spirit merger

May. 17, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest union for U.S. flight attendants threw its support Tuesday behind Frontier Airlines' proposal to buy Spirit Airlines after it reached a deal with Frontier on how to combine cabin crews at the two carriers. The Association of Flight Attendants, which...

Mail suspended for some northern Mainers due to potholes

May. 17, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

DYER BROOK, Maine (AP) — Residents of a town in far northern Maine are experiencing trouble with mail delivery that officials blame on roads full of potholes. Officials with the postal service told Dyer Brook officials last week that mail carriers were suspending deliveries because...

FAA to let United use jets grounded after engine failure

May. 17, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Federal safety regulators have approved a path for United Airlines to resume using dozens of Boeing 777 jets that have been grounded since the engine on one plane blew apart over Denver last year. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it has approved steps...

Heavy rains trigger floods in northeast India, killing 11

May. 17, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — At least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said Tuesday. Several railway stations were closed because of floods, said Nazreen Ahmed, a senior official in Assam’s Dima Hasao...

Grant to fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park

May. 17, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The $358,035 grant for the Ratliff Hole Area Renovation in Pike County will go toward a new trail, improved parking and...

Fan falls through Detroit footbridge on way to Tigers game

May. 16, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man walking on a footbridge to a Detroit Tigers game said he fell 15 feet (4.6 meters) to the ground when part of the concrete collapsed. Ely Hydes said the incident occurred May 9, but the bridge still was open until The Detroit News reached out to the state...

BNSF tweaks attendance rules but unions still complain

May. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad is tweaking its strict new attendance policy that upset workers, but the unions that challenged the rules since they took effect in February say the changes don't go far enough. The railroad has told employees that starting next month it will make...

Rebuffed by Spirit, JetBlue goes hostile in takeover bid

May. 16, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

JetBlue launched a hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines on Monday and asked shareholders of the low-cost carrier to reject a proposed acquisition by Frontier Airlines. JetBlue hopes that its move will push Spirit's board to the negotiating table after the board rejected an...

Bus drivers demanding 10% pay hike strike in Iranian capital

May. 16, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Bus drivers in Tehran seeking a 10% wage increase walked off the job Monday, paralyzing parts of the city, local media reported, the latest civic demonstration in Iran amid growing public frustration with food price spikes and mounting economic pressures. Mayor...