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Barriers up, beaches closed as storm Isaias threatens NYC

Aug. 3, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is putting up storm barriers to protect its famed South Street Seaport, officials are warning of heavy rain and flooding, and commuter train service to and from Connecticut is being reduced with Tropical Storm Isaias expected to hit the Northeastern U.S. on Tuesday. Mayor Bill...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver.  Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

Aug. 1, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money to keep them on the payroll until next spring. The unions have gained significant support among Democrats. They hope that the prospect of mass layoffs weeks before a pivotal election will...

This photo provided by shows a mural forSarah Keys Evans on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.  Evans, whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 sparked a change in law is being honored with a plaza bearing her name and murals depicting her arrest. (Les Atkins via AP)

Woman who refused to give up bus seat to be honored

Aug. 1, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 led to a lawsuit that sparked a change in law is being honored with a special day. Sarah Keys Evans was being honored by the city of Roanoke Rapids on Saturday with a plaza bearing her name and murals...

Truck smashes into bus in north Sudan, killing at least 13

Jul. 31, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A speeding truck trying to overtake a car crashed into a passenger bus on a highway in northern Sudan on Friday, killing 13 people and injuring 15, authorities. Sudanese police said the accident happened near the village of Dongola on the Nile River, around 500 miles north of the capital,...

DOT: Top executive's departure unrelated to treasurer's call

Jul. 30, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top executive's departure from the North Carolina Department of Transportation has nothing to do with state Treasurer Dale Folwell's call earlier this month to replace him, a DOT spokesperson said Thursday. Chief Operating Officer Bobby Lewis' last day on the job will be Friday,...

FILE - A line of Spirit Airlines jets sit on the tarmac at the Orlando International Airport Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Spirit Airlines is warning, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, employees that it could furlough up to 30% of its roughly 9,000 workers in October, when federal payroll-help money runs out. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Spirit warns of layoffs; aid for contractors being examined

Jul. 29, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

Spirit Airlines is warning employees that it could furlough up to 30% of its roughly 9,000 workers in October, when federal payroll-help money runs out. CEO Ted Christie said in a memo to employees that furloughs might be needed because Spirit is burning through too much cash as the coronavirus pandemic continues...

Massachusetts House votes to extend legislative session

Jul. 29, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House on Wednesday made the rare move of passing an order to suspend the Legislature's own rules and extend the legislative session scheduled to end Friday through January. The move was made as several major bills are still being debated, including police accountability...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus wait to cross an intersection in Beijing, Saturday, July 25, 2020. China on Saturday reported several dozen new confirmed coronavirus cases, including a few who caught the virus abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: New virus cases rise in China's Xinjiang region

Jul. 27, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday. The capital Beijing also reported its first case of domestic transmission in more than two weeks, while the northeastern province of Liaoning added another six cases in its local...

Support in House for $32B more for airlines but fate unclear

Jul. 27, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives has endorsed a provision calling for $32 billion to protect aviation workers from layoffs though next March, as airlines fight to survive a huge downturn in travel caused by the virus pandemic. House backers of the aid provision released a...

Woman accused of joining IS arrested on return to Germany

Jul. 27, 2020 5:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday a German woman who allegedly joined the Islamic State group in Syria was arrested upon her return to the country. She is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist group, war crimes against property and other crimes. Federal prosecutors said in a written...