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American Airlines CEO defends JetBlue deal to federal judge

Oct. 03, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

The CEO of American Airlines said Monday that his airline needed a partnership with JetBlue because Delta Air Lines had bulked up through a merger sooner than American, had more takeoff and landing rights at New York airports, and fewer unionized workers. Robert Isom also conceded...

UnitedHealth closes roughly $8B deal for Change Healthcare

Oct. 03, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — UnitedHealth Group said Monday that it completed its acquisition of Change Healthcare, closing the roughly $8 billion deal a couple weeks after a judge rejected a challenge from federal regulators. UnitedHealth is merging the technology company with its...

Archives: Records from Trump WH staffers remain missing

Oct. 01, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives and Records Administration informed lawmakers that a number of electronic communications from Trump White House staffers remain missing, nearly two years since the administration was required to turn them over. The nation's record-keeping...

Trump records probe: Tensions flare over special master

Sep. 29, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parallel special master process spawned by the FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate has slowed the Justice Department's criminal investigation and exposed simmering tensions between department prosecutors and lawyers for the former president. As the...

New US attorney for west Tennessee gets sworn in

Sep. 29, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — West Tennessee has a new top federal prosecutor. Kevin Ritz was sworn in Wednesday as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, according to a Department of Justice news release. The district includes the cities of Memphis and...

Senators push new oversight to combat federal prison crises

Sep. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday to overhaul oversight and bring greater transparency to the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons following reporting from The Associated Press that exposed systemic corruption in the federal prison system...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 28, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. September 26, 2022. Editorial: Pete Antonacci was the ultimate right-hand man Pete Antonacci was around so long, it was natural to assume he would be there forever. But his long career abruptly ended last Friday when he died of a heart...

Alabama prisoners refusing to work in 2nd day of protest

Sep. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama inmates were in their second day of a work strike Tuesday, refusing to labor in prison kitchens, laundries and factories to protest conditions in the state’s overcrowded, understaffed lock-ups. Prisoners including those who provide food, laundry...

JetBlue CEO first witness in US lawsuit against 2 airlines

Sep. 27, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

Government lawyers used airline executives' own words in trying Tuesday to persuade a federal judge to kill a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways. The government argued that the deal is, in effect, a merger that will cost consumers $700 million a year in higher...

NAACP says Jackson's water problems are civil rights issue

Sep. 27, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a federal complaint Tuesday, the NAACP said Mississippi officials “all but assured” a drinking water calamity in Jackson by depriving the state’s majority-Black capital city of badly needed funds to upgrade its infrastructure. The organization asked the...