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Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

Sep. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor. Gov. Matt Bevin...

Kentucky scraps plan for distributing Real ID licenses

Sep. 18, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has backed off plans to have circuit court clerk's offices distribute new driver's licenses that comply with a federal travel law stemming from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Instead, the state Transportation Cabinet said Wednesday that it will work with Kentucky lawmakers...

Emails: Albuquerque spent $1.6M on canceled Mexico flights

Sep. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque spent nearly $1.6 million to promote a Mexico-based airline that had promised — then canceled — regular international flights and city officials raced behind the scenes to unsuccessfully save the direct service amid uncertainty from the Mexican...

The Latest: Dorian churns north along North Carolina coast

Sep. 5, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian is brushing up against North Carolina as it keeps churning northeast, just offshore. In a late Thursday night advisory, the National Hurricane Center says the Category 2 storm continued to...

Broadway secret: A frequent flyer program for theater fans

Sep. 4, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This past spring, dance teacher Donna Cory and one of her students took in the new "Oklahoma!" revival on Broadway. They thought the musical was bold and historic and urgently current. But perhaps one of the coolest things about the experience was the cost — $0. Cory is one of...

Protests on roads near Hong Kong airport disrupt air travel

Sep. 1, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked roads near Hong Kong's airport with burning barricades and damaged a train station Sunday after a night of violent clashes with police. Train and some bus service to the airport on the outlying island of Chek Lap Kok were suspended. Some passengers walked...

Teen activist sails across Atlantic to go to climate meeting

Aug. 28, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City to chants and cheers Wednesday after a trans-Atlantic trip on a sailboat to attend a global warming conference. Thunberg, 16, and her crew were escorted into a lower Manhattan marina at about 4 p.m., concluding a two-week...

Liz Weston: Who gets your digital assets - heirs or hackers?

Aug. 26, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

A bank or brokerage can't just take your money when you die. If you don't have a will or other estate plan, the laws of your state determine who gets the value in those accounts. Your digital assets are a different story. Your online photos and videos, frequent flyer miles, cryptocurrency and other digitally...

Air traveler accused of punching pilot at Vegas airport gate

Aug. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say an air traveler was detained by Las Vegas police after he punched an airline pilot at a McCarran International Airport gate where crew members determined he was too intoxicated to board a flight. Las Vegas police Officer Alejandra Zambrano says the pilot refused medical...

Hong Kong airport protest shutdown tarnishes business image

Aug. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

Mass flight cancellations at Hong Kong's airport disrupted one of the world's busiest air-transport hubs on Monday, causing chaos for tourists and business travelers and playing havoc with global airlines' flight schedules— a fresh escalation of the city's protest movement that threatens the Asian city's...