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Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply

May. 25, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses. U.S. crude oil sank 4 percent after multiple reports indicated that Russia and OPEC could start...

The Latest: Syrian TV reporting military base under attack

May. 24, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Syrian TV reports that a military base in central Syria has come under attack from "enemy" fire. It says Syrian air defenses confronted the missile attack. It did not give more details. State- run news agency SANA reported minutes...

The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111

May. 21, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the crash of an airliner in Cuba (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111. State radio and television stations announced that Gretell Landrove Font died Monday...

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

May. 20, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference. Officials say 113 people were on a charter passenger jet hired by Cuba's...

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May. 20, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late Saturday...

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

May. 19, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred from...

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

May. 18, 2018 10:20 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said. The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from...

The Latest: Cuba state media says Castro had hernia surgery

May. 18, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the plane crash in Havana (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Cuban state media say Communist Party leader Raul Castro is recovering from a hernia operation. State television said on its evening broadcast that the 86-year-old leader who stepped down as president last month was...

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

May. 16, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming aviation market and exemplary air safety record. Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing, China, to...

APNewsBreak: US, Emirates strike deal resolving airline spat

May. 11, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates signed a deal Friday to resolve a years-old spat over alleged Emirati government subsidies to its airlines and accusations of unfair competition in the U.S. After months of negotiations, a deal was reached that was carefully constructed to...