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TSA absentee rate still high, but down from Sunday's peak

Jan. 16, 2019 6:24 PM EST

TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized just days before a three-day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that 6.1 percent of its airport screeners missed work Tuesday. That's nearly double the...

Rallies call for release of detained immigration activist

Jan. 16, 2019 5:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Rallies at federal immigration offices across the country Wednesday called for the release of Eduardo Samaniego, an immigration activist from Massachusetts facing deportation. In New York City, Los Angles, Boston, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, small crowds of...

Wrecks seen as wildfire areas brace for big California storm

Jan. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Days of rain and snow across California have snarled rush-hour commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads even before the most intense storm hits Wednesday, with wildfire-ravished communities bracing for dangerous mudslides and mountain residents facing a "potentially...

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

Jan. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's...

Train stuck on tracks disrupts service to Atlanta airport

Jan. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta commuter train stuck on the tracks has disrupted service to and from the world's busiest airport. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority tweeted around 9 p.m. Tuesday that the situation left regular trains unable to reach the station at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta...

Seeking the mystery of vortexes in Sedona, Arizona

Jan. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EST

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — I suppose I shouldn't have taken the parking attendant's advice so literally. "You'll know it when you feel it," he had told me when I asked where I'd find the vortex. I had traveled to Sedona for a weekend to see if I would experience what many visitors come here to find: a static in...

United's earnings, business-travel bookings boost shares

Jan. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EST

United Airlines executives say business travelers are booking flights at a faster clip than a year ago. The airline said Wednesday that business-travel bookings in the first week of January rose 11 percent from a year ago. On top of its quarterly earnings that beat expectations, the comments helped boost United's...

AP Explains: Who are al-Shabab attackers of Kenya hotel?

Jan. 16, 2019 12:43 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has targeted Kenya with several devastating assaults in recent years, leaving hundreds dead. Here's a look at the group which has been called the...

After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

Jan. 16, 2019 12:25 PM EST

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (AP) — More than 1,000 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States. Guatemala's migration authority said just over 1,300 people were able to register...

Spain draws record number of tourists, visitor spending up

Jan. 16, 2019 9:41 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish government figures show the country received a national record of 82.6 million foreign tourists last year. Industry, Trade and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said Wednesday the figures show Spain remains competitive as it battles to overtake France, the world's top destination in 2017...