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Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

Sep. 20, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says that his airline would be acting just like many other...

The Latest: More than a dozen arrested on looting charges

Sep. 20, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Authorities cracking down on looting and break-ins in one North Carolina county impacted by Florence say they've arrested more than a dozen people. Three of those arrests came after an online undercover sting operation. News...

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sep. 20, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with your child's meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out...

American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

Sep. 20, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. The first bag is now $30 and the second is $40. Those are each...

Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum

Sep. 20, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police have shut down a small makeshift museum that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, saying the building's managers do not have a tourism license. Police announced Thursday that they raided the venue a day earlier while seven tourists were...

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Sep. 20, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina. Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the...

Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

Sep. 20, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday. Ear Spring on Yellowstone's Geyser Hill went from being dormant on Saturday to spewing steam and water between 20 and 30 feet (6 and 9...

Florida student pilot charged with attempt to steal plane

Sep. 20, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student pilot suspected of boarding a vacant passenger plane at a central Florida airport early Thursday has been charged with criminal attempt to steal an airplane, officials said. The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating and trying to determine a motive in the...

California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

Sep. 20, 2018 4:52 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws.

The Latest: Thermal spring erupts at Yellowstone

Sep. 20, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on new thermal activity in Yellowstone National Park (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Yellowstone National Park official says a thermal spring near Old Faithful is erupting for the first time in 14 years. Park spokesman Neal Herbert said Thursday that Ear Spring erupted...