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Asian shares weaker after spike in crude oil rattles market

Sep. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing plant caused crude prices to soar, prompting selling of airlines and other fuel-dependent industries. The U.S. and international benchmarks for crude fell back slightly after vaulting more...

Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant jolts supply

Sep. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

Global energy prices spiked more than 14% Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record. It was an increase on par with the 1991 Gulf War and analysts said heightened tensions in the Middle East could keep prices elevated for the...

American Airlines delays Boeing Max return

Sep. 1, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

American Airlines says it is delaying the expected return date for its Boeing 737 Max jets. The airline said Sunday that while it "remains confident" that coming software updates and training will mean recertification of the aircraft this year, it is extending cancellations for Max flights through Dec. 3. The...

United removes Boeing Max from schedule until mid-December

Aug. 30, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

United Airlines is again delaying the expected return date for its grounded Boeing 737 Max jets. The airline said Friday that it has removed the Max from its schedule until Dec. 19, six weeks longer than previously planned. United owns 14 Max jets, which have been grounded since March after the second of two...

Pilot praised for 1989 Iowa crash landing dies in Seattle

Aug. 26, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Al Haynes, a pilot credited for saving the lives of nearly 200 people by guiding a damaged passenger jet into a crash landing at an Iowa airport in 1989, has died. Haynes died Sunday at age 87 in a Seattle-area hospital, said Gary Brown, an emergency services director for Woodbury...

United tells pilots no alcohol for 12 hours before flights

Aug. 13, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines is setting an earlier cutoff time for when pilots must stop drinking alcohol before flights. The airline is telling pilots they must abstain from alcohol for 12 hours before flights, up from the previous eight hours. The change in the rule — it's called...

US lays out enforcement priorities for animals on planes

Aug. 8, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

The government is telling airlines and passengers how it will enforce rules governing animals that people bring on planes. The Transportation Department said Thursday that airline employees can bar any animal they consider a safety threat. Airlines, however, can be punished if they ban an entire dog or cat breed,...