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93 women accuse former USC doctor of sex abuse

Oct. 18, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abused by a former University of Southern California gynecologist are suing the school, contending it ignored decades of complaints. "I am part of an accidental sisterhood of hundreds of women because the university we love...

PulteGroup, IBM and Fiat Chrysler fall while Netflix climbs

Oct. 17, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: PulteGroup Inc., down 80 cents to $22.82 Homebuilders fell after the Commerce Department said construction of new homes fell in September. Netflix Inc., up $18.30 to $364.70 The streaming video company said it gained more new...

United 3Q profit up 30 percent as it recoups fuel costs

Oct. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines says it is now passing the full impact of higher fuel prices to its customers, helping the nation's third-biggest carrier boost third-quarter profit by 30 percent. Parent company United Continental Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it earned $836 million, as rising revenue more...

AA aims to avoid putting delayed travelers on other airlines

Oct. 8, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or canceled flights. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy...

Included in House FAA bill: Minimum size for airline seats

Sep. 26, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

The House voted Wednesday to direct the federal government to set a minimum size for airline seats, bar passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, and consider whether to restrict animals on planes. Those and other passenger-related provisions were included in a bill to authorize Federal Aviation...

NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year's near disaster

Sep. 25, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

Federal safety officials blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within 10 to 20 feet of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco. The Air Canada pilots were apparently confused because one of two parallel runways was closed and dark before the late-night incident. The crew was...

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...

Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising checked-bag fees

Sep. 19, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is joining two rivals in raising fees to check a bag on a flight within the United States. Delta on Wednesday posted new fees of $30 for checking a first bag and $40 for a second bag — increasing the previous fees by $5 each. The changes match increases recently...

Trump leads nation in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks

Sep. 11, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Standing in the field where the last of the Sept. 11 planes crashed, President Donald Trump praised the "band of brave patriots" who helped bring down the jetliner and saved the lives of countless others in the nation's capital. Trump paid his respects Tuesday at a rural...

United Airlines is raising baggage fees, matching JetBlue

Aug. 31, 2018 1:50 PM EDT

United Airlines is raising checked-bag fees for many passengers, matching a move earlier this week by JetBlue Airways. United raised fees for checking a first bag from $25 to $30 and a second bag from $35 to $40 for tickets issued on or after Friday. The fees cover flights in North and Central America and the...