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Report: Boy, 9, catches massive blue catchfish

Nov. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — He caught a fish “this” big. No, really. KVIA-TV reports a 9-year-old New Mexico boy landed a 42-pound (19-kilogram) blue catfish this week while fishing in the Elephant Butte Reservoir. Kris Flores told the station his son, Alex, made the big catch Sunday evening and...

United delays planned return of grounded Boeing 737 Max

Nov. 15, 2019 12:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is removing the grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule until March 4, two months longer than previously planned. The change follows similar moves by American and Southwest, and reflects further delays in Boeing’s work to fix the plane after two deadly crashes....

Defendant in Vermont ski fraud case wants passport back

Nov. 15, 2019 10:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of four men facing federal charges in what’s described as a multimillion-dollar fraud case in northern Vermont is asking for his passport back. In court papers filed Wednesday, William Stenger says he needs his passport so he can travel internationally for work. Stenger...

High tides surge through Venice, locals rush to protect art

Nov. 15, 2019 10:02 AM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice again on Friday, prompting the mayor to close St. Mark’s Square and call for more donations for repairs just three days after the Italian lagoon city suffered its worst flooding in 50 years. The high tide peaked at 1.54...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

Strike begins at South Africa’s state-owned airline

Nov. 15, 2019 8:43 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Workers began striking Friday at South Africa’s troubled state-owned airline over nearly 1,000 expected job cuts, with flights now canceled until at least Tuesday. South African Airways, Africa’s second-largest carrier, has warned that the strike “endangers the...

‘Historic’ 1st visa-free trip by Pole to US mocked as stunt

Nov. 15, 2019 6:55 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish state television’s reporting on the “emotional” and “historic” first visit by a Polish citizen to the United States without need of a visa has faced scrutiny and ridicule after viewers noticed the traveler was one of the broadcaster’s...

Volkswagen donation to expand US forest by 1,500 acres

Nov. 15, 2019 4:25 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen plans to donate $1.25 million to help expand Cherokee National Forest near the company’s Chattanooga plant and offer community grants. On Thursday, The Conservation Fund announced a collaboration with Volkswagen to open three tracts near the plant for outdoor...

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

Nov. 15, 2019 2:59 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia’s national carrier Qantas on Friday successfully completed a 19 ½-hour, nonstop flight from London to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultralong-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag. The Boeing 787-9...

North Korea says it issued ultimatum to South over resort

Nov. 14, 2019 10:19 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it issued an ultimatum to South Korea that it will tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort if the South continues to ignore its demands to come and clear them out. The North Korean statement...