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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...

Mexico's president-elect stuck aboard delayed flight

Sep. 20, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the plight of average travelers: being trapped on delayed flights. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was stuck for at least three hours after his flight...

'Show must go on:' Stranded in Europe, orchestra improvises

Sep. 18, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album "Songs in the Key of A" — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when it got stuck in Paris en route to the...

The Latest: North Carolina governor visits hard-hit New Bern

Sep. 17, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and sailboats....

Libya authorities close Tripoli's only airport over safety

Sep. 17, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities have closed the capital Tripoli's only functioning airport, diverting traffic to another one at the nearby militia-controlled city of Misrata. The Monday move came after the U.N.-backed Tripoli government handed control of the facility from one militia to another,...

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

Sep. 16, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines. The storm was still affecting southern China's coast and the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and rain and...

The Latest: Phoenix airport terminal re-opened after scare

Sep. 16, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on partial closure at busy Phoenix airport terminal due to unattended vehicle (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Police say a terminal at the Phoenix airport has been re-opened after an unattended rental car left in a curb lane prompted a security scare. Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy...

Suspicious vehicle closes part of Phoenix airport terminal

Sep. 16, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say parts of a busy terminal have been shut down as police investigate a vehicle that was left unattended. Authorities say a suspicious vehicle was parked outside early Sunday and its owner could not be found. An airport spokeswoman says...

The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

Sep. 14, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami...

The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

Sep. 13, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds and a...