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Piccadilly Lilly Diner owner Jessica Hein shares a booth with Jackson Evans, 4, as she waits for customers at the small restaurant adjacent to the Tri-County Airport in Lone Rock, Wis., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Lone Rock airport battles repeated flooding, now pandemic

Jul. 11, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

LONE ROCK, Wis. (AP) — Marc Higgs remembers when this flat stretch of earth bounded by the Wisconsin River to the south and the unglaciated bluffs to the north was essentially a desert, complete with prickly pear cactus. Heavy rains were rarely a concern and flooding issues were kept at bay due to the...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham puts on her face mask when not speaking during an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state during a news conference in the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Gov. Lujan Grisham used her line-item veto power to preserve executive control over hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funding, a move that could mean the loss of additional financial assistance for some Native American communities. She used her veto pen to scratch out entire paragraphs of the budget to prevent the Legislature from earmarking $318 million in federal virus relief funding for local governments. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)

The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports

Jul. 9, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections in the state and in neighboring Texas and Arizona. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham unveiled the sweeping...

Loaded 9 mm handgun found in bag by TSA at Omaha airport

Jul. 9, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Airport security agents found a loaded 9 mm handgun in a bag at Omaha’s airport, federal officials said Thursday. The gun was found Wednesday at an Eppley Airfield security checkpoint as the bag that carried it went through an X-ray machine, the U.S. Transportation Security...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 8, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them? New York Times July 1 Much of the focus on China in recent months has been over the coronavirus that originated there late last year. But that has hardly slowed...

FILE - In this March 7, 2011 file photo, a Pakistan International Airlines passenger jet is parked on the tarmac at a military base in Makassar, Indonesia. The spokesman of Pakistan’s national carrier said Wednesday, July 8, 2020, that the airline is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the crash, which killed 97 people on board, resulted in the stunning revelation that 260 of 860 pilots in Pakistan had cheated on their pilots exams, but were still given licences by the Civil Aviation Authority. (AP Photo, File)

Pakistani carrier fires 28 pilots over fake licenses scandal

Jul. 8, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's national carrier is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the company's spokesman said Wednesday, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the May 22 crash that killed 97 people on board...

No COVID fatalities in Connecticut for 1st time in months

Jul. 7, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Data released Tuesday indicates there were no new COVID-19-associated deaths in Connecticut since Monday, marking the first time since mid-March that the state has not reported a death tied to the disease. To date, there have been a total of 4,338 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Connecticut. The state has had...

Ski area owned by gov's family, other resorts get PPP loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An investment group led by the family of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu benefited from a program created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Waterville Valley Holdings, which received between $350,000 and $1 million from the Paycheck Protection...

Two survive crash of small plane on Iron Range

Jul. 6, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

EVELETH, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say two people survived the crash of a small plane in northeastern Minnesota. Tower Municipal Airport manager John Burgess says the Piper PA-32 departed early Sunday afternoon, destined for somewhere in Wisconsin. KBJR-TV reports Burgess says no flight plan had...

McCarran International Airport to get $17 million from feds

Jul. 6, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport will receive federal funding to help with improvements. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported Sunday that the nation's eighth busiest airport will get $17 million in grant money for upgrades. It's part of $800 million in infrastructure spending...

Report: Sardinia blocks Americans who land in private jet

Jul. 2, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Officials on the Italian island of Sardinia are distancing themselves from a reported decision by local airport authorities to prevent a group of Americans who arrived in a private plane from going to their rented summer house due to European Union anti-coronavirus measures.. Because of the...