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FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return

May. 23, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again. Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA to hear the...

Hometown star Spieth stays hot, 1 behind Finau at Colonial

May. 23, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — If Jordan Spieth is going to end a victory drought that's approaching two years, the three-time major winner picked a good place to give himself a chance. Spieth opened with a 5-under 65 at Colonial on Thursday in his second Texas homecoming in three weeks — coming off his...

Health officials warn of measles exposure at Texas airport

May. 23, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas say a person who passed through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has tested positive for measles and are warning other travelers to make sure they're immunized. Tarrant County health officials said in a statement Thursday that the person was at the airport May...

2 plead guilty in Texas in Backpage.com sex-trafficking case

May. 23, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in Texas for using the now-defunct Backpage.com sex-trafficking site to advertise victims for sale. Federal prosecutors in Fort Worth say Joshua Glaze pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking through force fraud or coercion....

FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jet

May. 22, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration. Representatives from 33 other global aviation regulators will meet in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday to hear FAA...

Long-running Colonial back on solid footing with new sponsor

May. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer's...

Texas man accused of abducting girl, 8, faces federal charge

May. 22, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man accused of abducting an 8-year-old Texas girl as she was taking a walk with her mother has been charged in federal court with kidnapping. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Michael Webb appeared in federal court in Fort Worth on Tuesday for an initial hearing and that he'll remain...

Police checked kidnapping suspect's room hours before arrest

May. 21, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say police visited the motel room of a Texas man suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl but didn't see the child, who was eventually found safe about two hours later. Michael Webb is charged with aggravated kidnapping after authorities say he snatched the girl as...

Fort Worth fires police chief after incident in Washington

May. 20, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police Chief Joel Fitzgerald was fired Monday following an incident in Washington, D.C. that city officials said was the latest to bring his "judgment and leadership" into question. City Manager David Cooke announced Fitzgerald's ouster at an afternoon press conference,...

American Airlines sues unions, accusing workers of slowdown

May. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity. The airline says mechanics have caused about 900 cancellations or long delays...