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Seattle schools suspending over 100 bus routes

Oct. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is suspending 142 school bus routes beginning Monday. District officials said the cuts are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and because some drivers are choosing not to follow the state-mandated COVID-19 vaccine...

After Alitalia's demise, ITA airline launches with new look

Oct. 15, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s new national airline, ITA Airways, flew its inaugural flights Friday and unveiled its brand and logo, recycling the red, white and green of its Alitalia origins as it tries to chart a new future while competing with low-cost airlines. ITA, or Italy...

Man gets probation for obstructing probe in oil field death

Oct. 15, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former oil company maintenance manager was sentenced to 1 1/2 years of probation after pleading guilty to obstructing a federal investigation into the 2014 death of an oil field worker. Stephen Reisinger, 51, was sentenced Thursday by U.S....

Bus tips into sinkhole as deadly storms lash Greece

Oct. 15, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A bus transporting oil refinery workers fell into a sinkhole in the center of Greece’s second-largest city Friday as storms continued to batter the country, damaging roads, closing schools and causing the deaths of at least two people. ...

Cyprus: U.N. checks plane suspected of Libya embargo breach

Oct. 15, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — United Nations inspectors have completed their examination of a small aircraft stored in Cyprus that was reportedly suspected of violating a U.N. arms embargo on Libya, an aviation official in the east Mediterranean island nation said Friday. ...

Former Boeing pilot involved in Max testing indicted

Oct. 14, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former Boeing pilot was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators about the 737 Max jetliner, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. The indictment charges Mark A. Forkner with giving the Federal...

Svechnikov, Hurricanes beat Islanders 6-3 to open season

Oct. 14, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour felt good about the way his new-look roster played together on the opening night of the season. The familiar faces from three straight playoff appearances — led by Andrei Svechnikov — were pretty sharp, too. ...

Michigan governor orders urgent response to lead crisis

Oct. 14, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in tap water in the southwestern Michigan city of Benton Harbor and vowed to accelerate the replacement of its lead pipes. Her directive that...

Mexico City: criminal charges brought in subway collapse

Oct. 14, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors announced Thursday they will bring criminal charges shortly against “several people and companies” for construction and design defects that caused an elevated subway line to collapse in May, killing 26 people. Ernestina...

Man sentenced to probation for stealing metal from shipyard

Oct. 14, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to a year of probation for stealing scrap metal from a naval shipyard. A federal judge sentenced Michael Gamash, 65, of Old Orchard Beach on Thursday. The judge also ordered Gamash to pay more than $62,000...