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Strong typhoon crosses southwest Japan; 1 dead, dozens hurt

Aug. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon lashed southwestern Japan on Thursday with massive rain and strong winds, leaving one dead and at least 34 others injured, paralyzing traffic and cutting power to thousands of homes during Japan's Buddhist holiday week. Typhoon Krosa landed near Kure in western Hiroshima on...

American Airlines seeks flight-cancellation cash from unions

Aug. 14, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines wants two labor unions to pay damages and the company's attorney fees, saying they ignored a judge's order to quickly end a work slowdown by mechanics. American hasn't put a dollar figure on its request but says the slowdown caused "enormous financial losses" from...

The Latest: France presses for Hong Kong talks to end crisis

Aug. 14, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests (all times local): 3 a.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called on all sides, especially authorities in Hong Kong, to restart talks to end violence and bring a "peaceful outcome" to the crisis surrounding pro-democracy...

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Aug. 14, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police...

Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

Aug. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Frenzied mob violence Tuesday against two men protesters suspected of being spies from mainland China marked the second day of pro-democracy demonstrations that have caused mass cancellations and disruptions in Hong Kong's busy airport. Calm eventually returned, with most of the protesters...

Latest: Hong Kong police: 5 arrested after airport protests

Aug. 13, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Hong Kong police say they have arrested five people for unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers and possessing weapons after a second day of mass protests at the city's airport. Officials said in a statement that some...

Hong Kong's business reputation takes hit with airport chaos

Aug. 13, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

Protests at Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday caused a second day of travel mayhem at one of the world's busiest air-transport hubs, further threatening the city's reputation as a stable place for doing business. Travelers trying to catch their flights were met with an announcement that check-in was suspended from...

Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights for second day after protesters take over terminals

Aug. 13, 2019 5:30 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights for second day after protesters take over terminals.

Hong Kong airport closure left travelers seeking answers

Aug. 13, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The reports started circulating around the gate area and were echoed on social media: Hong Kong International Airport, a major hub in Asia through which thousands of passengers pass each day, might close soon due to ongoing protests inside the terminal. Soon after, the confusion set in....

Hong Kong airport protest shutdown tarnishes business image

Aug. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

Mass flight cancellations at Hong Kong's airport disrupted one of the world's busiest air-transport hubs on Monday, causing chaos for tourists and business travelers and playing havoc with global airlines' flight schedules— a fresh escalation of the city's protest movement that threatens the Asian city's...