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Germany's Lufthansa aims to pay back government aid quickly

Jun. 18, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Friday that the company aims to pay back billions of euros in aid provided to help the airline through the coronavirus pandemic before Germany's election in late September. Germany's biggest airline, which also owns...

California urges power conservation for second day amid heat

Jun. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's power grid operator called for a second day of voluntary energy conservation and the governor declared an emergency as much of the state sweltered under a heat wave that has baked the U.S. West. The California Independent System Operator...

Inspection finds problems in rest of Mexico City subway line

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A visual inspection has found problems in about one-third of the elevated Mexico City subway line where one span collapsed on May 3, killing 26 people. The College of Engineers study of the city’s Number 12 line covered the 7.5 miles (12...

Hoboken, ferry company reach deal on coveted riverfront spot

Jun. 17, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A deal has been reached on a coveted piece of real estate on the Hudson River that had been the source of a court battle between the city of Hoboken and ferry company NY Waterway. State and local officials announced Thursday that Hoboken will pay NY...

Nevada OSHA probing death of worker at airport in Las Vegas

Jun. 17, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State safety officials are investigating the death of a worker at McCarran International Airport in what authorities in Las Vegas termed a vehicle accident. The identity of the dead person and the nature of the incident were not immediately disclosed...

Albuquerque sues over lighting on problem-plagued bus route

Jun. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city has sued companies involved in the design and construction of a rapid transit system over light fixtures that have fallen or weren't secured. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system has been plagued with problems that...

Brief, global internet outages blamed on software bug

Jun. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe offline during peak business hours in Asia. Akamai, which runs one of the internet's main content-delivery systems,...

Aviation group announces expansion at West Virginia airport

Jun. 17, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — An aviation group is expanding its hangars at a new business park at a northern West Virginia airport, creating up to 300 jobs, officials announced. Gov. Jim Justice, along with company and other officials, announced the expansion Wednesday at...

Chicago gets new postmaster following delivery complaints

Jun. 16, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Months of public outcry about the delays in the delivery of Chicago's mail has led to the replacement of the city’s postmaster, the U.S. Postal Service has announced. Wanda Prater, postmaster since 2018, has been replaced as postmaster by Eddie Morgan...

Southwest still struggling with flight delays, cancellations

Jun. 16, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passengers on Southwest Airlines had to deal with canceled flights and delays for a third day on Wednesday, as the airline tried to recover from technology problems that started earlier this week. By late afternoon Central time, Southwest had canceled...