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UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants' rights

May. 19, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian interior ministry vowed Sunday to press ahead with a new decree formalizing the closure of Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants, even after U.N. human rights investigators said it violated international law. Ministry officials said the security decree was "necessary and...

Missouri lawmakers OK $301M in bonds for bridge repairs

May. 17, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers approved a measure Friday that could authorize $301 million in bonds to repair 215 bridges across the state, allowing Gov. Mike Parson to make good on one of his top priorities just hours before wrapping up their annual session. The final version, however, was...

Romania sets big fines for drivers of ride-hailing services

May. 16, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian government has issued an emergency decree ramping up steep fines for drivers of ride-hailing services like Uber and Taxify. The decree taking effect Thursday fines drivers transporting people in their car without a valid taxi license up to $1,175 (1,050 euros) already...

FAA chief defends handling of Boeing Max safety approval

May. 15, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration defended his agency's safety certification of the Boeing 737 Max jetliner, the plane involved in two deadly crashes, and the FAA's decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so. During a...

The Latest: FAA acting head stands by safety certification

May. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigation into safety review of the troubled Boeing 737 Max (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that Boeing should have done more to explain an automated flight-control system on its 737 Max aircraft before...

Ethiopian Airlines hesitant about using Boeing Max jets

May. 13, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says his airline might never fly the Boeing 737 Max again after a deadly crash in March, and if it does, it will wait until other carriers use the plane first. Tewolde Gebremariam told NBC News that Ethiopian won't use the plane unless the airline, its pilots and...

Company says it was told duck boats were OK before sinking

May. 11, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — An entertainment company that owned a duck boat involved in a fatal sinking on a Missouri lake last summer disputes that an independent investigator told it its vehicles did not comply with a government standard. Ripley Entertainment hired Steve Paul in 2017 before it bought the boats...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 10, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders shaking hands...

North Dakota to sue Washington state over oil train standard

May. 10, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is preparing to sue Washington state over a new Washington law requiring oil shipped by rail through that state to have more of its volatile gases removed, which supporters say would reduce the risk of explosive and potentially deadly derailments. North Dakota officials...

Boeing didn't tell airlines that safety alert wasn't on

May. 5, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn't disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed. The feature was designed to warn...