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High court declines to take up fight over airline crew rest

Jun. 30, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up a case involving a state law that gives California-based flight crews more generous meal and rest breaks than required by federal rules. Several Virgin America flight attendants sued to be included under the law,...

Delta wins right to stay at Dallas airport after lawsuit

Jun. 23, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will be able to continue operating flights at Dallas Love Field for another six years, under a settlement approved by the city council. The agreement, which passed without debate this week, appears to end a long court fight over gates at the city-owned...

Lithuania defends ban on some goods to Russia's Kaliningrad

Jun. 20, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania on Monday defended its decision to bar rail transit from Russia to a Russian Baltic Sea exclave of goods hit by European Union sanctions, in a move that drew Moscow's strong anger amid high tensions in the region. Lithuanian Foreign Minister...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Verizon, AT&T delay some 5G service over airlines' concerns

Jun. 17, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

Federal regulators say Verizon and AT&T will delay part of their 5G rollout near airports to give airlines more time to ensure that equipment on their planes is safe from interference from the wireless signals, but the airline industry is not happy about the deal. An airline...

Freedom riders' 1947 convictions vacated in North Carolina

Jun. 17, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Legendary civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and three other men who were sentenced to work on a chain gang in North Carolina after they launched the first of the “freedom rides” to challenge Jim Crow laws had their convictions posthumously vacated Friday, more than...

Butler to lead new West Virginia transportation division

Jun. 17, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cindy Butler has been appointed commissioner of the new Division of Multimodal Transportation Facilities within the West Virginia Department of Transportation. Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston announced Butler's appointment Thursday. ...

Jan. 6 panel releases video of Capitol tour before attack

Jun. 15, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection released video on Wednesday of a tour led by a Republican lawmaker the day before the attack, showing participants taking photos of stairwells and tunnels in the Capitol complex. The panel released...

Kansas AG's race: Kobach backs lowering drinking age to 18

Jun. 15, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Republican candidate Kris Kobach on Wednesday endorsed lowering Kansas' legal drinking age to 18 and promised that if he's elected attorney general this year, he will challenge the federal policy preventing such a move. Kobach criticized a 1980s federal...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 14, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 11, 2022. Editorial: What role did Hawley, Marshall play in the Jan. 6 DC insurrection? Watch the hearings The House committee examining the riotous insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has started its final series of hearings, with...