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Marches and strikes rattle Catalonia amid separatist anger

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight night of unrest. Chaotic scenes of violence erupted after more...

60 Nevada Army guardsmen headed to Kuwait with helicopters

Oct. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — About 60 soldiers in the Nevada Army National Guard and a fleet of its Chinook helicopters are going to spend most of the next nine months in Kuwait. The Bravo Company, 1/189th Aviation unit in Reno had planned to leave Thursday following a mobilization ceremony at the Army Aviation...

Southwest pushes back return of troubled Boeing Max, again

Oct. 17, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines has again pushed back the return of its Boeing 737 Max jets as Boeing tries to fix the aircraft following two deadly crashes. Southwest said Thursday that it will keep its Max out of its schedule until Feb. 8, about a month longer than previously planned. The airline says...

Chinle airport closed indefinitely due to asphalt problems

Oct. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

CHINLE, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Division of Transportation has closed Chinle Airport runway until further notice due to existing asphalt deterioration. Authorities say the division's Road Maintenance and Airports Management departments assessed the Chinle Community Airport on Monday. They say the...

United Airlines posts $1 billion profit on summer travel

Oct. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel and slightly higher fares helped United Airlines boost third-quarter profit 23% to $1 billion. The results released Tuesday were better than Wall Street expected, and United raised its forecast of full-year profit. United indicated that demand for leisure and business travel...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

Indonesia province shuts schools as haze from fires returns

Oct. 14, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) — Thick, noxious haze from new deliberately set fires blanketed parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Monday after days of improving air quality, causing school closings and flight delays. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said nearly 1,200 fires were...

FBI says no charge for woman who boards plane without ticket

Oct. 12, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — FBI officials say they will not file criminal charges against a woman who boarded a flight at a Florida airport without a ticket and was removed. Delta Airlines has said Sylvia Rictor boarded one of its planes at a Florida airport without a ticket last weekend and was removed, delaying...

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Oct. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare after...

United Airlines extends schedule without grounded Boeing Max

Oct. 11, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is the third and final U.S. airline to give up plans to return a grounded Boeing plane to service this year. United said Friday it will keep its Boeing 737 Max jets out of its schedule until Jan. 6, about three weeks longer than previously planned. Without the planes, United...