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Western WA rain, wind causing power outages, airport delays

Sep. 17, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A surge of moisture from the Pacific moving into western Washington is bringing rain and wind to the region, causing power outages and airport delays. The National Weather Service in Seattle said Friday that 1 to 2 inches of rain was possible...

Shanghai cuts transport as Typhoon Chanthu moves up coast

Sep. 13, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Flights and trains were canceled in Shanghai, China's largest city, as Typhoon Chanthu moved up the Chinese coast Monday after bringing heavy rain and wind to Taiwan. Local media reported all flights were suspended from Shanghai’s two airports. Some...

Taiwan cancels airline flights as typhoon approaches

Sep. 11, 2021 06:40 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Airline flights, ferries and train service were canceled as Typhoon Chanthu roared toward Taiwan on Saturday and authorities warned of high wind and heavy rain along the island's south and east coast. Chanthu's center was forecast to pass Taiwan's...

US investigating airlines over slow refunds during pandemic

Sep. 10, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is detailing efforts it says it is making to help airline customers who were wrongfully denied refunds after flights were canceled or changed during the pandemic. The department says in a new report that it investigated 20...

Hartford city council, mayor want local airport closed

Aug. 24, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford city council has joined the city's mayor in calling for the closure of the Hartford-Brainard Airport, a small airfield used by flight schools, public safety flights and entertainers who come to town. The council unanimously approved a...

California wildfire smoke closes Reno schools, Tahoe parks

Aug. 23, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Dense smoke from massive wildfires burning in neighboring California created hazardous air quality in the Reno-Tahoe area on Monday, canceling flights and forcing the closure of schools, parks and popular summer beaches. Government air monitors were...

Spirit Air says canceled flights cost $50M, hurt bookings

Aug. 16, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

Spirit Airlines said Monday the cancellation of more than 2,800 flights over an 11-day stretch this summer cost the budget airline about $50 million in lost revenue and caused spending to soar. The airline said the service meltdown that started in late July and a rise in...

US military officials: Kabul airport now closed to commercial flights as military evacuations continue

Aug. 15, 2021 13:57 PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US military officials: Kabul airport now closed to commercial flights as military evacuations continue.

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

Aug. 13, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Claim that $2.5...

Fort Wayne airport evacuated after getting potential threat

Aug. 06, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne International Airport was evacuated Friday afternoon while authorities investigated a potential threat, the airport director said. The Transportation Security Administration alerted airport officials to a threat made on Twitter about a...