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Virginia woman convicted of shining strobe light at Navy jet

Sep. 25, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been convicted of intentionally pointing a homemade strobe light at a Navy aircraft. Lou Ella Moore, 64, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor interference with aircraft operation, WAVY-TV reported Thursday. She was sentenced to 180 days, all suspended, and 50 hours...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Moon Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia

Sep. 24, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia health official is warning of a “severe public health threat” if a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump goes forward Friday evening. Dr. Natasha Dwamena, a Department of Public Health district director, said in a letter Thursday that the 4,000...

Cargo plane crashes at airport in Somalia's capital, 3 hurt

Sep. 19, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A cargo plane crashed Saturday morning at the international airport in Somalia's capital, and the country's transport minister said three of the four crew members on board were injured. Photos from the scene showed the plane's cockpit crushed against a concrete barrier just steps...

A damaged business is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Perdido Key, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

The Latest: Sally speeding up, still dumping heavy rain

Sep. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: MIAMI — Sally is moving a lot faster but it’s still dumping heavy rains in southeastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina, where forecasters also said there was a chance of tornadoes. The National Hurricane Center said Sally was traveling at...

Passengers walk through the new terminal at the Salt Lake City International Airport Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City's renovated airport welcomed its first passengers at a new concourse that is part of the first phase of a $4.1 billion project. A second concourse is set to open in October and the rest of the rest of the new airport is scheduled to be completed by 2024. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Salt Lake City opens first part of $4B renovated airport

Sep. 15, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City's renovated airport welcomed its first passengers Tuesday at a new concourse that is part of the first phase of a $4.1 billion project. A plane leaving for Atlanta received a water cannon salute on the tarmac and city, airport and airline officials held a ribbon...

Crews locate missing plane in water-filled quarry

Sep. 14, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — Recovery crews have located a missing airplane in a water-filled quarry near the Mississippi River on Grey Cloud Island in south Washington County, the local sheriff said Monday. Three people were in the small single-engine Cessna aircraft when it left Fleming...

An elderly couple wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walks at a public park in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Domestic air travel recovers in Wuhan, China

Sep. 12, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say. The virus was first detected in Wuhan late last year and the city underwent a draconian 76-day lockdown as its hospitals struggled to deal with a tidal wave of...

Trump to campaign Saturday in rural Nevada, Sunday in Vegas

Sep. 11, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans a rally at a small airport in rural northern Nevada Saturday night before two campaign events in Las Vegas Sunday amid controversy over the western swing state’s 50-person COVID-19 cap on public gatherings. The Trump campaign announced plans Friday for...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Trump still visiting Nevada despite virus limits on rallies

Sep. 9, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to travel to Nevada this weekend, though large airport rallies initially set for Las Vegas and Reno appear to have been scuttled after local officials warned they would violate Nevada's coronavirus-related ban on gatherings of more than 50 people. Adam...

Bismarck airport given $12 million for infrastructure fixes

Sep. 4, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck Municipal Airport has received a $12.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to make infrastructure improvements. Airport Director Greg Haug said the grant will be used to continue work on water management improvements and wetland mitigation. “This...