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WNBA's Griner tells drug trial: 'My career is my whole life'

Jul. 27, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner testified at her drug possession trial in Russia that an interpreter translated only a fraction of what was being said while she was detained at Moscow's airport in February and that officials told her to sign documents, but “no one...

Over 1,000 Lufthansa flights canceled as staff strikes

Jul. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled Wednesday because of a one-day strike by the airline's German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. About 134,000 passengers had to change their travel plans...

Louisiana aviation company plans $2.5M expansion

Jul. 21, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana company that specializes in painting commercial aircraft plans to spend $2.5 million to expand its services and, in the process, create 100 new jobs, state officials said Thursday. The new jobs at New Iberia-based Aviation Exteriors Louisiana will...

San Francisco airport worker stabbed, suspect detained

Jul. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker at the San Francisco International Airport was stabbed Tuesday, and a suspect was in custody, police said. It was the third security incident in a month at the airport south of San Francisco. The man, who has not been identified, was attacked in the...

Passenger plane crashes in Somalia, no deaths reported

Jul. 18, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A passenger plane has crashed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu with the 30 people on board safely evacuated. Airport authorities said passengers and crew have disembarked from the Jubba Airways-operated plane, which was arriving on a domestic flight from...

White House: Russian officials visited Iran to see drones

Jul. 16, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Russian officials visited an airfield in central Iran at least twice in recent weeks to view weapons-capable drones it is looking to acquire to use in its war against Ukraine, the White House said. The Biden administration released the intelligence as...

Griner lawyer: WNBA star had doctor's note for cannabis use

Jul. 15, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — A lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner at her drug possession trial in Russia on Friday gave the court a U.S. doctor's letter recommending she use medical cannabis to treat pain. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and standout for the Phoenix Mercury,...

Emirates slams Heathrow Airport's order to cut flights

Jul. 14, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mideast carrier Emirates on Thursday rejected a demand by London's Heathrow Airport for airlines to cut the number of passengers on summer flights in a bid to ease travel disruptions, calling it an “entirely unreasonable and unacceptable” move that shows “blatant disregard for...

London's Heathrow airport apologizes for travel disruptions

Jul. 11, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s Heathrow Airport apologized Monday to passengers whose travels were disrupted by staff shortages and warned it may ask airlines to cut more flights from their summer schedules to reduce the strain if the chaos persists. Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport,...

Spirit plane towed after brakes overheat, ignite

Jul. 10, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Passengers aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Tampa are safe after one of the plane’s brakes overheated and briefly caught fire upon landing in Atlanta on Sunday, airport officials said. The brakes in the landing gear of Spirit Airlines flight 383 from Tampa...