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1 killed, 1 injured in plane crash in east-central Arizona

Jan. 25, 2020 11:34 AM EST

PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa man was killed but two others survived when their plane crashed Friday in mountains in east-central Arizona, the Gila County Sheriff's Office said. A statement release by the Sheriff's Office identified the man killed as Blaine Mathew, 59, and the survivors as 21-year-old...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Delta Air Lines 747-400 airplane sits parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering Muslim passengers off planes even after the airline's own security officials cleared them to travel , Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US fines Delta $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim passengers

Jan. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EST

Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering three Muslim passengers off planes even after the airline's own security officials cleared them to travel. Delta denied that it discriminated against the passengers in two separate incidents but agreed it could have handled the situations differently, according...

Waterloo council delays action on closing airport runway

Jan. 22, 2020 8:18 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Waterloo City Council has postponed action on a proposal to permanently shut down the shortest of the local airport's three landing strips — a plan that drew criticism from some pilots. Airport director Keith Kaspari has recommended closing the runway because of safety and...

Wisconsin man caught with loaded gun at Milwaukee airport

Jan. 21, 2020 4:06 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said officials stopped a Wisconsin man with a loaded gun Tuesday while going through a checkpoint at Mitchell International Airport. The TSA said its officers saw the .38-caliber handgun loaded with six bullets when the man removed his coat and...

FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8, being built for American Airlines, is partially obscured by the engine wash as it takes-off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. A government committee reviewing how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new passenger planes for flight has determined that the system is safe and effective but small changes need to be made. The committee was appointed by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in April after two deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 Max. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Panel finds FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max

Jan. 16, 2020 7:04 PM EST

A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the Boeing 737 Max and did not delegate too much safety analysis for the plane to Boeing. In a report Thursday, the panel said the FAA correctly treated the Max as an update to older 737s and...

Report: Teen missing in Florida got past airport security

Jan. 14, 2020 11:12 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing told police she used a drink coupon to get past a security checkpoint at a Florida airport. The police statement conflicts with a statement from the TSA, which said she presented a valid boarding pass. Orlando television station WESH...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 13, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: It’s time to address our eviction crisis Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 11 We’ve all heard the horror stories. The evil landlord who refuses to make necessary repairs, or ignores black mold or insect infestations. Or worse. The...

Reed: Airport will get overdue payment for security upgrades

Jan. 12, 2020 10:14 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government is finally paying for baggage screening systems at Rhode Island's main airport that were upgraded after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed. The Rhode Island Democrat met Friday with officials from the Rhode Island Airport...

The Latest: Int'l group to press Iran for plane crash probe

Jan. 10, 2020 11:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on Iran-related developments (all times local): 8 p.m. Canada's foreign minister has announced the creation of an international working group of countries to press Iran for a thorough investigation into the plane crash that killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians. Foreign...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, bodies of victims of a Ukrainian plane crash are collected by rescue team at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Two U.S. officials said Thursday that it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. President Donald Trump is suggesting he believes Iran was responsible. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Airlines facing scrutiny for flying in Iran after barrage

Jan. 9, 2020 8:24 PM EST

Airlines are coming under increasing scrutiny for continuing to fly in Iran after a missile barrage and warnings by U.S. safety regulators about the dangerous conditions. American, British and Canadian officials said Thursday it is “highly likely” that Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran...