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Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 19, 2019 6:14 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier as the Chicago-based company works to try and win U.S. regulatory approval to get the airplane back in the sky by...

Nearly 200 evacuated from malfunctioning ski lift in Vermont

Nov. 19, 2019 5:01 AM EST

DOVER, Vt. (AP) — About 200 people had to be evacuated from a malfunctioning chair lift at Mount Snow in southern Vermont during its opening weekend. Mynbc5 reports that the hourlong malfunction happened on Saturday. Ski patrol helped riders off the Challenger lift. No injuries were reported. Mount Snow...

W.Va. employee convicted of stealing $61K from state agency

Nov. 19, 2019 4:28 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a former West Virginia environmental department staffer has admitted to stealing more than $61,000 from the agency. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Monday announced 50-year-old Yvonne Dozier has pleaded guilty to a felony wire fraud charge. He says Dozier used a...

1.75M travelers expected at Orlando airport over holiday

Nov. 19, 2019 4:14 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they expect 1.75 million travelers to pass through Florida’s busiest airport during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Officials at Orlando International Airport on Monday said they expect traffic to increase 6% over the 12-day holiday season compared to last...

Gronkowski will be in Miami for Super Bowl as party host

Nov. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired from the Patriots and the NFL in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party....

Doobie Brothers unite with Michael McDonald for tour

Nov. 19, 2019 2:29 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers are joining with singer and songwriter Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour next year. McDonald, who sang with the band starting in 1975 before starting his own solo career, surprised fans at The Doobie Brothers...

Arctic in hot water: Sea ice minimal in Chukchi, Bering seas

Nov. 19, 2019 1:12 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested. University of Washington researchers left Nome on Nov. 7 on...

New Hampshire Democrats ski tax proposal divides State House

Nov. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill proposed by New Hampshire Democrats adding a tariff to residents buying ski lift tickets has divided the State House. The Concord Monitor reports the tariff would extend the state’s existing meals and rooms tax to lift tickets, adding a 9% tariff to passes. The incentive...

Flood-hit Venice’s dwindling population faces mounting woes

Nov. 18, 2019 8:13 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — One of only four oar makers for Venice’s famed gondoliers, Paolo Brandolisio wades through his ground-floor workshop for the third time in a week of record-breaking floods, despairing of any help from national or local institutions. “If these phenomena continue to repeat...

Media fighting gag order in case of missing Alabama student

Nov. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Media companies are asking a judge to lift a gag order in the kidnapping case against a man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student. Ten companies and organizations representing multiple news outlets filed the request Monday in the case of 29-year-old Ibraheem...