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South Bend mayor hospitalized after unplanned surgery

Jul. 02, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend’s mayor was hospitalized after undergoing an unexpected surgery, according to his office. The surgery on Mayor James Mueller was performed Friday by Memorial Hospital’s cardiothoracic team. A statement from the mayor’s office said he was...

Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

Jul. 01, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights Friday than they did earlier this week. The Transportation...

Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads

Jun. 30, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the...

All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

Jun. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions...

Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

Jun. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. ...

United cuts flights at Newark in effort to reduce delays

Jun. 23, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines will cut about 50 flights a day out of Newark, New Jersey, to reduce long delays that the airline blames on airport construction and other issues. The cuts– about 12% of United flights in Newark -- will start July 1 and last the rest of the summer....

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

20 S. Carolina airports to share nearly $19M in FAA grants

Jun. 20, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Twenty airports in South Carolina will received a share of nearly $19 million in federal grants to help pay for terminal upgrades, runway repairs and other improvement projects. More than two-thirds of the money will go to the state's four largest airports,...

Buttigieg: US may act against airlines on consumers' behalf

Jun. 18, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight disruptions, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York. “That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are...

Canceled flights rise across US as summer travel heats up

Jun. 17, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

U.S. airlines canceled high numbers of flights for a second straight day on Friday as they tried to recover from storms while accommodating growing crowds of summer vacationers. By early afternoon in the eastern U.S., airlines has scrubbed more than 1,100 flights after canceling more...