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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Online posts...

Former Boeing pilot involved in Max testing indicted

Oct. 14, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former Boeing pilot was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators about the 737 Max jetliner, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. The indictment charges Mark A. Forkner with giving the Federal...

Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes

Oct. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off. Conservative politicians and pundits, including Republican Sen. Ted...

Delta posts $1.2 billion Q3 profit, touts holiday bookings

Oct. 13, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines posted a $1.2 billion profit for the third quarter on Wednesday, helped by the latest installment of federal pandemic aid for the airline industry, but warned that rising fuel prices will lead to a “modest” loss in the fourth quarter. The airline also...

Southwest limits canceled flights after 3 tumultuous days

Oct. 12, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines flights appeared to be running closer to normal on Tuesday after the airline canceled nearly 2,400 flights over the previous three days. By midday Tuesday, Southwest had canceled fewer than 100 flights, or 2% of its schedule, according...

Texas governor orders ban on private company vaccine mandate

Oct. 11, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law. The move comes as the...

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights; passengers stranded

Oct. 11, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled more than 350 flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues. The pilots union accused the company of a botched response to what it said would have been a minor challenge for...

Stocks give up an early gain and end lower on Wall Street

Oct. 11, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly lower after a day of choppy trading on Wall Street Monday as investors prepare for a busy week of corporate earnings and inflation updates. The major indexes made early gains, but slowly fizzled as the day progressed. The S&P 500 fell 30.15...

Aspen Technology, Hess rise; Southwest Airlines, Hasbro fall

Oct. 11, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday. Hasbro Inc., down $1.46 to $88.54. The toy and entertainment company announced that CEO Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence. ...

The Latest: Manufacturer recalling some at-home test kits

Oct. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

COVID-19 test kit maker Ellume is recalling some at-home tests after learning that they were reporting a higher-than-expected rate of false positive results indicating someone has the virus when they do not. The Australian company has said the tests were shipped to U.S....