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Brazil's Amazon rainforest and development at a crossroads

Dec. 12, 2019 11:04 AM EST

TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) — Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old. After pulling onto a darkened highway, the truckers chug to...

LA airport catering workers sue for underpaid overtime

Dec. 12, 2019 10:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Catering workers who service airlines at Los Angeles International Airport has filed a lawsuit against Sky Chefs alleging they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime. The suit was filed Wednesday on behalf Sky Chefs workers who claim they were shortchanged from...

Airport in northwest Arkansas to get new name

Dec. 12, 2019 9:55 AM EST

HIGHFILL, Ark. (AP) — The airport serving northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas will be renamed the Northwest Arkansas National Airport, airport authority board members decided Wednesday. The airport, previously known as Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, will retain its XNA airport code, officials...

French union warns pension reform strike could hit Christmas

Dec. 12, 2019 8:35 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris commuters crammed into the city's sole two fully working Metro lines Thursday as labor strikes over pension reforms crippled France's train services for an eighth day and a major union warned the work stoppages could continue without pause until Christmas. Tensions flared in several...

Happy contrails ... Delta sees strong 2020 profit, revenue

Dec. 12, 2019 7:27 AM EST

Delta Air Lines, the most profitable U.S. carrier, expects profits and revenue to increase next year on sustained demand for air travel and stable prices for jet fuel. The Atlanta airline said Thursday that 2020 adjusted earnings will be between $6.75 and $7.75 per share. The midpoint of that range is modestly...

US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

Dec. 11, 2019 7:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The sanctions target Iran's state shipping line...

Massachusetts lawmakers face deadline on surplus budget deal

Dec. 11, 2019 7:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to quickly come up with a spending plan for $1 billion in surplus tax revenue. State Comptroller Andrew Maylor had threatened to transfer the entire $1 billion into the state's rainy day fund if Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House...

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

NTSB releases early report on Alaska air ambulance crash

Dec. 11, 2019 4:30 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ambulance airplane flying from Anchorage to Seward last month circled for no apparent reason before crashing into a mountain, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The Security Aviation flight crashed Nov. 29, killing a pilot, paramedic...

Airline group: We're cutting carbon more than people know

Dec. 11, 2019 11:34 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the world’s main association of airlines says it needs to better explain commitments it made years ago to reduce carbon emissions, and not make new pledges collectively - despite rising environmental concerns. Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of the International Air Transport...