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FILE - This Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file photo shows Southwest Airlines planes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The Transportation Department's inspector general said in a report Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns, putting 17 million passengers at risk, while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Federal report faults Southwest Airlines and FAA on safety

Feb. 11, 2020 7:44 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said Tuesday. The airline has flown more than 150,000 flights on 88 jets it bought on the used-plane market and which had unconfirmed...

Surrounded by supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and members of the media, opposition leader Juan Guaido boards a vehicle after arriving at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in La Guaira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Guaido returned home from a tour of nations that back his effort to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Venezuelan opposition leader Guaidó returns home after tour

Feb. 11, 2020 6:24 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned home Tuesday, arriving on a commercial flight to the nation's main airport near Caracas without any major incidents after a risky international tour that included a White House meeting with President Donald Trump. Inside the...

Lawsuit: TSA agent purposely groped woman at NC airport

Feb. 10, 2020 11:28 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A woman says in a lawsuit that a security screener at a North Carolina airport intentionally groped her. The lawsuit was filed Feb. 4 in federal court against the U.S. government as well as the female Transportation Security Administration agent. The lawsuit says the passenger was...

Flooding starts to abate; 21 people evacuated to safety

Feb. 8, 2020 10:00 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon National Guard troops aboard two helicopters airlifted 21 people to safety on Saturday, and authorities reported a 62-year-old woman who lived in one of the areas hit by floods was missing. Waters covering roads in flood-hit northeastern Oregon were starting to recede Saturday,...

In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 photo, Nate Fuller and Archie Morrow await rescue on the roof of a home in Thorn Hollow outside of Adams, Ore. The pair were stranded when they attempted to rescue the elderly couple who were stuck in the house as waters from the Umatilla River began to rise. All were rescued by helicopter that evening. Severe flooding in eastern Oregon closed a major freeway on Friday, forced evacuations in low-lying areas and stranded at least one family on their roof as other parts of the Pacific Northwest also braced for more flooding and landslides. (Ben Lonergan/East Oregonian via AP)

Rescues by chopper, front loader as flood hits northwest US

Feb. 7, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents in the foothills of the towering Blue Mountains in rural northeast Oregon were plucked from their flooded homes by helicopter and others rode to safety in the bucket of a front-end loader as relentless rain and melting snow pushed multiple rivers over their banks. An earlier...

Security guard Damoi Shilon, left, watches over the Greyhound bus terminal on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Oakland, Calif.  A shooting on a Greyhound bus in California this week illustrates a stark reality about security on other modes of mass transportation in the U.S., those determined to carry out an attack on a bus, train and subway would likely face few if any security checks from any time before or after they take their seats. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses

Feb. 6, 2020 6:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Would-be plotters bent on staging an attack aboard a passenger plane know they've first got to pass through a gauntlet of security measures at an airport, from body scans and spot interrogations to pat-downs and even close scrutiny of their shoes. But a shooting that killed a person and...

A pedestrian wears a protective mask in Alhambra, Calif., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. As China grapples with the growing coronavirus outbreak, Chinese people in the Los Angeles area, home to the third-largest Chinese immigrant population in the United States, are encountering a cultural disconnect as they brace for a possible spread of the virus in their adopted homeland. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

DHS: New screening to begin amid coronavirus concerns

Feb. 3, 2020 1:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if officials discover mid-flight that someone onboard has been in China in the last 14 days. And Secretary of State Mike...

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...

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...

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...