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Congress takes up legislation on federal aviation oversight

Feb. 07, 2023 13:23 PM EST

Congress began considering critical aviation legislation on Tuesday in the aftermath of recent close calls involving airline and cargo jets at airports in New York and Texas. Lawmakers celebrated the small number of deaths on airline flights in the United States since a 2009 crash...

Daly to enter Daytona 500 with Floyd Mayweather's team

Feb. 07, 2023 09:35 AM EST

IndyCar driver Conor Daly will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 with the NASCAR team owned by Floyd Mayweather. The Money Team Racing raced its way into the Daytona 500 last year with driver Kaz Grala; Daly made his Cup Series debut for the team in October on The Roval at...

Texas attorney shot by Cheney during 2006 hunting trip dies

Feb. 06, 2023 20:37 PM EST

Harry Whittington, the man who former Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot while they were hunting quail on a Texas ranch 17 years ago, has died. He was 95. Whittington died at his home Saturday in Austin, family friend Karl Rove said Monday. Before...

Generators, spoiled food: Slow power repairs anger Austin

Feb. 06, 2023 18:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Like thousands of other Austin residents, Darin Murphy began a sixth day Monday with no power in his home, wrapping his head around the city's latest demoralizing update: Getting the lights fully back on may take another week. “We are planning for worst-case...

Biden 2024? Most Democrats say no thank you: AP-NORC poll

Feb. 06, 2023 15:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Joe Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows just 37% of...

Crash averted at Austin airport; FAA, NTSB to investigate

Feb. 04, 2023 22:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A FedEx cargo airplane attempting to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Saturday morning had to change course after a second plane was cleared to depart from the same runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. “The pilot of the...

Tesla hikes price of Model Y after US alters tax credit rule

Feb. 04, 2023 12:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits. The Austin, Texas, electric vehicle company bumped up the price of the Model Y...

Austin mayor apologizes as city struggles to restore power

Feb. 03, 2023 19:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Widespread power outages in the Texas capital stretched into a third day Friday for thousands of residents following a winter storm that was spiraling into a management crisis as city leaders remained unable to say when all the lights would come back on. ...

Frustrated Texans endure winter storm with no power, heat

Feb. 02, 2023 21:50 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in homes without power for a second day Thursday, most of them around booming Austin, and fading hopes of a quick fix stirred grim memories of a deadly 2021 blackout after an icy winter storm across the southern U.S. The...

Execution of man convicted in killing of 3 in Texas delayed

Feb. 02, 2023 19:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has delayed next week’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago. John Balentine, 54, had been set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Huntsville on...