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Leader of pilots’ union blasts Boeing over grounded plane

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The union president of Southwest Airlines pilots worries that Boeing may be rushing the 737 Max back into service, and he says Southwest should consider buying planes from another company. The union president, Jon Weaks, says Boeing may be raising the threat of shutting down the Max assembly...

Clarification: Sports Concussions-Kids story

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story should have...

Press group: Hollywood libel lawsuit could set bad precedent

Nov. 8, 2019 2:53 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Free press advocates in Virginia are concerned that a libel lawsuit between Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard could set a bad precedent. The Virginia Press Association asked Friday to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Depp filed against Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says he was...

Alabama SGA warns students against "disruptive behavior"

Nov. 6, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Student Government Association is warning students they could lose their block seating for the rest of the season if they "engage in disruptive behavior" during the LSU game. Jason Rothfarb, the SGA's vice president of student affairs, sent out a letter citing the...

Dutch man shot in German border town in targeted attack

Nov. 6, 2019 9:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Dutch lawyer living in a border town was shot and seriously wounded in what is believed to have been a targeted attack on him, German authorities and a Dutch attorneys' organization said Wednesday. The 43-year-old victim was struck Wednesday morning in Gronau when assailants opened fire...

Sudanese protests demand answers over June crackdown deaths

Nov. 3, 2019 12:33 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Sudan's capital and across the country on Sunday, demanding the disbanding of the former ruling party that underpinned Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's three decades in power. The demonstrations were organized by local groups linked with the...

UW College Republicans deemed 'inappropriate,' unrecognized

Nov. 1, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington College Republicans are no longer recognized as an official chapter of the national group on campus. The Seattle Times reports the national committee asked the university to take away the group's status as a registered student organization. University spokesman...

Union says it will try to organize Delta flight attendants

Nov. 1, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

A major union is trying again to win the right to represent flight attendants at mostly non-union Delta Air Lines. The Association of Flight Attendants announced Friday it will try to organize 25,000 workers at Delta. The union narrowly lost a 2010 election at Delta after failed organizing bids in 2002 and 2008....

Correction: Right to Braid story

Nov. 1, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about a hair braiding lawsuit The Associated Press reported erroneously that the lawyer's first name was Jamie. It is Jaimie. A corrected version of the story is below: Suit over Louisiana hair braiding permits survives challenge An organization challenging Louisiana's...

Senate confirms Kavanaugh's ex-clerk as federal judge

Oct. 25, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a federal judge nominated by President Donald Trump to the Western District of Kentucky despite being deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association. News outlets report 37-year-old Justin Walker was confirmed Thursday by a party-line vote of 50-41....