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IndyCar driver Will Power prepares to drive in IndyCar Series Open Testing, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Drivers have mostly praised the new aeroscreen design, a safety innovation for driver protection in the cockpit. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

IndyCar drivers like safety, still learning new aeroscreens

Feb. 12, 2020 5:01 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar was supposed to have two full days of preseason testing this week for drivers and teams to get all the data, feel and confidence they could with the new aeroscreens installed on the cars for the upcoming season. What they got instead was mostly two days of cold, wet frustration...

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...

This undated image provided by Nuro in February 2020 shows their self-driving vehicle

US lets autonomous vehicle bypass human-driver safety rules

Feb. 6, 2020 5:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. government's highway safety agency has approved a company's request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn't need to meet the same federal safety standards for cars and trucks driven by humans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted...

An Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft is surrounded of safety vehicles after an emergency landing at the Adolfo Suárez-Barajas international airport in Barajas, outskirts of Madrid, Monday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Damaged Air Canada plane lands in Spain after tense hours

Feb. 3, 2020 2:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Passengers on an Air Canada Boeing 767 that made a safe emergency landing in Madrid Monday evening have described how they spent hours flying in circles to burn fuel in a tense calm. Toronto-bound flight AC837, carrying 128 passengers, departed from the Spanish capital in the early afternoon...

Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft with 128 passengers on board makes safe emergency landing at Madrid airport

Feb. 3, 2020 1:10 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft with 128 passengers on board makes safe emergency landing at Madrid airport.