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Iowa caucuses, built on myth, lose place at head of the line

Dec. 03, 2022 08:17 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee Hall ballroom in Des Moines erupted in cheers in 2008 when the youthful Illinois senator hinted at the improbable possibility of the feat ahead: “Our time for change has come!” That Iowa, an overwhelmingly white state, would propel Barack...

Congress votes to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

Dec. 01, 2022 19:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to avert what could have been an economically ruinous freight rail strike won final approval in Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden’s call for federal intervention in a long-running labor dispute. The Senate...

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

Nov. 30, 2022 23:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. The measure...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

Buttigieg says Memphis de-icing project will help move cargo

Nov. 29, 2022 17:28 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Memphis on Tuesday to tout the grand opening of a $300 million airport de-icing area that will help make cargo operations there more efficient as the busy holiday shipping season gets underway. The Memphis...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 23, 2022 18:53 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 22, 2022 16:46 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

FAA: Construction can start on new O'Hare terminals

Nov. 21, 2022 14:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Construction can begin on new passenger terminals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport following the completion of an environmental review, the Federal Aviation Administration said. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met Monday at the airport with...

Environmental groups sue DOT over Mississippi road project

Nov. 18, 2022 14:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of environmental and racial justice organizations filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against the U.S. Department of Transportation and its secretary, Pete Buttigieg, seeking to halt a Gulf Coast road project that the group says will harm the environment near...

Frontier, 5 other airlines to refund more than $600 million

Nov. 14, 2022 19:30 PM EST

Frontier Airlines and five foreign carriers have agreed to refund more than $600 million combined to travelers whose trips were canceled or significantly delayed since the start of the pandemic, federal officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it also fined...