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Clip resurfaces of Vance criticizing Harris for being 'childless,' testing Trump's new running mate

Jul. 23, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

Comments JD Vance made in 2021 questioning Vice President Kamala Harris’ leadership because she did not have biological children have resurfaced, testing the young conservative senator in his early days campaigning as part of the Republicans' presidential ticket. During Vance's bid...

US is investigating Delta's flight cancellations and faltering response to global tech outage

Jul. 23, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

U.S. regulators are investigating why Delta Air Lines failed to recover as quickly as other airlines from a global technology breakdown and whether Delta's treatment of passengers stranded by canceled and delayed flights violated federal rules. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg...

Most airlines except one are recovering from the CrowdStrike tech outage. The feds have noticed

Jul. 22, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines struggled for a fourth straight day to recover from a worldwide technology outage caused by a faulty software update, stranding tens of thousands of passengers and drawing unwanted attention from the federal government. The airline's chief executive said it would take...

Delta Air Lines says cancellations continue as it tries to restore operations after tech outage

Jul. 21, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines, including Delta Air Lines, continued to struggle to restore operations two days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide and resulted in several carriers grounding flights. Total cancellations within, into or out of the U.S. on...

Your flight was canceled by the technology outage. What do you do next?

Jul. 19, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

Air travelers became the face of the widespread technology outage Friday as they posted pictures on social media of crowds of people stranded at airports in Europe and the United States. In the U.S., American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant...

Long Beach breaks ground on $1.5B railyard expansion at port to fortify US supply chain

Jul. 18, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other officials visited the port of Long Beach on Thursday to break ground on a $1.5 billion railyard expansion project that will more than triple the volume of rail cargo the dock can handle annually. Dubbed...

Aging bridges in 16 states will be improved or replaced with the help of $5B in federal funding

Jul. 17, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

Dozens of aging bridges in 16 states will be replaced or improved with the help of $5 billion in federal grants announced Wednesday by President Joe Biden's administration, the latest beneficiaries of a massive infrastructure law. The projects range from coast to coast, with the...

US Transportation Department to invest nearly $400 million for new Interstate 55 bridge in Memphis

Jul. 12, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing nearly $400 million to build a new Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas across the Mississippi River, replacing the existing 75-year-old span, officials said Friday. In separate news...

Buttigieg tours Mississippi civil rights site and says transportation is key to equity in the US

Jun. 21, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Friday toured the home of assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Mississippi's capital city, saying afterward that transportation is important to securing equity and justice in the United States. ...

Baltimore's busy port fully reopens after bridge collapse, and a return to normal is expected

Jun. 12, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore is expected to return to normal levels next month, officials said Wednesday, after the channel fully reopened this week for the first time since the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March. ...