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November 30, 2017 - 6:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Under pressure from the NAACP, American Airlines is promising changes in the way it trains employees and handles passenger complaints about racially biased treatment. The airline announced the steps Thursday after a meeting between CEO Doug Parker and NAACP President Derrick Johnson...
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FILES - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides in the Bears Ears National Monument with local and state representatives in Blanding, Utah. President Donald Trump will announce plans next week to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments by nearly two-thirds, reversing actions taken by Democrat Barack Obama after a years-long push by tribal leaders and environmental groups. Leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Trump plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 85 percent and reduce Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by almost half. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will announce plans next week to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments by nearly two-thirds, an action that environmentalists and tribal leaders called illegal and another affront to Native Americans. Trump has already offended Native Americans by...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, a pair of American Airlines jets are parked on the airport apron at Miami International Airport in Miami. A scheduling glitch has left American scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period. American said Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, it expects to avoid canceling flights by paying overtime and using reserve pilots. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 30, 2017 - 4:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday that only a few hundred of its late-December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane and the airline has not canceled any holiday-season flights. The pilots' union, however, said the staffing shortage caused by scheduling glitch is much...
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In this Nov. 16, 2017 photo, The Lilly House at Newfields is part of the Winterlights holiday light display on the museum's grounds in Indianapolis. The display on the lawn of the home is synchronized to music from the Nutcracker. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
November 30, 2017 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Destinations around the U.S. are dressing up for Christmas with trees, lights and holiday magic. New York City's tried-and-true attractions include Rockefeller Center's tree and decorated windows at department stores like Macy's, Barneys, Lord & Taylor and Saks. New attractions...
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Holiday decorations are stored, prepared and shipped from the American Christmas warehouse in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. American Christmas is essentially a decorations attic for the nation's largest city and the surrounding area and is piled high with every imaginable holiday decoration to adorn city streets and skyscrapers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 30, 2017 - 2:08 pm
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — Inside the large, nondescript warehouse of a company behind some of New York City's most beloved holiday displays, it always looks a lot like Christmas. American Christmas in Mount Vernon is essentially a decorations attic for the nation's largest city and the surrounding...
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November 30, 2017 - 1:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Phoenix and the Federation Aviation Administration said Thursday they have come up with a plan aimed at resolving a flap over noisy takeoffs and landings that followed changes in flight procedures at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport three years ago. The sides...
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November 30, 2017 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The city that never sleeps might have its overnight subway service shut down. That's part of an urban planning think tank's aggressive approach to repair and improve New York's aging subway system in the next 15 years, something the group called the region's most pressing priority...
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November 30, 2017 - 12:39 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Regional Plan Association to curtail weekday, overnight subway service in New York to accelerate repairs to the problem-plagued system (all times local): 12:30 p.m. An urban planning think tank is recommending an aggressive plan to repair and...
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 30, 2017 - 5:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of tourists and revelers packed midtown Manhattan on a warm night and under tight security to watch the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch just before 9 p.m., illuminating the 75-foot tall, 12-plus ton...
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Students clean their schoolyard as Mount Agung is seen in the background in Bunutan, Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Authorities have told tens of thousands of people to leave an area extending 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the erupting volcano as it belches volcanic materials into the air. Mount Agung's last major eruption in 1963 killed more than 1,000 people. (AP Photo/Nyoman Hendra)
November 29, 2017 - 11:15 pm
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — Flights trickled out of Bali a day after its airport reopened but the erupting volcano there shut down air travel to a neighboring Indonesian island Thursday, showing the continued risk to aircraft from the towering ash clouds. Mount Agung has been gushing black-gray...
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