Transportation industry regulation

March 13, 2019 - 2:57 am
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 4:40 a.m. The United Arab Emirates, a key international travel hub, has barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 from its airspace following the crash of a similar jetliner in Ethiopia. The Emirates' General Civil Aviation...
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Ground crew chat near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane operated by Shanghai Airlines parked on tarmac at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, as a growing number of airlines grounded the new Boeing plane involved in the crash. (AP Photo)
March 13, 2019 - 2:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is facing mounting criticism for backing the airworthiness of Boeing's 737 Max jets as the number of countries that have grounded the aircraft grows in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend. The rest of the world...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Rep. Ed Setzler presents his bill to the Governmental Affairs Special Subcommittee in Atlanta. Amid tears, gasps and handshakes, a Georgia House committee has approved legislation that would outlaw abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
March 07, 2019 - 10:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Crossover Day at the Georgia legislature (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Georgia joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions, as the state House passed a ban on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. During tense debate Thursday...
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March 07, 2019 - 12:50 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The new bridge on the North Carolina Outer Banks will carry the name of a former state lawmaker. The N.C. Board of Transportation voted on Thursday to name the bridge over Oregon Inlet for former state Senate leader Marc Basnight. A news release from the N.C. Department...
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March 03, 2019 - 9:56 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One South Carolina lawmaker wants to name the Charleston International Airport for former U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis introduced the resolution last month in the state House. The Charleston Democrat told The Post and Courier that Hollings'...
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March 02, 2019 - 8:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city officials are pushing back against a proposal in the Georgia Senate for a state takeover of Atlanta's airport, one of the busiest in the world. Michael Smith, press secretary for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, said the plan amounted to "theft" in a statement Friday...
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February 23, 2019 - 5:21 pm
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming school district plans to re-open an isolated school to serve a single student entering kindergarten this fall. The Laramie Boomerang reports Cozy Hollow School is about 60 miles north of Laramie. A modular classroom is already there but hasn't been used for about a...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:03 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China said Friday that reported delays in handling of coal shipments from Australia were due to stepped up inspections to protect the environment. "In recent years, China Customs has found that some of the imported coal didn't meet our environmental protection...
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February 20, 2019 - 4:45 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina lawmaker is making a push to link the city of Asheville to passenger rail service. The Asheville Citizen Times reports Gaston County GOP Rep. John Torbett, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, says he will consider a request for two years of...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2018, file photo, traffic moves on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America’s crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 06, 2019 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America's crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. The question now is whether lawmakers and the...
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