Transportation industry regulation

FILE - In this Sunday, May 1, 2016, file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett watches Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, left, play bridge outside the Borsheims jewelry store, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, in Omaha, Neb. Buffett says United Airlines bungled the case of the passenger dragged off a plane in April 2017, and he is criticizing the CEO’s handling of the incident. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a major shareholder of United and other big U.S. airlines, said Monday, May 8, 2017, that the recent spotlight on poor customer service in the airline industry doesn’t change his investment strategy. (AP Photo/John Peterson, File)
May 08, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett said Monday that United Airlines bungled the case of the passenger dragged off a plane last month, and he is criticizing the CEO's handling of the incident. Buffett also said airplanes "may become like cattle cars," but that's because a significant number of...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Delta Air Lines planes are parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23, 2017, incident was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines that went viral, including the dragging of a passenger off a United Express plane. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 05, 2017 - 4:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delta Air Lines is offering refunds and compensation to a California family that says they were forced off a plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Delta Air Lines planes are parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23, 2017, incident was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines that went viral, including the dragging of a passenger off a United Express plane. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 04, 2017 - 2:54 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, testifying before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 04, 2017 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air travel in the United States has become a combustible mix in which passengers aren't the only ones treated unfairly, senators were told Thursday. Travelers all too frequently take out their frustrations on airline employees, including flight attendants and gate agents, speakers...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones warms up before the team'sw baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy is apologizing to Jones after fans at Fenway Park taunted him with racial slurs. Kennedy apologized Tuesday after Jones said someone also threw peanuts at him during Monday night's game. Kennedy said the organization is "sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few." (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 02, 2017 - 8:24 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. GOVERNMENT 'NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN,' TRUMP TWEETS The president rails against a bill to keep operations running which he praised earlier as a sign of his masterful negotiating with...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to testify before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday warned top airline executives to improve customer services or face congressional intervention after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines flight in an incident the company's chief executive called a "mistake of epic...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz waits to be interviewed in New York. Munoz will be the star witness as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a United flight after refusing to give up his seat to a crew member. The April 9 incident ignited a debate about poor service and a lack of customer-friendly policies on U.S. airlines. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 02, 2017 - 4:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is likely to face pointed questions as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz waits to be interviewed in New York. Munoz will be the star witness as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a United flight after refusing to give up his seat to a crew member. The April 9 incident ignited a debate about poor service and a lack of customer-friendly policies on U.S. airlines. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 02, 2017 - 4:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will be the star witness as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a United...
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April 26, 2017 - 3:26 pm
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a woman led police on a high-speed chase on a North Carolina coastal island but found out it's hard to elude the law when the only highway leads to a ferry dock. The Hyde County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called last weekend about a motorist driving...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 14, 2017 file photo, evening rush hour commuters look at the departures board while at Penn Station, in New York. Sen. Charles Schumer says the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs. The stampede erupted April 14 following false reports of gunshots at the crowded station, where people also were leaving a New Jersey Transit train that had been stuck in a tunnel. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 23, 2017 - 3:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs. The New York Democrat on Sunday called for rail security improvements...
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