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WASHINGTON | Pentagon reveals US observation flight over Ukraine

WASHINGTON — An unarmed U.S. Air Force plane with American and international observers flew a special flight over Ukraine Thursday in a show of solidarity after Ukraine’s naval confrontation last month with Russia, the Pentagon said. In a statement, the Pentagon called it an “extraordinary” flight under the Open Skies Treaty, which is an international … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon reveals US observation flight over Ukraine

WASHINGTON | US calls China’s tariffs on American autos ‘egregious’

WASHINGTON— Three days before a U.S.-China summit, the top U.S. trade official is blasting Beijing for imposing “egregious” taxes on American-made cars. In a statement Wednesday, U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer complained that China slaps 40 percent tariffs on U.S. auto imports — more than the 15 percent tariffs it imposes on other countries and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US calls China’s tariffs on American autos ‘egregious’

NEW DELHI | American on deadly trip to Indian island: ‘God sheltered me’

NEW DELHI — The young American, paddling his kayak toward the remote Indian island whose people who have long resisted the outside world, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. John Allen Chau wrote in notes left with fishermen that “God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy.” Days … Continue reading NEW DELHI | American on deadly trip to Indian island: ‘God sheltered me’

DALLAS | Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American

DALLAS — Union leaders say pilots will push American Airlines for more pay and schedule changes that they believe will reduce chronic flight delays at the world’s biggest airline. Daniel Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said Monday that pilots will seek industry-leading wages when their current contract is due for renewal in January … Continue reading DALLAS | Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American

WASHINGTON, D.C. | The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Latest on the deportation of an American man from North Korea (all times local): 3 p.m. A U.S. official says an American citizen detained last month by North Korea has been deported and is on a flight back to the United States. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter … Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C. | The Latest: US official: American on plane from North Korea

NEW YORK | Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

NEW YORK — Getting ranked so quickly wasn’t on Lindsay Whalen’s mind when she took over the head coaching job at Minnesota this season. Whalen enjoyed tremendous success as a player at the school in the early 2000s, where being in the AP Top 25 was commonplace from the middle of her sophomore season on. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

CHICAGO | Drunk baggage handler falls asleep in hold, flies to Chicag

CHICAGO — Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago. American Airlines says the Piedmont Airlines employee was working American Flight 363 on Saturday when the Boeing 737 left Kansas City International Airport with the handler in a … Continue reading CHICAGO | Drunk baggage handler falls asleep in hold, flies to Chicag

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Mail bomb suspect’s personality changed radically

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Thirteen years ago, mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc traveled the country leading a mixed-race troupe of male exotic dancers — he ran scams and had a temper, but a fellow dancer who is African-American said he never expressed racism or homophobia. Years later, working as a pizza driver, Sayoc would often … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Mail bomb suspect’s personality changed radically