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DALLAS | Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they are purposely grounding planes in order to gain leverage in new contract negotiations. Separately, Southwest said Wednesday that the partial shutdown of the federal government will cost it $60 million in lost revenue during the first quarter — … Continue reading DALLAS | Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— An active Alaska volcano is ramping up, spewing ash emissions nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air. Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists said Wednesday that overnight ash emissions from Mount Veniaminof (VEN’-ee-ah-mean-off) generated an ash plume that drifted more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the southeast. The community of Perryville is about … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning

PHOENIX | Tropical Storm Rosa heads for Baja, US Southwest

PHOENIX — After soaking northwestern Mexico with heavy rains as it neared the Baja California Peninsula, reportedly claiming at least one victim, Tropical Storm Rosa is expected to drench the U.S. Southwest. From Arizona to Utah, some residents filled sandbags in anticipation of heavy rainfall forecasts and potential flooding. The center of Rosa, which was … Continue reading PHOENIX | Tropical Storm Rosa heads for Baja, US Southwest

YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Boko Haram has been repelled, Cameroon’s leader declares

YAOUNDE, Cameroon— Cameroon’s president says Boko Haram has been defeated in the country, the first such announcement since he declared war on the extremist group four years ago. President Paul Biya spoke during his first visit to the Far North region since 2012 as he campaigned on Saturday ahead of the Oct. 7 election. The … Continue reading YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Boko Haram has been repelled, Cameroon’s leader declares

BEIJING | Former Chinese stock market regulator jailed for corruption

BEIJING— A former Chinese stock market regulator has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. A court in Handan, southwest of Beijing, said on Friday that Yao Gang, a former deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, also was fined 11 million yuan ($1.7 million). Yao … Continue reading BEIJING | Former Chinese stock market regulator jailed for corruption

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 8 a.m. Tropical Storm Florence is continuing to dump dangerous amounts of rain as it continues its slow slog across the Carolinas. The National Hurricane Center said Florence is moving west at 2 mph (3.2 kph), with its center located about 35 … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the core of Florence was located at 11 p.m. Friday … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norway police apprehend man following reports he was armed

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norwegian police apprehended a man Friday in the southwest of the country following reports that an armed man had been spotted in the woods inside a popular activity park. “We are in control of the right person. It is now safe to walk in the area,” local police said on Twitter. The … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norway police apprehend man following reports he was armed