Transportation and shipping

September 25, 2018 - 10:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court upheld a ruling Tuesday that Kuwait's national airline did not have to transport an Israeli citizen because of Kuwait's boycott of Israel. The Israeli man, identified in court papers as Adar M., a student living in Germany, had sued the airline after he booked a...
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September 23, 2018 - 6:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss shipping company says that a bulk carrier has been attacked by pirates off Nigeria's coast and 12 of its 19 crew members have been kidnapped. Geneva-based Massoel Shipping said the MV Glarus was attacked early Saturday as it sailed from Lagos to Port Harcourt with a load of...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new...
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Flooding from Sutton Lake has washed away part of U.S. 421 in New Hanover County just south of the Pender County line in Wilmington, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Matt Born /The Star-News via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said...
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September 22, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is preparing to require the Federal Aviation Administration to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes. The aim is to give passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat legroom and width is part of a five-year...
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A woman cries beside the body of her sister, a victim of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry, as she awaits transportation for burial on Ukara Island, Tanzania Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The death toll soared past 200 on Saturday while officials said a survivor was found inside the capsized ferry and search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies, two days after the Lake Victoria disaster. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
September 22, 2018 - 3:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — It was a stunning discovery. As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive. He was an engineer, regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. As the badly...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:16 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says his airline would be acting just like sports teams or the opera...
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September 20, 2018 - 3:23 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria. John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday's capsizing...
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This combination of photos shows the Cape Fear River on Sept. 16, 2018, left, and on Sept. 19, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photos/David Goldman)
September 19, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Amtrak says its passenger train service in and through North Carolina is set to resume. The carrier announced Wednesday that service will resume Thursday, more than a week after it had been interrupted for a combination of...
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September 19, 2018 - 1:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways says it suffered a $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid a boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. The carrier made the announcement in a statement Tuesday, over a year after the boycott saw Qatar Airways locked out the airspace...
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