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US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:54pm

Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets.

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:50pm

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.

The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:09pm

The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local):

2 Greek journalists detained after minister files complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:53pm

The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country.

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:51pm

Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.

British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:33pm

British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:13pm

Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky.

Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:19am

Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes.

Columbia Gas to cover losses related to gas disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:10am

Authorities say Columbia Gas has agreed to compensate its customers for all losses related to a series of gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley.

Turkmenistan surprised by Tajikistan's rollback on railroad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:47am

A railroad project in Central Asia is apparently up in the air, with Turkmenistan saying that a Tajik envoy's statement apparently backtracking on the project is incomprehensible.

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:09am

China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.

Top political donor to GOP says he's no longer a Republican

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:08am

The billionaire CEO of the Ohio-based company behind Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works is no longer a Republican.

Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

Clbyburn Saint John, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:52am

A Chinese navy hospital ship docked near Venezuela's capital on Saturday as the OPEC nation's deepening economic crisis garners the attention of the U.S. and other world powers.

Lawsuit alleges Party City denied job to woman with autism

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:39am

A New Hampshire woman who was hoping to land a sales job at Party City was turned down after a manager realized she has autism, according to a federal lawsuit.

Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:02am

The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out.

Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:40am

For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years.

UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit 'abyss'

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:36am

Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations.

The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:48am

The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local):

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Michael Biesecker and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:11pm

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:03pm

Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.