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Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

DALLAS — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. Airlines for America, which represents the largest US carriers, said Friday it wants to know FAA’s staffing plans …

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Australian minister visits New Zealand during Pacific trip

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s new foreign minister on Thursday made New Zealand the first stop on her third Pacific trip in a month as Canberra steps up efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the region. Foreign Minister Penny Wong is promoting her administration’s stronger ambition on curbing greenhouse gas emissions as evidence that Australia …

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CORRECTING and REPLACING Morrison Hotel Developer Guts Historic Site, Says AHF | business

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 15, 2022– Insert before fourth paragraph, first sentence of release dated June 14, 2022: Relevant Group hired Cushman & Wakefield to market the property. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220614006037/en/ The lobby of the historic 111-room (SRO) Morrison Hotel in downtown Los Angeles after Relevant Group gutted …

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US Soccer agrees to equal pay deal

CNN † The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA) have agreed to a deal that achieves “equal pay and set the global standard moving forward in international soccer.” US Soccer, under the agreements, will become “the first …

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‘Like Every Other Day:’ 10 Lives Lost on a Trip to the Store | US News®

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press BUFFALO, NY (AP) — They were caregivers and protectors and helpers, running an errand or doing a favor or finishing out a shift, when their paths crossed with a young man driven by racism and hatred and inane theories. In a flash, the ordinariness of their day …

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Retail sales rise 0.5% in March amid soaring inflation

NEW YORK — Retail sales rose modestly in March, but higher prices for food, gasoline and other basics took a big share of consumers’ wallets. Retail sales increased 0.5% after registering a revised 0.8% increase from January to February, reported the US Commerce Department Thursday. Spending has been fueled by wage gains, solid hiring and …

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China Used TV, TikTok Stars in Discreet Olympics Campaign | Political News

By AMANDA SEITZ, MIKE CATALINI and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department …

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Univ of SC Trustees Blistered for Secret Trip, Coach Buyouts | Political News

By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A small group of powerful lawmakers is refusing to approve reelection bids for five University of South Carolina trustees. The lawmakers are upset over $10 million loaned to the athletic department out of regular funds to buy out a football coach’s contract and a secret plane …

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