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Passenger in latest viral airline video has a lawyer

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:41:45 UT

DALLAS (AP) — The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month. The airline says the woman's doublewide stroller was tagged to be checked as cargo at the door to the plane, but instead she took it into the cabin, leading to the confrontation with the flight attendant. The incident before a flight from San Francisco to Dallas came two weeks after airport police in Chicago dragged a passenger off a plane after he refused to give up his seat to make room for an airline employee.

Holocaust records project launched at FDR Library and Museum

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:32:28 UT

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has launched an effort to find "unique but dispersed" Holocaust documents and other related material included in the institution's vast archives. Officials at the nation's first presidential library, located 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of New York City, said that by building on existing digital resources it will provide better access to the Holocaust-related records in its archives. The FDR Presidential Library is home to more than 400 manuscript collections that document the Roosevelt administration from 1933-45, including records on various refugee groups fleeing Nazi persecution and the Roosevelt administration's responses.

Orlando airport shuttle stops for 3rd time in week

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:06:19 UT

There were no passengers aboard the tram, and the affected gates primarily serve American, United and Spirit airlines, according to the statement, which also included an apology. Buses transported some travelers to their gates, and the airport opened a walkway between the gates and the main terminal building.

The Latest: Orlando airport shuttle stops for 3rd time

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:05:07 UT

Buses transported some travelers to their gates, and the airport opened a walkway between the gates and the main terminal building. For the second time in a week, shuttle problems at Orlando International Airport caused long lines and more than 50 passengers to miss their flights. On Wednesday, shuttle service from the airport's entrance and baggage handling area to dozens of gates was shut down for about three hours. Buses transported some travelers to their gates, and the airport opened a walkway between the gates and the main terminal building.

Miami passport office closed because of water damage

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:34:30 UT

MIAMI (AP) — Travelers seeking a last-minute passport out of South Florida are out of luck. The U.S. State Department posted on its website ( ) Monday that its Miami Passport Agency is temporarily closed to the public. The Miami Herald ( reports that the building where the office is located suffered water damage, ruining electronics and paperwork. The office says it's unable to take appointments or process passports in one of the nation's major hub cities for international travel. ___ Information from: The Miami Herald,

Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:07:28 UT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival, but expressed confidence in President Donald Trump as a "very good businessman." Dubai, where Emirates is based, and Doha, Qatar Airways' main hub, were among the 10 cities in Muslim-majority countries affected by a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage aboard U.S.-bound flights. Al-Baker also expressed hope that Trump would resist pressure from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to block aggressive expansion into the U.S. market by Gulf-based carriers.

Gillespie, Monk, Ella celebrated at Chicago Jazz Festival

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:49:11 UT

CHICAGO (AP) — The 39th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival will celebrate the 100th birthdays of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald. The festival will include four stages of free live performances by a large pool of Chicago jazz talent and others from around the world.

Adirondack Museum rebrands itself as Adirondack Experience

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:10:11 UT

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Adirondack Museum will open for the season next month with a new name and brand identity designed to lure more visitors to its sprawling 121-acre indoor-outdoor campus. Executive Director David Kahn says consumer research shows travelers and tourists want "rich interactive experiences that immerse them in their environment."

Arts collective buys manufacturing plant to create exhibits

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:14:18 UT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A plant formerly owned by a mining and construction equipment company in Santa Fe will become space for arts production company Meow Wolf to help create its exhibits as it seeks to expand nationwide. The space will become a fabrication, welding, wood shop, art, design and manufacturing facility, The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper reported Thursday ( ). Meow Wolf has drawn more than half a million visitors to the interactive "House of Eternal Return" exhibit, which opened in a former Santa Fe bowling alley in March 2016 with help from "Game of Thrones" writer George R.R. Martin.

Grand Canyon tram project stalls before Navajo council vote

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:35:11 UT

Two committees voted it down, a third wanted to table it and another, in which the whole council will debate the project, had not yet considered it before the spring session ended last week, The Arizona Republic reported ( ). The project calls for building a tram that would drop 3,200 feet into the canyon, taking visitors from the rim to the Colorado River in about 10 minutes. Supporters say the project would bring jobs to the cash-strapped reservation, while opponents say it could desecrate the region and turn the Grand Canyon into an amusement park.

Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:12:40 UT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs. When multiple law enforcement agencies are operating in the same area, it's critical that there be a joint command center to help coordinate security and responses to incidents.

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:22:50 UT

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Lysenko's painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the sun. Over the years, the painting has become one of the most renowned images of the artistic ferment that bubbled under the strictures of insipid Soviet social realism. Bold colors, dancing polygons and strange faces disappeared from the public view, replaced by muscular construction workers and children devotedly presenting bouquets to Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Savitsky began collecting as much of the "unofficial" Soviet art as he could, reportedly filling train sleeping compartments with paintings to bring them to Nukus, some 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) from Moscow. Many of the works likely would have been destroyed or deteriorated irreparably if he had not been able to spirit them away to a city far from the central government's attention.