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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion between major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Are airlines colluding to keep ticket prices high? Feds are investigating

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats. A … 0

Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NEW YORK — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson’s calendar, it’s also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. Anderson is the mastermind of the National Day Calendar, an online compendium of pseudo-holidays that has become a resource for TV and radio stations looking to add a … 0

Shark attack on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina’s Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state’s coastal waters. A hospital spokeswoman had no report of his condition Wednesday afternoon. The man suffered wounds to his … 0

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

Monday, June 29, 2015

PARIS — WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn’t immediately respond to the release … 0

SpaceX reviewing mountains of data to figure out why its rocket exploded

Monday, June 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES — SpaceX officials say they will be holding daily meetings with NASA and the Air Force in hopes of quickly determining what caused an unmanned rocket carrying cargo for the International Space Station to explode in midair just minutes after liftoff Sunday. Teams of engineers have … 0

Nation/World Briefs

Monday, June 29, 2015

Limited options if Iran talks fall apart CAIRO — The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions … 0

A new South? Time will tell if furling the rebel flag means deeper change

Sunday, June 28, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply … 0

Weddings, then a halt in Mississippi

Sunday, June 28, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. — Amber Hamilton and Annice Smith were the first same-sex couple to wed in Mississippi, and nearly the last, at least for a while. About an hour after the pair filled out the requisite paperwork, handed … 0

Woman who removed S.C. statehouse Confederate flag out of jail

Sunday, June 28, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital. Officer L. Tucker of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention … 0

Coast Guard lowers hammer on high seas drug-running

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MIAMI — When the cutter Vigilant docked at the Coast Guard base in Miami Beach on June 12, its crew offloaded bales of marijuana and packets of cocaine worth millions on the illegal market. It was the latest … 0

Report: World Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust level

Sunday, June 28, 2015

JERUSALEM — The world’s Jewish population has grown to be nearly as large as it was before the Holocaust, an Israeli think tank said in its annual report Sunday. The Jewish People Policy Institute said there are currently … 0

A former cop who killed teaches on deadly force

Sunday, June 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES — It all happened in seconds. But those brief moments would forever change life for David Klinger, a self-described “beach kid” who’d dreamt of being a police officer since he was a kid. He’d entered the … 0

Some Southerners still fighting for flag

Sunday, June 28, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — By the time Marion Lambert arrived at the base of the huge Confederate battle flag he helped erect within view of Interstate 75, a small crowd had gathered. Billed as the nation’s largest Confederate flag … 0