Pilots' union asks Boeing CEO for time in 737 Max simulator

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The president of the pilots' union at American Airlines wants Boeing to give his safety experts time in a 737 Max flight simulator before the planes fly again. ...

Under pressure, plane industry vows cleaner flight _ someday

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Battery-powered planes, solar planes, hydrogen planes — jet makers are working on myriad ways to make flying less damaging to the planet. Yet clean flying on a mass scale rem...

Elementary school on Green Island holds graduation under water

TAIPEI (CNA) -- This year's 12 new graduates of Gungguan Elementary School on Green Island, a volcanic islet off the eastern coast of Taiwan, received their diplomas in an unusual underwater gradu...

Brazil's Moro questions authenticity of leaked messages

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's justice minister on Saturday questioned the authenticity of leaked personal messages published by a news website that appear to show him when he was still a judge improp...

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___ Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed over rates WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has no intention of ending his public attacks on the Fed...

New Oregon lab, seed certification bring standards to hemp

AURORA, Ore. (AP) — A unit of wheat is a called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp see...

Pilot killed in crash wasn't certified to fly in bad weather

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, r...

Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) — NASA announced Friday that it will open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with the first visit as early as next year. The round-trip ticket will ...

State, federal laws now allow Arizona farmers to grow hemp

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona farmers will soon begin planting hemp as its byproduct - CBD oil - is exploding in popularity, with some supporters saying it could overtake a traditional crop in the state beca...

Starting the process: How to get a small business certified

NEW YORK (AP) — Many small businesses can take advantage of contracting and other opportunities from large companies and federal, state and local agencies. They must qualify for certain categories, su...

How LGBT owners boost chances to win big business contracts

NEW YORK (AP) — In the early days of his information technology company, Sam Lehman looked for ways to differentiate his business from its many competitors. As he searched online, Le...

Who gets to give dietary advice? Health coach fights law

NEW YORK (AP) — In California, Heather Del Castillo offered tips on natural eating as a health coach. But in Florida, the title didn't qualify her to give nutrition advice. After get...

Taipei same-sex couple becomes first in Taiwan and Asia to legally marry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As same-sex marriage registrations begin today following the Legislative Yuan's passing of Asia's first same-sex marriage law, the first couple officially wed this morn...

Efforts to unionize Tennessee Volkswagen plant see setback

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — In a split decision, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a setback for unionization efforts at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant. ...

Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

NEW YORK (AP) — Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm. "I learned the '...