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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 small animals after hamster COVID outbreak

Hong Kong health authorities on Tuesday said around 2,000 hamsters and chinchillas need to be put down after COVID-19 infections were traced back to a pet store. At least 11 hamsters tested positive...

Hong Kong arrests 2 ex-air crew for breaking COVID-19 rules

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested two former flight attendants for allegedly leaving their homes when they should have been in isolation for possible coronavirus infections, which were later ...

After wave of cancellations, Delta sees recovery in 2022

Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more qu...

Trudeau calls party flight to Mexico a slap in the face

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called videos of a party on a recent Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico, a “slap in the face” to those who have tried to stay...

EXPLAINER: Why was holiday-season flying such a nightmare?

A forecast of better weather means that the worst may finally be over for tens of thousands of air travelers who were grounded by flight cancellations that skyrocketed over the New Year's Day weekend....

Thousands of flights canceled, delayed at start of workweek

A winter storm that hit the mid-Atlantic on Monday combined with pandemic-caused shortages of airline workers to push flight cancellations to a holiday-season high, creating more frustration for trave...

Snow storms and pandemic ground flights, delay holiday's end

Wintry weather combined with the pandemic to frustrate air travelers whose return flights home from the holidays were canceled or delayed in the first days of the new year. More than...

Russian, Czech junior hockey teams removed from plane

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Members of the Russian and Czech Republic world junior hockey teams were removed from a New Year’s Eve flight from Calgary to Frankfurt, Germany, with fellow passengers saying ...

New year brings more canceled flights for air travelers

For air travelers, the new year picked up where the old one left off – with lots of frustration. By late Saturday afternoon on the East Coast, more than 2,600 U.S. flights and nearly 4,600 wo...

Wave of canceled flights from omicron closes out 2021

More canceled flights frustrated air travelers on the final day of 2021 and appeared all but certain to inconvenience hundreds of thousands more over the New Year's holiday weekend. ...

EXPLAINER: Why are so many flights being canceled?

The forces that have scrambled thousands of flights since Christmas Eve could ease in January, but that's cold comfort to the millions of flyers with New Year's plans. And if 2021 h...

Business Highlights: More flights cancelled, omicron surges

—— China urges US to protect its space station from satellites BEIJING (AP) — China is urging the United States to protect a Chinese space station and its three-mem...

Widespread flight cancellations continue as omicron spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of flights were cancelled Wednesday as the omicron variant creates havoc both for travelers and for airlines that are having to cobble together flight crews as pilots, flight ...

Omicron, storms disrupt air travel for 4th consecutive day

NEW YORK (AP) — Flight cancellations that disrupted holiday travel, stretched into Monday as airlines called off more than 1,000 U.S. flights because crews were sick with COVID-19 during one of the y...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2021. There are nine days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec...