US flights returning to normal after yet another holiday weekend of cancellations

Tracking service FlightAware showed about 2,000 flights to, from, or within the United States canceled between Thursday and Sunday, or 2% of scheduled flights. There was a peak of 657 flights canceled on Saturday. Bad weather played a role once again, but staff shortages throughout the airline industry also fed into the problem. Airlines don’t … Read more

U.S. flight disruptions finally ease as the holiday weekend winds down

Lighted tunnel in the United Airlines terminal, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago Illinois. Andrew Woodley | Universal Images Group via Getty Images US airline delays eased on Monday as weather improved, relief for travelers and airlines as the July Fourth holiday weekend comes to an end. As of Monday afternoon, about 1,200 US flights were delayed … Read more

Summer getaways in jeopardy as flight prices surge by 150pc

However, these are outliers. Airline bosses have signaled that price increases are just beginning. In an interview with the Financial Times, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary warned of five years of flight price rises as industry battles spiraling costs. Higher are partly down to a mismatch between supply and demand: staffing shortages mean airlines simply can’t … Read more

NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA’s plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again. It’s been an unusual journey already for the Capstone satellite. It was … Read more

Employee who refused to work while ‘mourning’ Roe v. Wade fired

A woke Universal Music Group worker claims he was fired for “speaking up” about abortion rights — after he admitted he refused to work because he was in “mourning” over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Michael Lopez, a production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises, blasted the company as “anti-gay” for terminating … Read more

3 feet of rain sets up 4th round of flood misery for Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds were told to evacuate or prepare to abandon their homes Monday as Australia’s largest city faces its fourth, and possibly worst, round of flooding in less than a year and a half. Days of torrential rain caused dams to overflow and waterways to … Read more

Riyadh airport handles unprecedented rush of passengers with the beginning of summer vacation

Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — King Khalid International Airport of Riyadh handled the unprecedented rush of passengers bound for their home destinations with the beginning of the annual summer vacation. The airport authorities have said that flow of traffic is smooth now, as it had served a record number of more than 87,000 incoming and … Read more

Germany, Ireland slam UK move toward overriding Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — Germany and Ireland have condemned the UK government’s move towards unilaterally rewriting parts of the post-Brexit deal with the European Union. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Irish counterpart Simon Coveney said there was “no legal or political justification” for overriding the agreed trade rules in Northern Ireland. Writing in British newspaper … Read more

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said. Akron police released video Sunday of the pursuit and … Read more

Several dead in Copenhagen mall shooting; suspect arrested

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a busy shopping mall in the Danish capital Sunday, killing several people and wounding several others, police said. A 22-year-old Danish man was arrested, Copenhagen police inspector Søren Thomassen told reporters, adding there was no indication that anyone else was involved in the attack, though police … Read more