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  • US says average airfares rising slowly; $381 in 4Q

    DALLAS (AP) — The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the average domestic airfare rose to $381 in the fourth...

  • Driver gets 3 years in fatal crash on BW Parkway

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Hyattsville man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for the death of a passenger in his SUV after it rolled over on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Twenty-year-old Josue Balbino Ruiz Reyes had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter...

  • JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes. The pilots will join the Air Line Pilots Association. Of the 96 percent of pilots eligible to vote, the association said 71 percent...

  • Gansler: Md. should study high-speed rail options

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State Attorney General Doug Gansler wants Maryland's government to take the initiative on building high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington. The Democratic candidate for governor said that, if elected, he'll form a task force to develop recommendations on high-speed rail...

  • Plaza hotel, NYC face off over bike-sharing rack

    NEW YORK (AP) — A landmarked space across the street from the legendary Plaza hotel is no place for the city's popular bike-sharing system to park some of its electric-blue rides, the hotel's lawyers told a judge Tuesday. But city attorneys said the spot on Grand Army Plaza is just right for...

  • Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to...

  • Monroe mayor expects transit contract next month

    MONROE, La. (AP) — Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said he expects the city to enter into a contract with a management firm to run the city's transit system by the end of May. The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/1k3i3iC ) funding for the current management firm, First Transit, expires on April 30....

  • Jackson Co. approves $5M loan for Pascagoula port

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors came out of executive session with the Port of Pascagoula and approved a loan, not to exceed $5 million, to improve a wharf on Bayou Casotte. Port Director Mark McAndrews tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/RHOzNQ ) the money...

  • Metro to open early for marathon Sunday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says it will open early Sunday for the Nike Women's Half Marathon, and there will be weekend adjustments for track work. Metro says it will open at 5 a.m. Sunday, two hours early, to help runners get to the start of the race. Other adjustments begin Friday at 10 p.m....

  • SKorea: Ferry didn't take hard turn before sinking

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say their earlier conclusion that the sunken ferry had made a sharp turn shortly before the disaster was incorrect, and that the vessel changed course much more gradually. Data from the ferry Sewol's automatic identification system, an on-board...

  • Construction may snarl Northern California traffic

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Repairs starting Tuesday at the convergence of three major freeways in Northern California could cause massive traffic delays for vehicles passing through the state capital. California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Bradley says hour-long delays are possible on Highway...

  • Conn. airport authority gives pre-approval to firm

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An industrial electrical manufacturer and distributor has received an early approval to open a facility in the recently created Waterbury-Oxford Airport Development Zone. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that the Connecticut Airport Authority okayed its first...

  • AAA: Gas prices up 4 cents to $3.64 a gallon

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices in Rhode Island are up 4 cents from last week but are below the U.S. average. The latest weekly price report from AAA Southern New England, released Monday found the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve in the state is $3.64. The local price is 4...

  • High court will hear case of mistaken traffic stop

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law. The justices on Monday said they will hear an appeal from a North Carolina man who claims his Fourth...

  • US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat announced the fines for 139 violations since 2004 in his...



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