Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport sets new passenger record in 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is reporting a new record for total passengers last year.

Airport officials say Sky Harbor served more than 44 million travelers in 2015.

That's a...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent Arkansas editorials

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Feb. 8, 2016

Anger's effect on voters

Sometimes it feels really good to get angry.

It's a...

Mayor: state of emergency for Big Island dengue outbreak

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi is declaring the island's ongoing dengue fever outbreak a state of emergency.

The proclamation signed Monday says there's imminent danger to the...

2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.

The Florida Museum of Natural History released the numbers Monday....

UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said...

I-29 lanes reopened, travel advisory remains for northeast

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have reopened the Interstate 29 southbound lanes two miles north of Bowesmont.

The lanes were closed...

Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the...

Ducey creates office to help streamline economic development

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday announced the creation of a new office designed to help streamline economic development and marketing of Arizona across the nation and internationally.

The new...