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Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

The airline industry's U.S. trade group is predicting another record for summer travel. Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 257.4 million people will fly on U.S. carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31. That's a 3.4% increase over last summer, and it works out to about 2.8 million travelers a day. The trade group says…

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Seoul advanced, while Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined. Anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tension was reignited by Washington's decision to require export licenses for technology sales to…

Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak on Tuesday. Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then…

Japan wrestling with Trump going to sumo during state visit

TOKYO (AP) — Plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are raising security issues for organizers. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eager to have Trump and his wife, Melania, attend the final day of a 15-day tournament on May 26 and…

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and new evidence that leads to criminal charges. Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton was killed in the…

Tornadoes on the Plains not as bad as feared; threat remains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An intense storm system moved across the Southern Plains on Monday, spawning tornadoes that caused scattered damage and a deluge of rain but not the "particularly dangerous" twisters that forecasters had feared. No injuries were reported. Late Monday, the National Weather Service reduced the severe threat of violent storms to a…

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 141st day of 2019. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland. On…

In gender-swap photo filters, some trans people see therapy

NEW YORK (AP) — Hit a button, and you're "transformed" into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders. "Yo this is SPOT ON my mom." ''Pretty." ''Are you in a sorority?" A swipe and another click. Suddenly you're a square-jawed man — heavy of…

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear. U.S. companies that supply the Chinese tech powerhouse with computer chips saw their stock prices slump Monday, and Huawei faces decimated smartphone sales with the anticipated loss of Google's popular software and services. The U.S. move escalates trade-war tensions with…