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Dozens killed as Pakistani airliner crashes in Karachi

At least 76 people have been killed after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight crashed Friday in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, according to a statement from the Sindh Health Department.The airline's CEO said at a news conference that…

EasyJet reveals ‘sophisticated’ hack of customer details

LONDON (AP) — U.K.-based budget airline easyJet said Tuesday that “highly sophisticated” hackers accessed the email addresses and travel details of approximately 9 million customers. It also said that following a “forensic” investigation, it found that the credit card details…

Zoom investigates cause of disrupted video conferences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Video conferencing service Zoom said Sunday that it was investigating the cause of outages that apparently affected some users’ ability to host and join meetings. Zoom, which has become a staple during the coronavirus pandemic because it…

Strong typhoon slams into pandemic-hit Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Thursday after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters. The first typhoon to hit the country…

Leaders search for optimism amid coronavirus pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — As families in the U.S. and elsewhere marked Mother’s Day in a time of social distancing and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, world leaders projected optimism they could loosen lockdowns while controlling a potential second wave…

Airlines support temperature checks of passengers

WASHINGTON — A trade group representing major airlines says its members support having the government do temperature checks of passengers as long as necessary during the coronavirus crisis. Airlines for America said Saturday that the checks will add a layer…

New coronavirus antigen test with fast results approved

U.S. regulators have approved a new type of coronavirus test that administration officials have promoted as a key to opening up the country. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced emergency authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp.…

Rock 'n' Roll pioneer, Little Richard, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson,…