Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring

DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush.


  • Written by DAVID KOENIG , AP Airlines Writer

Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" box on a census form, would she?

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN and JEFF KAROUB , Associated Press