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Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

Associated Press

The hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines - including Star Alliance and OneWorld members - has compromised the personal data of an unspecified number of travelers.

Idaho House kills attorney general's budget

Associated Press

The Idaho House has killed the Idaho Attorney General's budget for the upcoming year, a move that will force the Legislature's budget-setting committee to create a new budget for the office.

Wanted Las Cruces man killed in shootout with Mexican police

Associated Press

A Las Cruces man suspected of seriously injuring a city police officer with his vehicle during a February incident at a fast-food restaurant died Friday after a shootout with law enforcement officers in Juarez, Mexico, authorities said.

WHO head wants virus vaccine patents waived to boost supply

Associated Press

The head of the World Health Organization called Friday for patent rights to be waived until the end of the coronavirus pandemic so that vaccine supplies can be dramatically increased, saying these “unprecedented times” warrant the move.

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, People stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Some Democratic members of Congress and national union leaders have gathered, seeking to build support for unionizing a massive Amazon facility outside Birmingham, Alabama. Mail voting by about 6,000 workers at the distribution facility began in February 2021 and concludes at the end of March.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Dems draw on civil rights history to push Amazon union vote

- Associated Press

Some Democratic members of Congress and national union leaders on Friday sought to rustle up support for unionizing a massive Amazon facility outside Birmingham, comparing Alabama workers’ organizing campaign to the civil rights movement.

UK says vaccine shipment from India won't hurt poor nations

- Associated Press

Britain’s vaccines minister on Friday dismissed suggestions that the country was getting key COVID-19 jabs intended for poorer countries, insisting that 10 million doses coming from India were always intended for distribution in the U.K.

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010, file photo, Georgia Labor Commissioner Republican candidate Mark Butler smikles during a televised debate in Atlanta. Georgia could allow unemployed people to earn up to $300 a week while keeping their full unemployment benefits and pay up to 26 weeks of benefits under a bill that has passed the General Assembly. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks, File)

Senators abandon plan to crimp labor commissioner authority

- Associated Press

State senators abandoned a plan Friday to strip Georgia's elected labor commissioner of much of his authority, with the proposal's sponsor saying he believed Republican Mark Butler had received the message that lawmakers want faster action on complaints about delayed and denied jobless benefits.

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows Visa credit cards in New Orleans. Borrowing by Americans fell in January 2021 for the first time in five months, as a big drop in the use of credit cards offset increases in auto loans and student loans. The Federal Reserve reported Friday, March 5, 2021 that consumer borrowing fell by $1.3 billion in January, the first setback since a $9 billion decline in August. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Credit card borrowing falls to lowest in level in 4 years

- Associated Press

Borrowing by Americans fell in January for the first time in five months, as the use of credit cards fell to the lowest level in four years, offsetting gains in auto loans and student loans.