(WASHINGTON) -- There were 302,000 encounters along the southwest border in December, marking the highest monthly total ever recorded, sources told ABC News.Sources stressed the numbers are preliminary and could change.The numbers -- a hot-button election year topic -- come as the Justice Department... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Southwest Airlines has been handed a record $140 million fine for its operational meltdown during the 2022 holiday travel season, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday.The civil penalty leveled against the airline is about 30 times larger than any previous fine... Read More.
(LONDON) -- As thousands of earthquakes rumbled Iceland's southwestern coast over the weekend, local weather officials warned of a "significant likelihood" of a volcanic eruption in the coming days.More than 2,000 earthquakes were recorded in about 48 hours, including about 1,000 in a 12-hour... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As travelers race to book flights for the holidays, Southwest Airlines has announced new changes that will make it easier to earn higher status, with better access to upgrades and more perks for elite members.The largest low-cost carrier announced new perks... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for more than 42 million Americans in Southern California, with Hilary expected to be the first tropical storm to hit the region since Nora in 1997.Hurricane Hilary has entered cooler water and is starting to weaken.... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A white mother who says she was accused of trafficking her biracial daughter has filed a federal lawsuit against Southwest Airlines alleging she and her daughter were victims of "blatant racism" by airline employees.According to the lawsuit, filed Aug. 3 in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A deadly heat wave that has persisted for weeks continues to grip a swath of the United States.The National Weather Service has issued heat alerts that are in effect on Monday for 40 million Americans across at least a dozen states,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Severe storms spawned multiple tornadoes across northern Illinois on Wednesday evening that knocked down trees, ripped off roofs and disrupted hundreds of flights in the Chicago area.There were at least five reported tornadoes in the Prairie State -- two in Cook... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- More than 35 million Americans are on alert for dangerous heat that's baking the Southeast and Southwest.On Monday, the temperature will hit about 109 degrees in Palm Springs, California; 108 in Las Vegas; 110 in Phoenix; 105 in Tucson, Arizona; and... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Following a mid-air scare, a doctor is calling for the Federal Aviation Administration to make policy changes and for Southwest Airlines to stock lifesaving epinephrine auto-injectors aboard passenger planes.Lindsey Ulin, an internal medicine resident physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Summer-like heat is moving across the country this week with dozens of record-high temperatures possible from Arizona to Massachusetts.Monday brought multiple record highs to the West, from Tucson, Arizona, which clocked in at 97 degrees, to Boise, Idaho, which reached 82... Read More.
(LAS VEGAS) -- An off-duty pilot jumped into action Wednesday after a Southwest Airlines pilot suffered a medical emergency, mid-flight, airline officials said.Southwest Flight 6013 had just taken off for its trip between Las Vegas and Columbus, Ohio, around 6:33 a.m. when the pilot... Read More.