Holiday travel

This undated photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's office on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 shows Michael Lester. Authorities in Florida received a 911 call on New Year's Eve from Lester who said he was driving drunk and needed police. (Polk County Sheriff's office via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 2:39 pm
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking while directing officers to the scene. When the...
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December 26, 2017 - 12:56 pm
A passenger tried to board a plane with a gun and ammunition at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday morning, causing a long backup at checkpoints during the post-Christmas travel rush. The passenger had a carry-on bag containing a Ruger with a separate magazine loaded with 10 rounds of .22-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2014, file photo, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Charles D. Luckey joins other volunteers taking phone calls from children around the world asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their homes, inside a phone-in center during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Hundreds of volunteers are on the phones at the base, answering questions from eager kids who want to know where Santa is on his Christmas Eve travels. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 24, 2017 - 5:41 pm
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers at an Air Force base in Colorado were answering questions on Sunday from eager children who wanted to know where Santa was on his Christmas Eve travels. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump also pitched in and took calls...
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UCLA guard Aaron Holiday (3) shoots over Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (22) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)
December 23, 2017 - 8:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — UCLA guard Aaron Holiday delivered a steadying performance and a clutch finish to a made-for-TV holiday weekend event. And he did it in the same arena where his brother, Jrue Holiday, plays home games in the NBA — albeit to the disappointment of a decidedly pro-Kentucky crowd...
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December 22, 2017 - 8:57 am
DALLAS (AP) — A fire alarm at a Dallas airport forced thousands of holiday travelers to leave their gates and gather at security checkpoints, but most flights were not delayed by the disruption. Officials at Dallas Love Field say an air-conditioning unit overheated early Friday, generating smoke...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis poses for a photo with U.S. Marine Corps troops at a rifle range at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday, Dec. 21. 2017. The unannounced visit was the first by a defense secretary since Donald Rumsfeld visited in January 2002 shortly after the first prisoners arrived from Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
December 21, 2017 - 5:56 pm
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis chose an unusual site Thursday to begin a pre-holiday tour of military bases, urging troops on this Navy base to set a good example for politically divided Americans and be always ready for war. He gave no hint about the future of...
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Alexis Canete rests on his luggage as he waits in the Delta ticket line to get back home to Cuba from his visit to Tennessee on Monday Dec. 18, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the day after a massive power outage brought operations to halt. Power was restored at the world's busiest airport after a massive outage Sunday afternoon that left planes and passengers stranded for hours, forced airlines to cancel more than 1,100 flights and created a logistical nightmare during the already-busy holiday travel season. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 18, 2017 - 9:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's air-travel system struggled to get back on schedule and re-book stranded passengers Monday after a fire and blackout at the world's busiest airport forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of the Christmas rush. Travelers sat on the floor,...
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Travelers move through a security check-in line at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. While power was restored to the world's busiest airport early Monday, the travel woes will linger for days for the thousands of people stranded at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 18, 2017 - 1:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a power outage at the Atlanta airport (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Georgia Power's top executive apologized for the power outage that crippled Atlanta's airport, saying he realized that it inconvenienced thousands of people. CEO Paul Bowers said in a phone interview...
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Long lines form at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a power outage, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 18, 2017 - 12:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Minutes after its midnight deadline to get the electricity back on at the world's busiest airport, Georgia Power announced early Monday that power had been fully restored to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the...
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This Nov. 14, 2015 image provided by the Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau shows a family dressed up in Victorian-style clothing for a photo at the Imagination Station located in the Dickens Welcome Center in Cambridge, Ohio. The dress-up photo op is part of the annual Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge which features scenes and characters inspired by the Victorian era and "A Christmas Carol." (Rick Lee/Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 10:28 am
Six-foot-tall nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity display and a Dickens Victorian Village: These are some of the ways that Ohio says 'Merry Christmas!' Scenes from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and other Victorian-era figures can be found in the city of Cambridge. A life-size Nativity display...
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