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Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames union

Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames unionSouthwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven apologized to travelers and said the union that represents its mechanics has a "history of work disruptions.''



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NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays

NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delaysThe U.S. space agency has since had to rely on Russia’s Roscosmos program to ferry astronauts to the orbital space station at a cost of roughly $ 80 million per seat, NASA has said. After 2019 there are no seats available on the spacecraft for U.S. crew, and a NASA advisory panel recommended on Friday that the U.S. space program develop a contingency plan to guarantee access to the station in case technical problems delay Boeing and SpaceX any further. A NASA spokesman on Friday characterized a solicitation request NASA filed on Wednesday as a contingency plan.



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Senate committee delays vote on Trump's attorney general pick

Senate committee delays vote on Trump's attorney general pickDelaying the committee’s vote will give Democrats more time to question Barr about how he would handle Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Barr criticized the investigation last year in a memo to the Justice Department but he told the committee in testimony two weeks ago that he would protect the probe from political interference and would allow Mueller to conclude his work. Trump has repeatedly criticized the investigation as a “witch hunt” and denies any collusion with Moscow.



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Government shutdown delays flights on the East Coast

Government shutdown delays flights on the East CoastAnother day, another tangible impact of the government shutdown on the American people.

On Friday morning, the FAA began delaying flights into major East Coast airports — LaGuardia, Newark, Reagan (D.C.), and Philadelphia — due to air traffic control staff shortages in centers in Washington and Florida.

> The ground delay program and ground stop for @LGAairport confirms that there are staffing issues at ZDC and ZJX (Jacksonville Center). pic.twitter.com/9Hdv4UcCg0
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> — NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) January 25, 2019

SEE ALSO: Delta CEO says the government shutdown will cost them $ 25 million this month

The disruptions come a day after several airline executives expressed concern about the shutdown's impact on their industry and as the public is starting to blame Trump more and more for the shutdown.

Of the all the Friday delays, the biggest reaction was around LaGuardia, mostly because of its reputation and location in New York City. However, JFK, Newark, and Philadelphia are all ranked as busier airports than LaGuardia.

Uh oh.

Image: FAA/US Gov

That didn't stop travelers from going into meltdown mode on Twitter, though, cracking jokes and lamenting in general. 

> Make
> Airlines
> Grind to a halt
> t.co/m8zAOgrkkd
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> — Adam Sternbergh (@sternbergh) January 25, 2019

> turns out it's Infrastructure Week after all! t.co/n66oMEY0VH
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> — Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) January 25, 2019

> Not like anyone is gonna see a noticeable difference with how bad LGA is t.co/LS61dQCclU
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> — George Basile (@JGBasile) January 25, 2019

> On a good day LGA is hell on earth….. t.co/iChJZDleAb
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> — TheInsistence (@cleverironictag) January 25, 2019

> art of the deal t.co/22jyfQys6P
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> — Stephen Metcalf (@Metlandia) January 25, 2019

> And I thought LGA was a hellhole before… pic.twitter.com/UqfUlqMsov
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> — Anne Riley Moffat (@A_Riley17) January 25, 2019

If things are bad now, though, just wait. The chain-reaction of just these delays is sure to cause a horrendous mess heading into the weekend.  Additionally, Atlanta's airport is consistently ranked as the busiest in the world, and it's expecting an influx of travelers for next week's Super Bowl. Things may get whole lot messier. 

## WATCH: Delta CEO says the government shutdown will cost them $ 25 million this month



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US delays returning asylum seekers to Mexico

US delays returning asylum seekers to MexicoThe United States has delayed its plan to send asylum seekers back to Mexico while their claims are processed, as the Mexican government said Friday it “disagrees” with the policy. US and Mexican officials had said President Donald Trump’s controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy would be put into effect Friday at noon with the return of 20 Central Americans at the San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego, California and the Mexican city of Tijuana.



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Major Airports Face Staffing Shortages and Delays Amid Government Shutdown

Major Airports Face Staffing Shortages and Delays Amid Government ShutdownThe government shutdown's effect on aviation is taking hold.



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Trump ex-lawyer delays testimony over president's 'threats': attorney

Trump ex-lawyer delays testimony over president's 'threats': attorneyDonald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen alleged Wednesday that he had been “threatened” by the president and postponed planned testimony in Congress. Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said in an explosive statement that both Trump and Trump’s current personal counsel Rudy Giuliani had menaced Cohen and his family, forcing him to put off his February 7 appearance before the House Oversight Committee, where he was expected to talk about his work for the president. “Due to ongoing threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. Giuliani, as recently as this weekend, as well as Mr. Cohen’s continued cooperation with ongoing investigations, by advice of counsel, Mr. Cohen’s appearance will be postponed to a later date,” Davis said.



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Trump ex-lawyer delays testimony over president's 'threats': attorney

Trump ex-lawyer delays testimony over president's 'threats': attorneyDonald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has postponed testimony in Congress citing threats from the president, Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said Wednesday. The threats were unspecified, but allegedly came from both the president and his current personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, according to a statement from Davis. Cohen had been scheduled to appear before the House Oversight Committee on February 7 to testify about his work for Trump, including contacts with Russia during the 2016 election and hush payments he made allegedly at Trump’s direction to two former lovers of the president.



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Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against governmentRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to a halt because the U.S. Department of Justice doesn't have enough attorneys working to handle them.



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Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against governmentRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to a halt because the U.S. Department of Justice doesn't have enough attorneys working to handle them.



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