AIR­LINES FINED FOR VI­O­LA­TIONS

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Three U.S. air­lines have agreed to each pay hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars in fines to re­solve gov­ern­ment claims that they violated rules aimed at pro­tect­ing con­sumers.

The Trans­porta­tion De­part­ment de­tailed the vi­o­la­tions and the fines levied against Amer­i­can Air­lines Group, Delta Air Lines and Fron­tier Air­lines in doc­u­ments re­leased late Fri­day.

• The gov­ern­ment fined Amer­i­can Air­lines $250,000 af­ter de­ter­min­ing that the air car­rier failed to make timely re­funds to pas­sen­gers in the first half of 2015.

• Delta agreed to pay $200,000 to re­solve the gov­ern­ment’s find­ing that the air­line un­der­re­ported the num­ber of mis­han­dled bag­gage com­plaints it re­ceived from pas­sen­gers.

• Of­fi­cials hit Fron­tier Air­lines with a heftier fine: $400,000. In­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined that the air­line in­vol­un­tar­ily bumped pas­sen­gers from over­booked flights with­out first seek­ing vol­un­teers or pro­vid­ing proper com­pen­sa­tion in a timely man­ner.

NAACP names in­terim leader. BAL­TI­MORE» The NAACP an­nounced a new in­terim leader on Satur­day, along with a na­tion­wide lis­ten­ing tour that will al­low it to talk to lo­cal mem­bers and fig­ure out what the fu­ture of the na­tion’s old­est civil rights or­ga­ni­za­tion should be.

Der­rick John­son, the vice chair­man of the NAACP board of di­rec­tors, will serve as in­terim pres­i­dent and CEO, of­fi­cials an­nounced at the 108th na­tional con­ven­tion here.

Trump mak­ing it harder for bil­lion­aires? NEW YORK» Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s per­for­mance in the White House will make it harder for Repub­li­cans — and bil­lion­aires — in the com­ing elec­tions, two of his most promi­nent crit­ics said Satur­day.

Bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man Mark Cuban and for­mer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lashed out at the Repub­li­can pres­i­dent dur­ing sep­a­rate re­marks at a sum­mer fes­ti­val in New York City’s Cen­tral Park.

Cuban, who owns the Dal­las Mav­er­icks bas­ket­ball team, said he may chal­lenge Trump in 2020.

Cuban warned that Trump “might ruin the path” for an­other bil­lion­aire out­sider to run for pres­i­dent in the fu­ture.

“He’s not set­ting the best ex­am­ple,” Cuban said.

Man sues to col­lect lottery win­nings.

A man who was de­nied a $5 mil­lion lottery jack­pot be­cause his teenage son bought the ticket is su­ing the Cal­i­for­nia Lottery Com­mis­sion.

Ward Thomas of Long Beach says he sent his son to buy Scratch­ers tick­ets from a gas sta­tion in Oc­to­ber.

One was a win­ner. Thomas says he val­i­dated the ticket at a lottery of­fice, but two months later, the prize was de­nied be­cause his son was 16 and only adults can play.

Mom needs help with 10-year-old car thief.

Po­lice say the mother of a 10-year-old Florida boy ar­rested four times in six weeks for steal­ing cars is ask­ing for help con­trol­ling her son.

Day­tona Beach Po­lice Chief Craig Capri said the boy will be in ju­ve­nile de­ten­tion for 30 days and that his agency will help him af­ter his re­lease.

Capri did not of­fer de­tails, but said the boy had fallen in with the wrong crowd and was spi­ral­ing out of con­trol.

Po­lice say he cut off his an­kle mon­i­tor the day af­ter be­ing charged with steal­ing a car and stole an­other one.

Ac­cused teen called “very good per­son.” FRANKLIN,

The at­tor­ney for an 18-year-old Ohio woman ac­cused of bury­ing an in­fant alive out­side her fam­ily’s home said the teen is a “very good per­son” who has worked with dis­abled chil­dren.

Brooke Sky­lar Richard­son pleaded not guilty through her at­tor­ney to a reck­less homi­cide charge on Fri­day dur­ing a brief mu­nic­i­pal court hear­ing in the south­west Ohio city of Franklin. A judge continued her $15,000 bond.

War­ren County Pros­e­cu­tor David Forn­shell said Fri­day the charge was based on ev­i­dence that the in­fant was “born alive and was not a still­born baby.” A crim­i­nal com­plaint said the in­fant died May 7.

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