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Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb says it will be blocking and cancelling all reservations in the Washington, D.C. area during the week of the presidential inauguration. The decision, announced Wednesday, was in response to various local, state and federal officials asking people not to travel to Washington, D.C. It came …

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Senate effort to block F-35, drone sales to UAE fails

The Senate rejected a push on Wednesday to block the Trump administration’s plan to sell $23 billion in advanced military technology to the United Arab Emirates — a package that includes F-35 stealth fighter jets and MQ9 Reaper armed drones — clearing the way for the sale to proceed. Sens. …

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Senate bid to block UAE arms sales falls short

WASHINGTON — An effort to block $23 billion in U.S. sales of stealth fighter jets and advanced, weaponized drones to the United Arab Emirates fizzled in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, with a pair of resolutions failing short of a majority despite concerns about the sale from Israel advocates, human …

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