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Southwest Airlines is hit with a $140 million fine for last year's meltdown

The U.S. Transportation Department has levied a $140 million fine on Southwest. It comes after the airline's meltdown last year that led to thousands of canceled flights and many stranded passengers.

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Joel Rose is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He covers immigration and breaking news.