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Laos-China railway to launch as debt to Beijing mounts

Dec. 01, 2021 23:32 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Laos, a nation of 7 million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt. The line through lush tropical...

November economy index falls, but confidence ticks up

Dec. 01, 2021 15:38 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states indicate the region’s economy remains healthy and have seen their confidence in the economy over the next six months improve, according to a new monthly survey released Wednesday. But about half of...

NTSB issues safety alert to subways, rail over wheel defect

Dec. 01, 2021 14:52 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday issued a safety alert to subway systems and commuter railroads over a wheelset problem that led to a derailment in the nation’s capital, saying the defect is difficult to detect and potentially devastating. The...

Woman beaten on train in latest SEPTA violence

Dec. 01, 2021 13:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia transit officials say a woman was beaten by two juveniles on a train Tuesday evening, just hours after hundreds of people gathered at a rally prompted by an attack on the train last month. The rally against Asian American hate was...

Arizona history-Dec. 5-11

Dec. 01, 2021 11:57 AM EST

Sunday, Dec. 5 On this date in 1873, a Telegraph Ball was held in Tucson to celebrate completion of the first military telegraph to the town. On this date in 1905, there was great public indignation when President Theodore Roosevelt’s message to...

Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 4, disrupts trains

Dec. 01, 2021 09:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, German authorities said. A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the Donnersbergerbruecke...

Train kills 2 elephants walking on track in northeast India

Dec. 01, 2021 08:49 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train has hit and killed two wild elephants in northeastern India’s Assam state, authorities said Wednesday. “The two adult elephants were walking on the railway track when the train, on its way to the eastern tea-growing town of...

Man charged in rape on Philadelphia train held for trial

Nov. 29, 2021 18:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of raping a woman on a commuter train outside Philadelphia while other passengers were present was ordered held for trial by a magistrate judge Monday. Fiston Ngoy, 35, is charged with rape and related offenses. The Oct. 13 attack on a...

Mexican president decrees automatic approval for projects

Nov. 22, 2021 22:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a broad decree Monday requiring all federal agencies to give automatic approval for any public works project the government deems to be "in the national interest" or to “involve national...

Newsom names energy adviser as state's top utility regulator

Nov. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named his senior adviser on energy policy as the next president of the powerful state body that regulates utilities. Alice Reynolds is set to lead the five-member California Public Utilities Commission...