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Commuter train passenger killed in crash with truck

May. 11, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A passenger has been killed and two others hurt after a commuter train collided with a semi-trailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago. The Metra train's engineer and conductor also were injured in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clarendon Hills,...

80-1 shot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby

May. 08, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anyone anticipating a return to normalcy in the Kentucky Derby got a dose of crazy on Saturday when an 80-1 shot came charging up the rail to win at Churchill Downs. As favorite Epicenter and Zandon engaged in a duel at the front, Rich Strike stole the show...

China halts freight train traffic with North Korea

Apr. 29, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China says it halted railroad freight traffic with North Korea as it deals with the spread of COVID-19 in the border town of Dandong. The countries had reopened trade between Dandong and North Korea’s Sinuiju in January following a two-year pause while the North...

Fertilizer company complains about railroad shipment limits

Apr. 14, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major fertilizer company says the limits Union Pacific is putting on rail traffic to clear up congestion will delay shipments that farmers need during the spring planting season. CF Industries said Thursday that the railroad ordered it to cut its shipments...

Choo-choo: Hornets' play-in arrival blocked by freight train

Apr. 14, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets were delayed getting to the arena Wednesday for their NBA play-in game against the Atlanta Hawks. By a freight train, of all things. Tracks run all around State Farm Arena, a remnant of a time when the area was the site of the...

Construction on key Northeast corridor rail bridge gets OK'd

Apr. 07, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Construction to replace a century-old rail bridge that has been a regular source of delays on the corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C. has received the go-ahead to start. New Jersey Transit announced Thursday it had issued a notice to proceed for the...

Suit blames railroad bridge clog in deadly Tennessee floods

Apr. 05, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ten families are suing CSX Transportation for up to $450 million over flooding that killed 20 people in Tennessee last year, claiming a clog underneath the railroad giant's bridge in rural Waverly allowed a “deadly tidal wave” to form. The lawsuit filed...

Software glitch halts trains across the Netherlands

Apr. 03, 2022 06:59 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Trains operated by the national rail network were halted across the Netherlands Sunday by what the operator called a technical problem. Erik Kroeze, a spokesman for railway operator NS, said the problem was in a planning software system. He said there...

Live updates: Support for Ukraine shown at Oscars

Mar. 27, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

At the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night, attendees expressed support for Ukraine by going silent for 30 seconds. A tribute that started with words from the Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis ended with the Academy Awards fading to black about midway through the show,...

Live updates: New phase of Ukraine war? Russia shifts focus

Mar. 26, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

Russian forces in Ukraine appear to have shifted their focus from a ground offensive aimed at Kyiv to instead prioritizing what Moscow calls the liberation of the contested Donbas region, suggesting a new phase of the war. It appears too early to know whether this means President...