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3 killed as Amtrak train hits car in Northern California

Jun. 26, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed Sunday afternoon when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into a car ín Northern California, authorities said. The crash occurred at around 1 p.m. in Brentwood, about an hour's drive southeast of San Francisco, the California Highway...

West Virginia aviator honored at memorial service

Jun. 26, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia aviator who trained more than 40,000 pilots has been honored at a memorial service, officials said. The Kanawha County Commission said the flag at the courthouse in Charleston was lowered to half-staff Saturday in honor of Benny Mallory, who...

Mercury, Charles agree to part ways after 18 games

Jun. 25, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tina Charles' stint in the desert was a short one. The Phoenix Mercury announced Saturday they agreed to terms on a contract divorce with Charles after 18 games. “After discussions with Tina and her agent, it was best for both parties to go our...

Seattle starts work on bridge from market to waterfront

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has started work on a new pedestrian bridge that will connect Pike Place Market to the downtown waterfront. Dubbed “Overlook Walk,” the bridge will stretch above Alaskan Way, with one arm descending directly to a new waterfront promenade and another arm...

House panel votes to fund extra destroyer in new fiscal year

Jun. 25, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A key congressional committee has signed off on an additional destroyer like those built at Bath Iron Works for the upcoming fiscal year. The House Armed Services Committee approved an extra $37 billion in spending in an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden,...

Here we go again: Strike snarls UK trains for a third day

Jun. 25, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Train stations were all but deserted across Britain on Saturday, as the third day of a national strike snarled the weekend plans of millions. Train companies said only a fifth of passenger services would run, as about 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers...

Bangladesh marks opening of country's longest bridge

Jun. 25, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday celebrated the opening of the country’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations. The 6.51-kilometer (4.04-mile) bridge...

Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

Jun. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. ...

Pilots in line for big raises amid global travel disruptions

Jun. 24, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The largest pilots union has approved a contract that would boost the pay of pilots at United Airlines by more than 14% over the next 18 months, potentially clearing the way for similar wage hikes throughout the industry. The deal reflects the leverage currently held...

Police arrest suspect in fatal San Francisco train shooting

Jun. 24, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in this week's fatal shooting of a man on a San Francisco subway commuter train. Javon Green, 26, was arrested Thursday in Pittsburg, a city about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of San Francisco after...