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Clashes over Catalan separatists' convictions injure 170

Oct. 15, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — New disruptions to Catalonia's transportation network on Tuesday followed a night of clashes between activists and police over the conviction of separatist leaders, as Spanish authorities announced an investigation into the group organizing the protests. Authorities said that three people...

China tempers hopes about US tariff truce

Oct. 15, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising investor hopes. But Beijing is trying to temper expectations, while companies express frustration over the halting pace of market-opening. The China Daily, an English-language...

China says postal fees to rise after US complaint

Oct. 15, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Fees paid by China to the United States and other countries to deliver packages will nearly triple through 2025 under an agreement by the global postal union following complaints by Washington, the Chinese post office said Tuesday. Payments will rise 27% next year and by 164% in total...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

Direct service to resume on NJ Transit's Raritan rail line

Oct. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Trains on one New Jersey Transit route that had been curtailed last year as the agency scrambled to finish installing a federally mandated braking system will finally be restored. Transit officials and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that off-peak direct service on the...

Company that hired former transportation chief gets contract

Oct. 14, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A California company has been awarded a state contract for traffic signal equipment, a year after it hired Michigan's retiring transportation director. The Detroit Free Press reports that the state approved a $2 million contract for Econolite Systems. The newspaper says there could be...

Editorials from around Ohio

Oct. 14, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Red flag to pink slip The Toledo Blade Oct. 13 Gov. Mike DeWine has been clear about what is necessary to improve gun laws in Ohio and make the public safer. He was clear as a candidate, even though it meant contradicting the National...

Marion expanding airport runway, improving lights

Oct. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Work has begun to expand the airport runway in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Marion. The Gazette reports a groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for the $1.7 million project. The work will widen the runway from 23 to 60 feet, meeting the standards of a basic service airport. And...