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Operations manager at Iowa DOT named agency's new director

Feb. 17, 2020 5:20 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The operations manager at the Iowa Department of Transportation has been named the agency's permanent director. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Monday she appointed Scott Marler, a 22-year veteran of the department who has worked in traffic operations, highway project development, regulatory...

Undated image released Monday Feb. 17, 2020, by Irish Coast Guard showing an abandoned cargo ship the MV Alta, that has washed up on the coast of County Cork, near Ballycotton, southern Ireland.  The MV Alta is believed to have had 10 crew members aboard who were rescued by the US Coast Guard.  Since September 2018, the ship has been drifting with no crew aboard, and it was last seen off the coast of West Africa before being washed up in southern Ireland during Storm Dennis. (Irish Coast Guard via AP)

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

Feb. 17, 2020 4:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm's third confirmed victim. To the east, Dennis' gale-force winds also left...

FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, a TGV high-speed train at the Saint-Charles train station, in Marseille, southern France. French train maker Alstom said Monday Feb. 17, 2020, that it is in talks to possibly take over the train business of Bombardier, the Canadian aerospace and engineering company. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, file)

French TGV maker Alstom in talks to buy Bombardier rail unit

Feb. 17, 2020 1:33 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French train maker Alstom has announced an multibillion-euro offer to buy the rail business of Canadian engineering firm Bombardier, as it tries to bulk up to compete with big rivals, particularly from China. Alstom, which makes the French TGV high-speed trains, said in a statement Monday it...

Study: Cyprus peace deal would see economy, incomes grow

Feb. 17, 2020 1:05 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A so-far elusive deal to reunite Cyprus would mean more money in pockets on both sides of the ethnically divided island, a World Bank and U.N.-funded report said Monday. Presenting the study's results, authors Enrique Aldaz-Carroll and Reena Badiani-Magnusson said a peace accord...

Uber, Lyft rides spur change in Atlanta airport parking plan

Feb. 17, 2020 12:44 PM EST

The demand for parking at the airport has declined with the rise of Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services, Atlanta airport officials say. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is shelving plans to demolish and rebuild its parking decks at the domestic terminal. The airport developed plans several...

Meeting to be held on Rhode Island airport's master plan

Feb. 17, 2020 10:53 AM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A public meeting has been scheduled to gather input on the master plan for Rhode Island's main airport. The Rhode Island Airport Corporation plans to hold a master plan open house from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the board room at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The master plan...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo, cranes off load containers at the Jebel Ali port terminal 2, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Port operator DP World said Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, that it will delist from the Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange, returning the company to full state-ownership in a move that will help the Dubai government's investment company repay more than $5 billion to banks. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Port operator DP World to delist from Dubai stock exchange

Feb. 17, 2020 7:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Port operator DP World said Monday it will delist from the Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange, returning the company to full state-ownership in a move that will help the Dubai government's investment company repay more than $5 billion to banks. DP World, the world’s...

Teen expected to survive Northern California police shooting

Feb. 16, 2020 5:52 PM EST

EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who was shot by police at a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train station is expected to survive, authorities said Sunday. The teen, whose name has not been released, remained in the hospital Sunday morning and has not been booked on charges following a domestic...

Commercial airline boardings up nearly 12% in North Dakota

Feb. 16, 2020 12:53 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say passenger boardings at North Dakota's eight commercial service airports during January were up nearly 12% over the same month in 2019. Nearly 100,300 people boarded planes in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston...

Crash on I-95 in Miami kills construction worker

Feb. 16, 2020 11:55 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol said a worker was killed early Sunday morning when a car careened into a construction road closure on I-95 in Miami. The construction worker’s name wasn't released pending notification of his family. The Miami Herald reported the crash happened at 2:15 a.m.,...