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Amtrak seeks partnership in Colorado passenger rail service

Apr. 13, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Amtrak has said it is willing to participate in a partnership to provide and operate passenger railroad service along the Front Range between Pueblo, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, as it works to expand operations. Amtrak President Stephen...

Egypt prosecutors find gross negligence behind train crash

Apr. 11, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors said Sunday they found that gross negligence by railway employees was behind a deadly train crash that caused public outcry across the country. Drugs were allegedly also involved. The March 26 crash of two passenger trains in the...

Virus ignites debate on future of Twin Cities commuter train

Apr. 10, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Every weekday, Mugesi Ogongi drives from her home in Monticello to the Northstar train station in Big Lake. Then, she takes the commuter train to Minneapolis, where she works as a mental health professional at M Health Fairview University of...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board. April 8, 2021. Editorial: CT must catch up with times on voting There shouldn’t be anything partisan about voting rights. In an ideal world, expanding the franchise would be seen as a basic political goal of...

Biden seeks a new view of infrastructure, far beyond asphalt

Apr. 09, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is giving himself lots of latitude when he defines infrastructure for the purpose of spending money on it. It’s not just steel, but home health care workers. Not just excavating dirt, but building “dignity.” The Republican...

Biden seeks a new view of infrastructure, far beyond asphalt

Apr. 08, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is giving himself lots of latitude when he defines infrastructure for the purpose of spending money on it. It’s not just steel, but home health care workers. Not just excavating dirt, but building “dignity.” The Republican...

Amtrak passenger rail service to return to Vermont in July

Apr. 08, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is preparing to welcome the return of Amtrak passenger rail service and inter-city bus services to the state, the Agency of Transportation announced Thursday. Amtrak service, which was suspended last year because of the...

Man guilty of firing gun that drew officers to their deaths

Apr. 07, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who fired a gun in 2018 that prompted two investigating Chicago police officers to venture onto railroad tracks where they were fatally struck by a train pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful use of a weapon. Edward Brown, 26, entered the guilty plea...

Arizona history -April 4-17

Apr. 07, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

Sunday, April 11 On this date in 1903, A.H. Reynolds visited Benson to look into establishing experimental tobacco farms in the San Pedro Valley. On this date in 1910, it was announced that Phoenix contractor R. Toohey had been given the contract for...