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2 face federal terror charge over train track interference

Nov. 30, 2020 8:33 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities in Seattle have charged two people with a terrorist attack on train tracks, suggesting they were motivated by opposition to the construction of a natural gas pipeline across British Columbia when they interfered with the operation of a railroad in Washington state....

Emergency personnel talk near a derailed train in Perth Amboy, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Multiple cars of a New York City-bound commuter train derailed early Tuesday, leading to delays during the morning rush hour. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYC-area train derailment hurts no one, snarls morning rush

Nov. 24, 2020 1:52 PM EST

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Eight cars of a New York City-bound commuter train derailed early Tuesday, leading to delays during the morning rush hour. No injuries were reported. The NJ Transit derailment happened in Perth Amboy around 12:20 a.m. as North Jersey Coast Line Train 3292 headed to New York's Penn...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a propaganda billboard with the characters for

The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

Alek Skarlatos, left, and Anthony Sadler, right, deliver a speech during the Thalys attack trial at the Paris courthouse, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Passengers who wrestled and disarmed an Islamic State gunman aboard a high-speed Amsterdam to Paris train are recounting how their split-second decisions helped prevent what could have become a mass slaughter. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

American passenger recalls trying to kill train attacker

Nov. 20, 2020 6:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — One of three Americans acclaimed as heroes for tackling an alleged Islamic State gunman aboard a Paris-bound train testified Friday that he tried to kill the man who stormed into their passenger car with an arsenal of weapons. Alek Skarlatos, 28, told a Paris court at the gunman's trial that...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus take a morning walk past a high-rise residential complex in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria hits 3 weeks without virus

Nov. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s once hard-hit state of Victoria has gone three weeks without a new COVID-19 case for the first time since February. There are two just active coronavirus cases remaining across Victoria, according to figures released by the health department on Friday. And...

French-American Mark Moogalian, right, and his wife Isabelle arrive at the Thalys attack trial, at the Paris courthouse, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The lawyer for an American who was scheduled to testify about his role in the dramatic capture of an Islamic State operative aboard a high-speed train says his witness has been hospitalized after he flew in to Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

At Paris trial, passengers recall disarming of train gunman

Nov. 19, 2020 4:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — When the bare-chested gunman suddenly appeared aboard the speeding Paris-bound train, laden with weapons and his mind allegedly filled with Islamic State group propaganda, passengers at first were stunned. Then, they sprang into action. "‘You’re not going to sit in the corner...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, French President Francois Hollande bids farewell to U.S. Airman Spencer Stone as U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg, Ore., second from left, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University in California, right, after Hollande awarded them the French Legion of Honor at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The three Sacramento-area men are lorded for their bravery in thwarting a terror attack on a French train in 2015. Islamic State operative Ayoub El Khazzani goes on trial in France Monday Nov. 16, 2020, on terror charges for appearing on a train with an arsenal of weapons and shooting one passenger in 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Trial in France for extremist foiled by 3 Americans on train

Nov. 16, 2020 3:19 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Head lowered, an Islamic State operative listened silently as a Paris judge on Monday detailed his alleged plot to unleash mass slaughter on a high-speed train before he was tackled and subdued by American vacationers whose heroics inspired Clint Eastwood to direct a Hollywood re-enactment. ...

Transit officials propose service cuts in wake of pandemic

Nov. 9, 2020 6:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Greater Boston's transportation agency proposed a series of public transit cuts Monday that officials say are needed after ridership plummeted when the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year. Weekend commuter rail services, 25 bus routes, all ferry service, and subway service after midnight...

A Sri Lankan woman prepares to give swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Sri Lanka is in the midst of a new wave originating from a garment factory and the country’s main wholesale fish market, where the number of infected and deaths are increasing. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Asia Today: Sri Lanka to strictly enforce virus regulations

Nov. 9, 2020 10:36 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka police will strictly enforce mask and social distancing requirements and punish violators starting Monday as other anti-virus measures are eased to reduce the economic pain. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said 120 people have been arrested for failing to wear face masks...

Profit jumps 82% at Buffett's firm but virus hurts business

Nov. 7, 2020 12:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's conglomerate reported an 82% jump in its third-quarter profit as the value of its investment portfolio soared, but Berkshire Hathaway said the coronavirus pandemic continued to hurt its assorted businesses, such as BNSF railroad. Berkshire said Saturday that it earned...