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Farmers protest blocking the motorway near Navalmoral de la Mata in Caceres province, Spain, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Farmers in fluorescent yellow vests have begun blocking highways in southwestern Spain with tractors and other vehicles in the latest mass protest over what they say are plummeting incomes for agricultural workers. (AP Photo/Alicia Leon)

Farmers block highways in Spain to protest low food prices

Feb. 18, 2020 11:15 AM EST

NAVALMORAL DE LA MATA, Spain (AP) — Farmers in fluorescent yellow vests blocked highways in southwestern Spain with tractors and other vehicles Tuesday in the latest mass protest over what they say are plummeting incomes for agricultural workers. Several labor unions called for protest rallies,...

Highway 22 closed after tanker crash, diesel spill

Feb. 17, 2020 7:00 PM EST

IDANHA, Ore. (AP) — A stretch of Highway 22 will be closed for much of this week as crews clean up gasoline and diesel fuel that leaked out of a crashed tanker truck near Idanha along the North Santiam River, state transportation authorities said Monday. The highway between Idanha and Santiam Junction is...

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid is congratulated by cadets while heading back to the locker room after the team's NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Air Force Academy blames accidents for traffic at NHL game

Feb. 16, 2020 10:56 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado (AP) — The Air Force Academy is blaming car accidents and ill-prepared drivers for traffic jams that were so bad before and after the NHL's Stadium Series game at Falcon Stadium that some fans didn't enter until the third period. Several thousand fans among the sellout crowd of...

Children gather at Parliament Square holding placards and flags, as they protest against climate change, in London, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Climate change protest brings flares to London Fashion week

Feb. 15, 2020 4:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Climate change activists stole the show Saturday on the opening day of London Fashion Week, stopping traffic with a street protest as they demanded the cancellation of the British capital's five-day style extravaganza. Dozens of protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group drew attention...

Riot police spray anti-government protesters with water cannons during a protest against a parliament session preparing a vote of confidence for the new government in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Cabinet wins vote of confidence from Parliament

Feb. 11, 2020 1:02 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new Cabinet won a vote of confidence from Parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for it to try and tackle the country's crippling economic and financial crisis, despite a day of protests and riots that left nearly 400 people injured. Prime Minister Hassan Diab's Cabinet, which is...

This photo provided by the Oregon State Police shows severe flooding on Interstate 84, a major freeway linking Idaho and Oregon, near Hermiston, Ore., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Flooding has forced evacuations in low-lying areas and stranded at least one family on their roof. Snow melt caused the Umatilla River and other tributaries in northeast Oregon to overflow their banks late Thursday. (Oregon State Police via AP)

Oregon flooding abates; authorities report body found

Feb. 9, 2020 8:01 PM EST

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Waters covering roads in flood-hit northeastern Oregon were starting to recede, allowing residents to return and assess the damage from weather that appears to have left one person dead. A woman who had been missing, Janet Tobkin Conley, 62, lived in one of the areas hit by floods...

Should Washington stop building roads? Some think so

Feb. 9, 2020 10:02 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state legislators are considering whether to remove “congestion relief” and “improved freight mobility” from their transportation goals, a departure from the American passion to expand highways. House Bill 2688 would adopt seven goals: accessibility;...

In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 photo, Nate Fuller and Archie Morrow await rescue on the roof of a home in Thorn Hollow outside of Adams, Ore. The pair were stranded when they attempted to rescue the elderly couple who were stuck in the house as waters from the Umatilla River began to rise. All were rescued by helicopter that evening. Severe flooding in eastern Oregon closed a major freeway on Friday, forced evacuations in low-lying areas and stranded at least one family on their roof as other parts of the Pacific Northwest also braced for more flooding and landslides. (Ben Lonergan/East Oregonian via AP)

Rescues by chopper, front loader as flood hits northwest US

Feb. 7, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents in the foothills of the towering Blue Mountains in rural northeast Oregon were plucked from their flooded homes by helicopter and others rode to safety in the bucket of a front-end loader as relentless rain and melting snow pushed multiple rivers over their banks. An earlier...

Family wants answers in man's death after trooper killed

Feb. 7, 2020 11:01 AM EST

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — The family of a stranded motorist who fatally shot a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and was then killed by a passing police officer is demanding answers about what caused a routine traffic stop over a stalled car to suddenly erupt into gunfire. The family of Franklin Reed III...

A firefighter carries Harlyn Alves, 2 years old, along a rope line and to high ground as his four-member family was evacuated from their apartment building Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Issaquah, Wash. Heavy rain sent the creek over a major roadway, under an apartment building east of Seattle and up to the foundations of homes as heavy rains pounded the region. A flood watch was in effect through Friday afternoon across most of western Washington. Numerous roads were closed because of water over the roadway. Officials also warned of landslide risks. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Rains cause flooding, evacuations in western Washington

Feb. 6, 2020 7:19 PM EST

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Heavy rains sent a creek over a major roadway and into an apartment building east of Seattle on Thursday. Amanda Amphett, a resident of the Park Shore Apartments in Issaquah, said Issaquah Creek reached their parking lot late Wednesday night. Her neighbor knocked on her door at 5...