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Gunmen kill town mayor, wound another in south Philippines

Dec. 06, 2021 06:14 AM EST

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a town mayor and wounded another in a brazen attack Monday that also killed their driver and caused villagers to flee to safety in a coastal village in the southern Philippines, police said. Mayor Darussalam...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen. November 30, 2021. Editorial: With emergence of omicron COVID variant, follow CDC’s guidance and get booster shot There is plenty we don’t know yet know about the omicron COVID-19 variant, as news of its discovery broke...

NTSB issues safety alert to subways, rail over wheel defect

Dec. 01, 2021 14:52 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday issued a safety alert to subway systems and commuter railroads over a wheelset problem that led to a derailment in the nation’s capital, saying the defect is difficult to detect and potentially devastating. The...

TSA stops woman with gun in carry-on at Logan checkpoint

Nov. 26, 2021 10:56 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag was stopped at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston on the day before Thanksgiving, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The handgun had five rounds when it was...

Justice Dept. to prioritize prosecuting violence on flights

Nov. 24, 2021 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights as federal officials face a historic number of investigations into passenger behavior. ...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 24, 2021 14:17 PM EST

Rome News-Tribune. November 20, 2021. Editorial: With redistricting does Cobb County become a 14th District powerhouse? Look for congressional elections to be a bit different under the reapportioned voting district map that will be in effect for the...

Ohio steel company to build $30M plant in Alabama, 100 jobs

Nov. 23, 2021 16:26 PM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Ohio-based steel manufacturer is expanding its business to Alabama. Gregory Industries will invest $30 million to build a 325,000-square-foot facility on 83 acres (33 hectares) in the Elm Industrial Park in Athens, Alabama. The new development...

DC Metro to stay on reduced service through end of the year

Nov. 22, 2021 15:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The regional train system serving the Washington, D.C., area will remain on drastically reduced service levels through at least the end of this year, as authorities grapple with a safety problem that has forced the majority of the trains out of service. ...

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?

Nov. 22, 2021 13:25 PM EST

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season? It depends. It can be safe if you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but officials say people who haven't gotten the shots should delay travel. Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers...

Iowa won't meet goal of less than 300 traffic deaths in 2021

Nov. 22, 2021 08:04 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say they will continue to strive for fewer than 300 annual traffic deaths, but it won't happen in 2021. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that as of Friday, Iowa traffic death count stood at 312. Iowa...