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Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

Jul. 20, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About a third of New York City's subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during Friday's hot evening commute, and the head of the city's Transit Authority acknowledged that the agency "did not know exactly where our trains were." A computer system failure that resulted in the...

The Latest: Subway suspension caused by computer failure

Jul. 19, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the suspension of seven New York City subway lines (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says a failure in the computer system that powers the signals on seven New York City subway lines caused a suspension of more than an hour on those lines....

US stock indexes shake off an early loss and close higher

Jul. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks reversed course from an early slump and closed higher Thursday to break a two-day losing streak after technology and bank stocks rallied. Corporate earnings are in full swing and investors have been cautiously assessing results and company statements. The volatile market is...

Power problems roil Boston subway line

Jul. 17, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A power outage caused major problems on a Boston subway line during the morning commute. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said in a tweet that there was "power problem" on the Blue Line at about 8 a.m. Wednesday near the Government Center station. Shuttle buses replaced service...

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island governors meet

Jul. 16, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Transportation, improved data sharing and renewable energy were some of the issues where the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island said Tuesday they found common ground in their first private meeting with one another, promising to work together in the future....

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday. Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that darkened more than 40...

Cuba debuts modern Chinese train as rail overhaul begins

Jul. 13, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The first train using new equipment from China pulled out of Havana Saturday, hauling excited passengers on the start of a 915-kilometer (516-mile) journey to the eastern end of the island as the government tries to overhaul the country's aging and decrepit rail system. The 14 gleaming...

Train collision in Pakistan kills 20

Jul. 11, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train rammed into a freight train at a railway station in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 74 others, hospital officials said. The freight train was stationary when the speeding passenger train struck it at Walhar Railway Station in...

Government official says passenger train rams into freight train in southern Pakistan, killing 10 people, injuring 64

Jul. 10, 2019 11:43 PM EDT
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Government official says passenger train rams into freight train in southern Pakistan, killing 10 people, injuring 64.

Railroad employee working on tracks hit, killed by train

Jul. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A commuter railroad worker in Philadelphia has been fatally struck by a train while doing work on the tracks. Police say it happened Monday night at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Erie Station on the Broad Street Line. Workers with the National Transportation...