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Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, campus violence

Nov. 14, 2019 2:12 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. Police said protesters shot several arrows at them near Hong Kong...

Meet one of the state's more than 10,000 'super commuters'

Nov. 12, 2019 12:45 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Six days a week, Ricarte Burgos wakes up at 3:30 a.m. to drive halfway across Massachusetts to get to work. Fortunately, the 40-year-old Springfield resident narrowly avoids the morning traffic jam along the Massachusetts Turnpike at that hour. But the journey carries with it...

Tear gas and fires: Hong Kong protests from morning to night

Nov. 12, 2019 11:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and fires lit up the...

Transit system apologizes to black rider cuffed for eating

Nov. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head of a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train system apologized to a black rider who was detained and cited by police for eating a breakfast sandwich on a train platform after an outcry from people who assailed enforcement of a no-food rule as racist. More than two dozen people...

Brother of Michigan State star dies after being hit by train

Nov. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — The brother of Michigan State basketball star Cassius Winston has died after being struck by an Amtrak train Saturday night. Scott Kipp, Albion's Chief of Public Safety, confirmed Sunday that Zachary Winston died after being hit by a westbound train in Albion. Zachary Winston, of...

Police: Man stabs woman on train in Italy in 'personal' act

Nov. 7, 2019 9:18 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian police say a man stabbed a woman, seriously wounding her, on a high-speed train near Modena. Police say a second person was slightly injured. Railroad police official Annarita Santantonio told Sky TG24 TV that the attack Thursday appears to have been "personal in nature." Santantonio...

MBTA planning on multi-billion-dollar commuter rail overhaul

Nov. 5, 2019 10:21 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is planning to spend $10 billion to $28 billion on updates to the commuter rail. The Boston Herald reports the Fiscal and Management Control Board approved on Monday a series of resolutions directing the MBTA to start working on an overhaul of...

Lynn students learn lessons through Beyond Walls art

Nov. 4, 2019 1:30 PM EST

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Beyond Walls and its many downtown murals are making their way into Lynn's classrooms. The non-profit creative placemaking agency and Lynn Public Schools have teamed up on a curriculum that allows students to explore issues of interpersonal, social, and historical understanding through...

In Berlin, quirky reminders linger from East-West divide

Nov. 4, 2019 9:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital — divided for decades by bricks and barbed wire — has slowly grown back together. Few visible scars remain other than those intentionally left in place to remind Berliners and tourists of the brutal border that...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 1, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DIVIDED HOUSE APPROVES DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT RULES Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump by 232-196, underscoring the partisan breach in the chamber. 2. WHO IS...