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No Tube: London subway hit by strike, day after rail walkout

Aug. 19, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A strike by London Underground workers brought the British capital’s transit network to a grinding halt on Friday, a day after a nationwide walkout by railway staff. Another rail strike is scheduled for Saturday as the U.K. endures a summer of action by workers demanding pay...

Trains paralyzed again in UK as unions stage more strikes

Aug. 18, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of train workers in Britain staged a new round of strikes Thursday, paralyzing rail service across the country in an escalating dispute over pay and working conditions exacerbated by a deepening cost-of-living crisis. Only around one in five trains ran...

Some ships push back at rules requiring slowdown for whales

Aug. 13, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators who want to enforce new vessel speed rules to help protect rare whales can expect some pushback from ship operators. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the new proposed rules, which are designed to protect the...

EXPLAINER: Mixed US inflation signs. Where are prices going?

Aug. 10, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers struggling with skyrocketing prices for food, gas, autos and rent got a tantalizing hint of relief last month, when prices didn't budge at all from June after 25 straight months of increases. With gas prices continuing to fall, inflation is probably slowing further...

Washington ferries to get $38 million to improve services

Aug. 09, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Ferries will receive $38 million from the Federal Highway Administration to improve its ferry service. Eight other Washington ferry providers — including the King County Department of Transportation — will receive around $4 million in federal...

Record amount of seaweed is choking shores in the Caribbean

Aug. 03, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Near-record amounts of seaweed are smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados, killing fish and other wildlife, choking tourism and releasing stinky, noxious gases. More than 24 million tons of sargassum blanketed the Atlantic in June,...

Hot, dry summer: Dutch government declares water shortage

Aug. 03, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government declared a national water shortage Wednesday caused by the hot, dry summer that is parching much of Europe, and formed a national team to draw up measures to manage supplies, while asking the public to also chip in with savings. ...

Rescue ship gets OK to bring 438 rescued migrants to Italy

Jul. 29, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A German humanitarian organization's maritime rescue ship was sailing Friday to the Italian mainland to disembark 438 migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, where many people smugglers are based. Sea-Watch said the ship was expected to reach...

Economy eclipses other issues in UK Conservative contest

Jul. 29, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s next prime minister will take office amid turmoil: galloping inflation, a war in Ukraine, souring relations with China, a changing climate. But not all those issues are getting equal attention as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former Treasury chief Rishi...

Ferry in Washington state damaged after crash into terminal

Jul. 28, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say an automobile and passenger ferry crashed into a dock Thursday in Seattle, damaging the vessel. Washington State Ferries tweeted that no injuries were reported but passengers said some vehicles were damaged. The state agency said the Cathlamet ferry,...