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Today in History

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863....

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo employees socially distance due to the coronavirus as they have a drink after work, in Stockholm. Sweden's relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world's attention when the pandemic first hit Europe. Now, as infection numbers surge in much of Europe, Sweden has some of the lowest numbers of new cases and there are only 14 people being treated for the virus in intensive care in the country of 10 million. (Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency via AP, File)

Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain

Sep. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones. Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls — places where face masks are commonly worn in much...

Today in History

Sep. 14, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2020. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 1962, in a speech at Rice University in Houston, President John F. Kennedy reaffirmed his support for the manned space program, declaring: “We...

A carriage is lifted by crane from the site of the Stonehaven rail crash as work continues at the scene in Aberdeenshire, following the derailment of the ScotRail train on Aug. 12 which cost the lives of three people, in Stonehaven, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 10, 2020. An investigation into a train crash in Scotland last month that killed three people has found that the train “struck a pile of washed-out rock and gravel before derailing.” In the interim report, Network Rail said the industry needed to learn how to respond better in the future to severe weather. (Derek Ironside/Newsline Media/PA via AP)

Derailed train in Scotland hit 'washed-out rocks and gravel'

Sep. 10, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An investigation into a train crash in northeastern Scotland last month that killed three people has found that the train struck a pile of washed-out rock and gravel before derailing, according to an interim report released Thursday. The driver, a conductor and a passenger died when the...

Commuters travel in an almost empty Delhi metro train in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States, as the caseload crosses Brazil on a day when urban metro trains partially resume service in the capital New Delhi and other states. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India now 2nd behind US in virus cases amid economic pain

Sep. 7, 2020 4:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the world's second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday, as its efforts to head off economic disaster from the pandemic gain urgency. The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total past...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center left, greets a worker during a visit to the HS2 Solihull Interchange building site in Solihull, England, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Construction is set to formally begin on Britain’s 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for decades to come. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps defended the project, which has its “shovels in the ground

Construction starts on Britain's high-speed rail project

Sep. 4, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Construction formally began Friday on Britain's 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for decades to come. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps defended the HS2 project, which has its “shovels in the ground" moment...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020 file photo, a man walks across the Millennium Bridge in London as the country continues in lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. The Bank of England said Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 there are perfectly understandable reasons why the majority of office workers have yet to return to their pre-lockdown workplaces despite new guidance from the British government. (AP Photo/Tony Hicks, File)

Bank of England: Return of UK office workers to take time

Sep. 2, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England said Wednesday there are perfectly understandable reasons why the majority of office workers have yet to return to their pre-lockdown workplaces despite new coronavirus guidance from the British government. Alex Brazier, the bank's executive director for financial...

Thousands trapped on French trains after electrical trouble

Aug. 31, 2020 6:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of passengers were trapped overnight on high-speed TGV trains halted by electrical problems in southwestern France, some pleading for water, food or fresh air. Frustrated travelers raised attention to their plight on social networks, posting images of children sleeping on floors and...

LaGuardia Airport rail link gets initial approval from FAA

Aug. 21, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion plan to build an elevated train link connecting New York City with LaGuardia Airport through an intermediate stop is the best alternative to improve traffic delays, federal regulators said in a preliminary environmental impact statement released Friday. Depending on final...

Family members wearing face masks leave after taking the COVID-19 test at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Virus spike in S Korea capital may be spreading

Aug. 20, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 324 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single day total since early March as the recent surge of COVID-19 in the greater capital area now appears to be spreading nationwide. Friday was the eighth consecutive day that South Korea has reported a...