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Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

Old Florida Keys bridge reopens to pedestrians, bicyclists

Jan. 12, 2022 17:31 PM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A segment of a 110-year-old Florida Keys bridge reopened to pedestrians and bicyclists on Wednesday following a $44 million restoration project. Rehabilitation construction on the oft-photographed 2.2-mile (3.5-km) span of the Old Seven Mile Bridge began in...

More cracks found in Mexico City subway line that collapsed

Dec. 29, 2021 20:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inspectors have found 21 more cracks in welds or steel structural pieces on an elevated subway line that had a section collapse in May, killing 26 people, officials said Wednesday. Studies on the fallen section found the failure was caused by construction...

Arizona history-Dec. 19-25

Dec. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EST

Sunday, Dec. 19 On this date in 1874, after two trials, J.T. Holmes was convicted of the killing of Milton B. Duffield, former U.S. Marshal, in a quarrel over a mining claim. Holmes was sentenced to three years in prison. On this date in 1909, two trainmen were killed...

Report: Chinese hackers targeted Southeast Asian nations

Dec. 08, 2021 20:50 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese hackers, likely state-sponsored, have been broadly targeting government and private-sector organizations across Southeast Asia, including those closely involved with Beijing on infrastructure development projects, according to a report released Wednesday by a U.S.-based...

Laos opens railway to China as debt to Beijing rises

Dec. 03, 2021 20:49 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — After a blessing by Buddhist monks, Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh on Friday rode the first run of a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links isolated, mountainous Laos with southern China in an effort to increase trade. Both governments tout...

Laos-China railway to launch as debt to Beijing mounts

Dec. 02, 2021 07:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Laos, a nation of 7 million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt. The line through lush tropical...

Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 4, disrupts trains

Dec. 01, 2021 09:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, German authorities said. A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the Donnersbergerbruecke...

Mexican president decrees automatic approval for projects

Nov. 22, 2021 22:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a broad decree Monday requiring all federal agencies to give automatic approval for any public works project the government deems to be "in the national interest" or to “involve national...

German railway resumes service to valley devastated by flood

Nov. 08, 2021 09:20 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway on Monday resumed train service to a western valley that was devastated by flooding in mid-July following extensive repair work. The narrow Ahr valley, near Bonn, suffered the worst destruction in the July 14-15 floods which left...