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Brazilian protests intensify; Bolsonaro stays silent

Nov. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two men were sitting at a bar on Nov. 21, sipping drinks for relief from the scorching heat of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, when police officers barged in and arrested them for allegedly torching trucks and an ambulance with Molotov cocktails. One man...

Oregon faces snow-plow driver shortage heading into winter

Nov. 24, 2022 11:55 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A shortage of snow plow drivers has made clearing the roads in Oregon a challenge, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. The agency has almost 40 vacancies for seasonal and permanent positions on its road maintenance team in the eastern part of...

Researchers: AI in connected cars eased rush hour congestion

Nov. 23, 2022 03:19 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you. Human drivers just don't do a good job of...

Police activity shuts down busy interstate outside Tampa

Nov. 20, 2022 13:57 PM EST

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A major highway connecting Florida almost from gulf to ocean was partially shut down outside of Tampa on Sunday because of law enforcement activity. The Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement that westbound lanes of Interstate 4 were shut down for two...

Dangerous lake-effect snow paralyzes parts of New York state

Nov. 19, 2022 10:39 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A dangerous lake-effect snowstorm paralyzed parts of western and northern New York on Friday, dumping over 5 feet in some spots with more expected to fall through the night into Saturday. The storm was blamed for the deaths of two people stricken while clearing snow. ...

Carjacking, rolled semi-truck, shooting, halts I-5 traffic

Nov. 18, 2022 23:22 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol was involved in a shooting Friday after a man reportedly carjacked a semi-trailer, rolled it on Interstate 5 and then refused to exit the vehicle, closing the interstate in both directions in Olympia. Washington State Patrol...

Temporary bridge planned over giant sinkhole on WVa road

Nov. 17, 2022 04:07 AM EST

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — Highway crews plan to build a temporary bridge over a giant sinkhole in southern West Virginia that has overtaken a road and threatened a nearby police department's building. The 125-foot (38-meter) temporary bridge will be built starting Friday along state...

Last suspect sentenced in California truck driving scandal

Nov. 14, 2022 19:46 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The last of 20 people in California who helped put hundreds of unqualified drivers on the nation's highways operating big commercial vehicles has been successfully prosecuted, federal officials said Monday. Everyone charged in the long-running...

Bus falls into canal in Egypt's Nile Delta, killing 21

Nov. 12, 2022 08:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A bus fell into a canal in Egypt's Nile River Delta region Saturday killing at least 21 people, the country's Health Ministry said. Dr. Sherif Makeen, a health ministry official, said three children were among the dead. In a statement, the ministry...

Researchers hope AI can alleviate interstate traffic jams

Nov. 11, 2022 04:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers at Vanderbilt University and other schools around the country are conducting an experiment in Nashville next week to try to decrease the number of stop-and-go traffic jams on a local interstate. The new experiment will deploy up to 100 cars...