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Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

Nov. 14, 2018 7:09 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city's contested eastern sector. Developers say the proposed project...

Barge builder to expand operations in middle Tennessee

Nov. 6, 2018 6:19 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say barge builder Arcosa Marine is investing more than $10 million to expand its operations in middle Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and company officials said in a statement Monday that the expansion will create 300 jobs in Ashland City and Cheatham County in the next...

US restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal

Nov. 2, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday restored U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import oil from the Islamic Republic without penalty. The sanctions take effect Monday and cover Iran's...

Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

Nov. 1, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space investigation has found that sensor that was damaged during assembly forced a Russian rocket to abort its trip two minutes after it was launched, a top Russian official said Thursday. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei...

Ferry collides with crane, sparking fire in Barcelona

Oct. 31, 2018 8:49 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A passenger ferry collided with a loading crane in bad weather in Barcelona's port on Wednesday, causing a fire that activated an alert for dangerous chemicals, authorities in the northeastern city and the ship's Italian owner said. A Barcelona city spokeswoman said nobody was injured in the...

New chapters emerge in 6 years since Sandy's devastation

Oct. 29, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meteorological monster Superstorm Sandy roared into the heavily populated New York metropolitan area six years ago Monday, leaving at least 182 people dead from the Caribbean to the Northeast. The storm caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. It also left stories and images of...

6 years after Sandy, stories of the storm have new chapters

Oct. 28, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A community where residents rallied with surfboards and kayaks to rescue neighbors from flood and fire. A survival story in a suburban garage. A religious statue that stood firm while its surroundings were leveled. Superstorm Sandy roared into the nation's most populous metropolitan area...

US Treasury sanctions 2 Singapore firms for NKorea dealings

Oct. 26, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — An executive of one of two Singapore companies accused by the U.S. Treasury Department of violating U.N. sanctions against North Korea said Friday that he was unaware of any such dealings. The Treasury Department said in a statement Thursday that the companies, commodities trading house...

Philippine island once called 'cesspool' reopens to tourists

Oct. 26, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

BORACAY, Philippines (AP) — Boatloads of tourists sailed Friday to the Philippines' Boracay island, which officials reopened to visitors after a six-month closure to clean waters the president had called a "cesspool" due to years of overcrowding, partying and neglect. Officials on the island in central...

Ferry collides with yachts, runs aground near Isle of Wight

Oct. 21, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A ferry collided with several yachts and ran aground while trying to berth at a harbor on the Isle of Wight off southern England on Sunday, officials and the ferry company said. The accident took place early Sunday when the ferry was sailing from Southampton to East Cowes and was trying to...