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About 1,000 commuters spend hours trapped in Moscow subway

May. 21, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,000 commuters have been trapped in a Moscow subway for several hours because of a power outage. Moscow's subway said in a statement that passengers of three subway trains have been safely evacuated and there have been no injuries. It said that Tuesday's glitch on the Solntsevo line...

Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings

May. 21, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones. Costing 300 to 500 pesos apiece — the equivalent of...

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

May. 19, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to The...

Police: Aid call for man on bus escalated to shooting

May. 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A call to assist a man thought to be having a medical emergency on a bus escalated into a shooting that ended with the man and an Appleton firefighter dead and two others hurt, authorities said Thursday. The incident began at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday as police, firefighters and an...

The Latest: Subject of Wisconsin medical call among dead

May. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the firefighter killed, three others injured in Wisconsin transit center shooting (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Police in Wisconsin say the man who was the subject of a medical emergency call that led to the death of a firefighter also died in the altercation. Police,...

2 transit cops put on leave after suspect sets self on fire

May. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Twin Cities Metro Transit police officers were placed on leave after a man they arrested set himself on fire in the back of a squad car and suffered critical injuries. Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the man was arrested Sunday morning as...

Tentative infrastructure plan gives hope to tunnel advocates

May. 3, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The combination of a friendly face on a key House committee and a tentative, large-scale infrastructure agreement between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats has some advocates of a delayed, $13 billion rail tunnel project expressing cautious optimism that a funding logjam...

House chair vows to get New York rail tunnel built

May. 2, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of a House transportation committee said Thursday he'll get a new rail tunnel built between New Jersey and New York even if it takes legislative maneuvering. Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio spoke at New York's Penn Station as he and several members of the House Committee on...

The Latest: House chair vows to fund New York rail tunnel

May. 2, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's tour of the Hudson River tunnel and New York's Penn Station (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The chairman of a House transportation committee says he'll get a new rail tunnel built between New Jersey and New York...

'Death traps': Parents of limo crash victims urge new laws

May. 2, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Parents of people killed in recent limousine crashes in New York state urged legislators Thursday to pass tougher safety regulations to get unsafe vehicles and operators off the road. Several provided tearful testimony about last fall's crash in rural Schoharie County that killed 20 and...