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Police seek suspects after 2 shot at mall near San Francisco

Jul. 2, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — A shooting that caused panic at a mall near San Francisco left two teens with serious gunshot wounds and led to transit delays during rush hour Tuesday as police stopped a train to search for two suspects, authorities said. Investigators believe the shooters, both "young males,"...

Gov. Baker unveils plan to speed MBTA improvement projects

Jun. 25, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a plan Tuesday to speed up construction projects on Greater Boston's public transit system after a pair of subway car derailments earlier this month ramped up calls for improvements to the aging system. The Republican said the plan includes a one-time injection of...

FBI searches home of Metro chair amid grand jury probe

Jun. 21, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents have searched the home of the chair of the Washington, D.C., transit authority, days after he announced his resignation over an ethics violation. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Chair Jack Evans acknowledged this week that he failed to disclose a conflict of...

Police: Video shows suspect in bus shooting was not gunman

Jun. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have released from custody a man suspected of shooting three passengers on a city bus after determining he wasn't the gunman. Officers had taken the 35-year-old man into custody after witnesses said he was possibly the gunman who fired several shots at the bus just after...

$2B San Francisco transit hub to re-open July 1 after fix

Jun. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $2 billion transit terminal that was shut down six weeks after opening last year will re-open July 1. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority said Tuesday it has fixed the cracks that led to the San Francisco terminal's abrupt closure in September. The authority, which operates the...

Boston transit head seeks outside review after 2 derailments

Jun. 11, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The head of the Boston-area transit system promised an independent review of recent subway derailments after one during Tuesday's morning rush caused widespread disruption for commuters. Steve Poftak, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said investigators were...

Writer sues after losing book deal over transit worker flap

Jun. 8, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A writer who faced social media backlash for calling out a transit worker eating on a train sued her publisher Friday after it cancelled her book deal over the controversy. Lawyers for Natasha Tynes filed suit against publisher Rare Bird Lit., Inc. in Los Angeles County Superior Court,...

5 workers killed in subway tunnel collapse in north China

Jun. 2, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say five workers are confirmed dead after the collapse of a subway tunnel under construction in the northeastern Chinese city of Qingdao. The body of the last worker listed as missing was recovered Saturday, five days after the tunnel crumbled with the workers inside. The cause...

Transit bus kills boy, 10, who was riding bike

May. 28, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

BERGENFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Transit bus has struck and killed a 10-year-old boy riding his bike. The accident occurred on Memorial Day in Bergenfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of New York City. Police responded to 911 calls shortly before 4 p.m. Monday. They tell The North Jersey...

Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

May. 28, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring at least 17 before killing himself, officials said. Most of the victims were...