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Undated image released Monday Feb. 17, 2020, by Irish Coast Guard showing an abandoned cargo ship the MV Alta, that has washed up on the coast of County Cork, near Ballycotton, southern Ireland.  The MV Alta is believed to have had 10 crew members aboard who were rescued by the US Coast Guard.  Since September 2018, the ship has been drifting with no crew aboard, and it was last seen off the coast of West Africa before being washed up in southern Ireland during Storm Dennis. (Irish Coast Guard via AP)

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

Feb. 17, 2020 4:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm's third confirmed victim. To the east, Dennis' gale-force winds also left...

FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, a TGV high-speed train at the Saint-Charles train station, in Marseille, southern France. French train maker Alstom said Monday Feb. 17, 2020, that it is in talks to possibly take over the train business of Bombardier, the Canadian aerospace and engineering company. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, file)

French TGV maker Alstom in talks to buy Bombardier rail unit

Feb. 17, 2020 1:33 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French train maker Alstom has announced an multibillion-euro offer to buy the rail business of Canadian engineering firm Bombardier, as it tries to bulk up to compete with big rivals, particularly from China. Alstom, which makes the French TGV high-speed trains, said in a statement Monday it...

A protest sign is displayed by a roadside protest camp across the street from a High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line compound near the village of Harefield in north west London, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Britain's Conservative government is set to approve a contentious, expensive plan for a high-speed rail line linking London with central and northern England, despite opposition from environmentalists and even some members of the governing party. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Lawmaker questions China's offer to build UK high speed rail

Feb. 15, 2020 10:02 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Allowing China's state-run rail construction company to build a high-speed rail line linking London with central and northern England would be an “extremely questionable" decision, a prominent British lawmaker said Saturday. Tom Tugendhat, a Conservative lawmaker who chairs the U.K....

A man holds a warrior flag during the sixth day of blockade of the CN/VIA train tracks in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in support of Wet'suwet'en's blockade of a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C.  (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press via AP)

CN Rail warns of closures if blockades remain

Feb. 11, 2020 9:13 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian National Railway Co. said Tuesday it will be forced to close significant parts of its Canadian network unless protest blockades impeding its rail lines are removed. CN said more than 150 freight trains have been halted since Thursday evening, when demonstrators set up blockades in...

Rail bridge OK'd to seek fed funds; tunnel doesn't make cut

Feb. 11, 2020 12:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two long-delayed New York-area rail projects received mixed reviews from federal officials Monday, as a plan for a replacement for a century-old bridge earned high enough marks to finally qualify for federal funding but a larger project to build a new tunnel under the Hudson River remained...

A view of a Toyota car in a sinkhole which appeared overnight in the aftermath of Storm Ciara, in Brentwood, England, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay indoors, away from falling tree branches. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP)

Fierce storm causes deaths, damage and delays across Europe

Feb. 10, 2020 2:58 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A storm battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel disruptions as it moved eastward across the continent Monday and bore down on Germany. After striking Britain and Ireland on Sunday, the storm moved on, leaving a trail...

Waves lash the coast on the Ayrshire coast at Ardrossan, Scotland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom and in northern Europe as the storm with winds expected to reach hurricane levels batters the region. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel

Feb. 10, 2020 2:10 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay...

Security guard Damoi Shilon, left, watches over the Greyhound bus terminal on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Oakland, Calif.  A shooting on a Greyhound bus in California this week illustrates a stark reality about security on other modes of mass transportation in the U.S., those determined to carry out an attack on a bus, train and subway would likely face few if any security checks from any time before or after they take their seats. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

California shooting shows security vulnerabilities on buses

Feb. 6, 2020 6:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Would-be plotters bent on staging an attack aboard a passenger plane know they've first got to pass through a gauntlet of security measures at an airport, from body scans and spot interrogations to pat-downs and even close scrutiny of their shoes. But a shooting that killed a person and...

Police inspect an overturned carriage of a high-speed train after the train derailed in the countryside near the town of Lodi, northern Italy, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. A high-speed passenger train derailed in northern Italy before dawn on Thursday on the heavily used Milan-Bologna line, with the motor car completely detaching, killing two railway workers and injuring 27 people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Experts ponder human error in Italian high-speed train crash

Feb. 6, 2020 12:05 PM EST

OSPEDALETTO LODIGIANO, Italy (AP) — A high-speed passenger train derailed in northern Italy before dawn Thursday, killing two railway workers and injuring 28 other people as its engine broke off and careened into a work vehicle on a adjacent track. Authorities are looking into human error linked to track...

All aboard: Amsterdam-London nonstop train service to start

Feb. 4, 2020 7:11 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A nonstop train from Amsterdam to London will begin services at the end of April, the Dutch government announced Tuesday. Roger van Boxtel, president-director of Dutch rail company NS, said the new service will improve transport ties between the Netherlands and Britain despite...