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A car strikes a crowd at a tram stop in Poland, injuring at least 19 people. The driver was arrested

Mar. 01, 2024 11:47 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A car struck a crowd of people waiting at a tram stop Friday in the northwestern Polish city of Szczecin, injuring at least 19 people, and then collided with three other vehicles as the driver tried to flee the scene, local police said. The injured included...

Freight train kills 3 people at a railway crossing at a train station in central Sweden

Feb. 29, 2024 05:31 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A freight train hit and killed three people at a railway crossing at a station in central Sweden after they got off another train, police said Thursday. The victims — a 25-year-old man, a woman in her 20s and a third person who was not immediately...

Freight train carrying corn derails near Amtrak stop in northeast Nevada, no injuries reported

Feb. 28, 2024 17:08 PM EST

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Sixteen railroad freight cars carrying corn derailed early Wednesday under a key railroad overpass in the northeast Nevada city of Elko, but no injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were involved, authorities said. The Union Pacific train derailed just...

Strikes halt trains and ferries in Greece a year after country's worst rail disaster that killed 57

Feb. 28, 2024 08:25 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Widespread strikes in Greece halted trains, ferries and much of the capital's public transport on Wednesday in protests timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the country's deadliest rail crash, which killed 57 people. The train disaster on the night...

Today in History: February 28, Pope Benedict XVI becomes first pope in six centuries to resign

Feb. 28, 2024 00:17 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate....

Athens taxis on a 48-hour strike that will coincide with a nationwide public sector stoppage

Feb. 27, 2024 10:23 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Taxi drivers in the Greek capital began a 48-hour strike Tuesday, with the second day timed to coincide with a nationwide strike by public and some private sector workers that is expected to disrupt public transport, ground some flights and leave ferries tied up in port. ...

Police arrest three suspects in killing of man on Bronx subway car

Feb. 27, 2024 08:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people have been arrested in the killing of a man on a New York City subway car last week, police said Tuesday. William Alvarez, a 45-year-old Bronx resident, was fatally shot after getting into an argument with one of the suspects on a D Train in the Bronx...

Man is shot and killed on a light rail train in Seattle, and suspect remains on the loose

Feb. 26, 2024 18:09 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 26-year-old man was killed in a shooting on a light rail train in Seattle and a suspect who fled the scene remains on the loose, police said Monday. Officers responded around 11:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of a man shot on the light rail train downtown, the Seattle...

Police ID suspects in killing of man on Bronx subway car as transit officials discuss rising crime

Feb. 26, 2024 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police identified three suspects in the killing of a man on a subway car last week, and transit authorities were set to meet Monday to discuss rising crime in the city's transit system. The NYPD said in a post on X on Sunday that they're seeking Justin...

Light rail train hits a car in Phoenix, killing a woman and critically injuring another

Feb. 25, 2024 15:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman was killed and another critically injured after the car they were riding in collided with light rail train west of downtown Phoenix, police said Sunday. Detectives said the vehicle appeared to turn at an intersection in front of the light rail train at around...