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Ohio lawmakers OK rail safety rules after train derailment

Mar. 29, 2023 16:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rail safety measures proposed after the February train derailment and toxic chemical burn in East Palestine are closer to becoming law in Ohio, as part of a nearly $13.5 billion transportation budget that cleared the Legislature on Wednesday. A compromise...

Greek prime minister calls general election for May 21

Mar. 28, 2023 20:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s center-right prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, called a May 21 general election Tuesday as his party’s long-standing lead in opinion polls has declined in the aftermath of the country’s worst train disaster. A Feb. 28 collision between a...

Tracks reopen after freight train derails in Mojave Desert

Mar. 28, 2023 17:38 PM EDT

BAKER, Calif. (AP) — Train traffic resumed Tuesday afternoon on a stretch of track where 55 railcars and two locomotives derailed a day earlier in a remote area of Southern California's Mojave Desert. There were no injuries when the freight train carrying iron ore went off the...

Cold temps help contain chemicals in North Dakota derailment

Mar. 28, 2023 16:30 PM EDT

The cold weather in North Dakota kept chemicals that spilled from a derailed Canadian Pacific train from spreading very far, authorities said. Richland County Emergency Management Director Brett Lambrecht said Tuesday that with temperatures well below freezing all of the chemicals...

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calls May 21 election after a train crash last month stirred public anger

Mar. 28, 2023 04:27 AM EDT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calls May 21 election after a train crash last month stirred public anger.

Freight train carrying iron ore derails in Mojave Desert

Mar. 27, 2023 21:05 PM EDT

BAKER, Calif. (AP) — A long freight train carrying iron ore derailed in a remote area of the Mojave Desert on Monday but there were no injuries, authorities said. Fifty-five rail cars loaded with iron ore and two locomotives derailed around 8:30 a.m. in the Mojave National...

Train derails in rural North Dakota and spills chemicals

Mar. 27, 2023 20:35 PM EDT

WYNDMERE, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian Pacific train derailed in rural North Dakota Sunday night and spilled hazardous materials. But local authorities and the railroad said there is no threat to public safety. There were no injuries and no fire associated with the derailment, which...

Boston area's troubled public transit agency gets a new boss

Mar. 27, 2023 16:20 PM EDT

Phillip Eng, an engineer with decades of experience running public transit systems, has been named the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Boston area’s troubled public transit agency, Gov. Maura Healey announced Monday. Eng, the former president...

Finnish leadership condemns attack on veteran lawmaker

Mar. 25, 2023 15:24 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s leaders strongly condemned an assault on a Jewish lawmaker who was assaulted and punched in the face Saturday while campaigning for the country's April 2 general election. President Sauli Niinisto tweeted that Saturday’s physical attack on veteran...

2 dead in rail car; human smuggling investigation indicated

Mar. 25, 2023 15:18 PM EDT

Two people found dead in a railroad car in south Texas were Honduran men, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Saturday, indicating it was investigating the case as possible human smuggling. “We will continue to address the serious public safety threat posed...