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Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea's military bolstered

Jul. 23, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear...

Channel Tunnel operator: 'no-deal' Brexit now main scenario

Jul. 23, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is warning that Britain's departure from the European Union without a deal is now "very likely" and is its main scenario as it forecasts earnings. The operator says its outlook for earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in case of a...

Officials review 2018 Amtrak crash that killed 2 crew in SC

Jul. 23, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials are meeting to discuss what caused an Amtrak train to divert onto a side track in South Carolina last year and slam into a parked train, killing two crew members and injuring more than 100 passengers. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday in...

Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

Jul. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also says Boeing needs to fully explain how the Max differs from previous versions of the 737...

Mexico uncovers massive migrant smuggling ring using trucks

Jul. 22, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Monday they have uncovered an industrial-scale migrant smuggling ring using tractor-trailer rigs disguised as freight deliveries for major companies. President Andres Manuel López Obrador said authorities found a tractor-trailer disguised with the logo of...

Massive California freeway repairs likened to 'Carmageddon'

Jul. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A section of a major Los Angeles-area freeway will be undergoing repairs for 15 weekends over the next four months, sparking comparisons to "Carmageddon," a 2011 freeway bridge demolition that many feared would be a traffic nightmare. The California Department of Transportation...

Fire forces cancellations of high-speed trains in Italy

Jul. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A suspected arson fire threw Italy's high-speed rail system into chaos Monday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of train runs and frustrating vacationers and commuters along the heavily-traveled Milan-Naples corridor. The state railways company said the suspicious fire occurred near Rovezzano...

Opponents of giant Hawaii telescope launch protest march

Jul. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of opponents of a planned telescope on Hawaii's highest peak have launched a protest march. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that activists opposed to the Thirty Meter Telescope started marching Sunday morning in Waikiki. Last week, hundreds of protesters blocked a road on the...

Militants bomb, derail phosphate train in central Syria

Jul. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's transport ministry said a freight train carrying phosphate derailed and caught fire Sunday after getting hit by explosives planted on the tracks by militants in the country's center. The government-owned train was transporting phosphate from mines in Khunayfis in Homs...

Gulf tanker incidents may raise shippers' costs, cut traffic

Jul. 20, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a serious risk even without war, energy and maritime experts say. On...