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This photo taken on Aug. 8, 2019 and provided by the Office of the MTA Inspector General shows a portion of a storage room converted into a

3 accused of creating man cave under Grand Central Terminal

Sep. 24, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three railroad workers have been suspended for turning a storage room under New York's Grand Central Terminal into an unauthorized “man cave” with a television, a refrigerator, a microwave and a futon couch, officials said Thursday. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority...

Plant with nearly 500 workers closing in north Alabama

Sep. 11, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A factory that employs hundreds of people manufacturing railroad cars in north Alabama is closing amid declining demand linked to the coronavirus pandemic. FreightCar America announced Thursday it is shutting down its plant at Cherokee and plans to abandon the facility by early next...

A coastal road is damaged in Ulsan, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea on Monday after battering islands in southern Japan and injuring dozens of people. (Kim Yong-tai/Yonhap via AP)

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering Japanese islands

Sep. 7, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea on Monday after battering islands in southern Japan, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, before weakening as it passed North Korea. The Korea...

Thousands trapped on French trains after electrical trouble

Aug. 31, 2020 6:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of passengers were trapped overnight on high-speed TGV trains halted by electrical problems in southwestern France, some pleading for water, food or fresh air. Frustrated travelers raised attention to their plight on social networks, posting images of children sleeping on floors and...

People walk under a damaged tree from a typhoon on a main road in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. A typhoon damaged homes and other buildings, flooded roads and toppled utility poles on the Korean Peninsula before weakening to a tropical storm. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)

Typhoon damages buildings, floods roads on Korean Peninsula

Aug. 27, 2020 4:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A typhoon barreled through the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, damaging buildings, flooding roads and toppling utility poles before weakening into a tropical storm. No casualties have been immediately reported in either South or North Korea as a downgraded Typhoon Bavi headed into...

Train service resumes in Colorado area struck by wildfire

Aug. 20, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Trains have started moving again through a western Colorado canyon where railroad tracks were closed because of an ongoing wildfire. But it could be several more days before motorists will be allowed through the mountain corridor. Union Pacific and Amtrak resumed service...

Emergency services attend the scene of a derailed train in Stonehaven, Scotland, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries. The hilly area was hit by storms and flash flooding overnight. (Ross Johnston/Newsline-media via AP)

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

Aug. 12, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three people were killed and six others injured Wednesday when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after heavy rain and flooding hit the area. The train driver was believed to be among the dead, British Transport Police said. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said that the...

Storm damage repairs cause 1-hour Metro-North delays

Aug. 12, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North rail commuters on the New Haven Line faced one-hour delays Wednesday morning as crews worked to fix infrastructure damaged by last week's tropical storm. Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said repairs were being made to tracks between Stamford and...

More than 900K still lack power in New Jersey after Isaias

Aug. 5, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The sound of generators and chain saws punctuated Wednesday morning's sunrise in New Jersey where more than 1.3 million homes and businesses were without electricity after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state. Utility crews slowly restored service, but 981,868 customers were...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with residents about damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Death toll rises, mass power outages after storm destruction

Aug. 5, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least nine people, including a 5-year-old girl with autism, were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after felled trees...