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Child is among 3 dead after Amtrak train hits a pickup truck in upstate New York

May. 19, 2024 15:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A child was among the three victims killed when a passenger train hit a pickup truck, officials said. The northbound Amtrak train hit a Dodge truck Friday evening in North Tonawanda, New York, a small town along the Niagara River between Niagara Falls and Buffalo,...

Climate activists glue themselves at Munich airport to protest pollution caused by flying

May. 18, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Six climate activists broke through a security fence at Munich airport on Saturday and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, temporarily shutting down flights. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying as the most polluting...

Subway commuters in Buenos Aires see fares spike by 360% as part of austerity campaign in Argentina

May. 17, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Commuters in Buenos Aires on Friday were hit by an abrupt 360% increase in subway fares, one of the most dramatic price hikes in libertarian President Javier Milei 's harsh budget austerity campaign in Argentina. After weeks of hearings, a judge on...

Federal judge hears challenges to NYC’s fee for drivers into Manhattan

May. 17, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s first-in-the-nation plan to levy a hefty toll on drivers entering much of traffic-choked Manhattan was the focus of a legal battle that played out in federal court Friday. A Manhattan judge heard arguments in lawsuits brought by unionized public school...

US airlines are suing the Biden administration over a new rule to make certain fees easier to spot

May. 13, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airlines are suing to block the Biden administration from requiring greater transparency over fees that the carriers charge their passengers, saying that a new rule would confuse consumers by giving them too much information during the ticket-buying process. ...

Commuter rail service in northeast Spain has been disrupted by theft of copper cables near Barcelona

May. 12, 2024 13:38 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Commuter rail service serving Barcelona and northeastern Spain has suffered major disruption because of the theft of copper cables from a train installation, Spanish rail authorities said Sunday. Thousands of commuters were stranded at train stations in and...

Holy Year or holy mess, Vatican and Rome begin dash to 2025 Jubilee with papal bull, construction

May. 09, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican crossed a key milestone Thursday in the runup to its 2025 Jubilee with the promulgation of the official decree establishing the Holy Year. It's a once-every-quarter-century event that is expected to bring some 32 million pilgrims to Rome and has already brought...

Investors trying to take control of Norfolk Southern railroad pick up key support

Apr. 29, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

The activist investors trying to take control of Norfolk Southern's board are picking up key support, but the railroad's CEO promised Monday to fight the takeover attempt until a May 9 shareholder vote because he believes his strategy is the best in the long run for investors, customers and...

Airlines will now be required to give automatic cash refunds for canceled and delayed flights

Apr. 24, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

The Biden administration issued final rules Wednesday to require airlines to automatically issue cash refunds for things like delayed flights and to better disclose fees for baggage or canceling a reservation. The Transportation Department said airlines will be required to provide...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 24, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader Telegram. April 21, 2024. Editorial: Judge’s intemperate remarks warrant official review One of our sister papers, the Sawyer County Record, published the results of a yearlong investigation last week. It focused on the accounts of former employees...