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Snow snarls traffic in parts of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia

Dec. 2, 2020 11:57 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The first snow of the season snarled traffic in parts of the Balkans on Wednesday as authorities warned motorists of slippery roads and doctors in Slovenia urged extra caution against accidents with medical facilities already overwhelmed from treating COVID-19 patients. Croatian...

A man wearing a face mask against the spread of coronavirus, stands at the entrance of Athens Academy in the Greek capital on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Greece is set to extend its lockdown measures beyond the end of November given the spread of COVID-19 and the pressure on hospitals, the country's health minister warned Monday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece strike to disrupt public transport

Nov. 24, 2020 11:20 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Airlines are rescheduling or canceling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide public sector strike scheduled for Thursday. The strike is set to disrupt public transport, including ferry services between the islands and the mainland....

Barge rate increase expected to raise Alaska consumer prices

Nov. 23, 2020 9:12 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s largest barge operator has announced a price increase starting next month, which analysts said could lead to higher prices for groceries and other consumer goods in the state next year. Alaska Marine Lines posted a notice to customers last week saying prices would rise...

A view of the Viking Line cruise ship Viking Grace, run aground with passengers on board, south of Mariehamn, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities say there are “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel isn't leaking. The Finnish coast guard tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Viking Line ferry that runs between the Finnish port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm hit ground just off the port of Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands. (Niclas Nordlund/Lehtikuva via AP )

Grounded Baltic Sea ferry pulled off seabed, resumes trip

Nov. 22, 2020 8:37 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A passenger ferry that ran aground in heavy winds in a Baltic Sea archipelago between Finland and Sweden was dragged off the shore and towed early Sunday to a port, where some of its over 300 passengers disembarked. The M/S Viking Grace was sailing Saturday from the Swedish capital of...

A view of the Viking Line cruise ship Viking Grace, run aground with passengers on board, south of Mariehamn, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities say there are “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel isn't leaking. The Finnish coast guard tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Viking Line ferry that runs between the Finnish port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm hit ground just off the port of Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands.  (Niclas Nordlund/Lehtikuva via AP)

Passengers spend night on Baltic Sea ferry that ran aground

Nov. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 run aground in heavy storm winds Saturday in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities said there were “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel, inspected by divers, wasn't...

Arthur Imperatore, NY Waterway founder, dies at 95

Nov. 19, 2020 9:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of NY Waterway, the ferry company that has transported millions of commuters and sightseers across the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York, has died. Arthur Imperatore was 95. A company spokesman said Imperatore died Wednesday in New York after a long illness. A...

Fishermen find woman who jumped off state ferry

Nov. 17, 2020 8:03 AM EST

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A woman who jumped off the state ferry Chimacum during a Monday afternoon crossing was recovered and brought to St. Michael Medical Center in Bremerton, the Coast Guard reported. The Kitsap Sun reports the woman was found in the water by two fishermen, brought to shore and was...

Transit officials propose service cuts in wake of pandemic

Nov. 9, 2020 6:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Greater Boston's transportation agency proposed a series of public transit cuts Monday that officials say are needed after ridership plummeted when the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year. Weekend commuter rail services, 25 bus routes, all ferry service, and subway service after midnight...

The Latest: Global coronavirus case total tops 50 million

Nov. 8, 2020 8:38 PM EST

BOSTON — The coronavirus has hit another sobering milestone: more than 50 million positive cases worldwide since the pandemic began. Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker reported more than 50.2 million COVID-19 cases globally as of Sunday. There have been more than 1.2 million deaths from...

Efforts made to establish Alaska regional tribal government

Nov. 6, 2020 8:29 AM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native regional corporation has set a path toward a plan to organize tribes into a regional government in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, an official said. The Calista Corporation established a process for each of 56 tribes to signal their intent to vote on the creation of a...