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Chile's president rolls back subway fare hike amid protests

Oct. 19, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Saturday announced the suspension of a subway fare hike that had prompted violent student protests, less than a day after he declared a state of emergency amid rioting and commuter chaos in the capital. Soldiers patrolled the streets in...

Ex-Winona postmaster sentenced for destroying mail

Oct. 19, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Winona postmaster must serve two years of probation and 80 hours of community service for destroying mail. Fifty-eight-year-old Sherri Jo Genkinger of Galesville, Wisconsin, also must pay $5 in restitution to a former police officer who complained that a greeting card and...

Interstate Bridge project committee to meet

Oct. 19, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon and Washington lawmakers tasked with reviving moribund talks to replace the Interstate Bridge will meet for the first-time. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports members from Oregon's eight-person bipartisan committee comprised of House and Senate politicians, are scheduled to...

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Oct. 19, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The...

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local): 4:46 p.m. The city of Unalaska said in a statement Friday evening that it plans to remove on Saturday the PenAir airplane from the scene of a crash The state Department...

Northrop Grumman to ship secret cargo through LA-area marina

Oct. 18, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Defense contractor Northrop Grumman will be moving secret cargo through a Southern California marina this weekend. The Daily Breeze reports part of King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach will be shut down from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday for the move of what is described as a...

House passes bill to name post office after Jeannette Rankin

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to name a Montana post office building in honor of Jeannette Rankin. The Missoulian reported Thursday that the approval came Wednesday to rename the building after the Missoula-born Republican known as the first woman to hold...

Report: 2 Illinois routes among Amtrak's worst performing

Oct. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of Amtrak's Illinois trains routes are among the worst-performing in the nation, according to a new government report. Amtrak's Illini and Saluki trains run between Union Station in Chicago and Carbondale in Southern Illinois. The Office of Inspector General for Amtrak released a report...

The Latest: Protesters battle police in chaos-hit Barcelona

Oct. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local): 11 p.m. Police in the regional capital of Catalonia are using water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to repel masked youths who are throwing cobblestones and flammable bottles, building barricades and setting dozens of...

Audit: State gave gravel industry influence in faulty study

Oct. 18, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Transportation gave the gravel industry considerable influence in a state-funded study that found looming shortages in materials used to build highways, potentially undermining the report's credibility and wasting taxpayers' money, auditors said Friday. An...