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NASA warned of safety risks in delayed private crew launches

Nov. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA auditors warned Thursday the space agency faces “significant safety and technical challenges” that need to be solved before astronauts fly in private capsules. In its report, NASA’s inspector general office noted Boeing and SpaceX are several years late...

US business sees dwindling prospects in Cuba

Nov. 6, 2019 1:22 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Havana International Trade Fair is where Cuba puts the best face on its struggling economy. There are state-run restaurants stocked with fresh food; shiny displays of electric motorcycles from traders in Panama; dozens of Cuban government companies offering goods from cigars to farmed...

Heavy winds batter England; some ferries to France suspended

Nov. 2, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Heavy winds are battering parts of England and the stormy weather has forced the suspension of ferry service between the major ports of Dover and Calais, France. Police reported one fatality when a woman in her 60s died after a tree fell on her car in Dorset, 120 miles (193 kilometers)...

'I'm dying': Relatives await answers in smuggling case

Oct. 26, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

DO THANH, Vietnam (AP) — One family received a final text from their daughter saying she couldn't breathe and was dying. Another grieving family set up a makeshift altar for their missing daughter who paid $10,000 in hopes of pursuing a career as a nail technician in Britain. A desperate father is...

Traffic a breeze at New Jersey megamall's limited opening

Oct. 25, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The first official day of the long-awaited American Dream megamall Friday didn't produce the traffic nightmares many predicted for the massive complex outside New York City, mostly due to a "soft" opening that featured only two attractions that served a few thousand people,...

4th suspect arrested as UK truck deaths case probe deepens

Oct. 25, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A fourth person was arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England, British police said Friday as the investigation into one of the country's worst human smuggling cases geared up. Police said a 48-year-old man from Northern...

Probe expands into deaths of 39 in truck near British port

Oct. 24, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police expanded an investigation into one of the country's deadliest cases of human smuggling after 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated container truck near an English port. Essex police said the victims were believed to be from China, though its embassy said their...

Grim find: 39 dead in one of UK's worst trafficking cases

Oct. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

GRAYS, England (AP) — Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. Police were reconstructing the final journey of the victims as they tried to piece together...

Competing for space on the increasingly crowded ocean

Oct. 22, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth, and it's getting crowded out on the water. Energy, shipping, fishing and conservation groups all need space to operate on the world's oceans, and are bumping up against each other more frequently. All agree the competition is...

Alaska to resume temporary ferry service to British Columbia

Oct. 17, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Marine Highway System is expected to resume ferry service to British Columbia, but only on two dates, officials said. The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said service to Prince Rupert has been scheduled Oct. 29 and Nov. 25, The Juneau Empire...