Latest Transportation News

The Latest: Cruise ship line's founder: 'We've been lucky'

Mar. 24, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship that was stranded off the coast of Norway (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The chairman of the company that operates a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather Saturday praised the rescue operation by Norwegian...

Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Mar. 24, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Minutes after inaugurating the 16-kilometer (10-mile) transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown,...

Tugs tow Norway cruise ship after 463 rescued; 17 injured

Mar. 24, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — More than 450 passengers were airlifted off a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather before the rescue operation was suspended Sunday so the vessel could be towed to a nearby port, Norwegian authorities said. Five helicopters flying in the pitch...

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

Mar. 23, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation. The Viking Sky issued a...

Man accused of fatally stabbing woman after freeway crash

Mar. 23, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 25-year-old Arizona man who was driving a San Diego-area woman's car is accused of fatally stabbing her after the vehicle veered off a freeway and crashed in a Phoenix suburb, resulting in a chaotic scene involving passers-by who stopped to help. Fernando Acosta of Phoenix got out of...

12 hurt, 50 cars involved in pileups on California highway

Mar. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital. The Grapevine section of the interstate was closed as emergency crews responded to the accidents Saturday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol's...

FAA to look at Boeing's fixes for 737 Max jets next week

Mar. 23, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months. The company is tweaking the system designed to prevent an aerodynamic stall if sensors detect that the plane's nose...

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Mar. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have been adequate, in light of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday. After the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in October, the U.S....

Local officials say 26 killed, 28 injured in China bus fire

Mar. 22, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A fire on a tour bus traveling along a highway in central China has left 26 people dead and as many as 30 injured, local authorities reported Saturday. Five of those injured remained in critical condition, according to the Hunan province's spokesman's office. The incident occurred at around...

Local authorities report 26 killed, 28 injured after tour bus catches fire on highway in central China's Hunan province

Mar. 22, 2019 8:24 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Local authorities report 26 killed, 28 injured after tour bus catches fire on highway in central China's Hunan province.