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Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

Sep. 20, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Saudi officials brought...

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge higher, led by health care

Sep. 20, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Stocks are modestly higher in midday trading on Wall Street Friday, led by health care companies and banks. There was little corporate news moving markets. Many companies are finishing up their third quarters and...

Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

Sep. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fuel shortage blamed on the Trump Administration has turned filling a tank in Cuba into an ordeal even for a country used to waiting in lines. Around Havana, drivers spend days hunting desperately for gas, calling friends and updating online chat groups with sightings of diesel, regular and...

1 killed after Amtrak train hits truck parked on tracks

Sep. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

ATHOL, Idaho (AP) — One person has been killed after an Amtrak train heading to Seattle crashed into a truck parked on the tracks in the town of Athol, Idaho. Officials for Amtrak say none of the 234 passengers or crew members on the train were injured in the crash early Friday morning. But an official for...

Tour operator Thomas Cook in race to avoid collapse

Sep. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British holidaymakers traveling abroad can get home. The debt-laden tour operator confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million)...

City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

Sep. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms: a fresh food stand stocked with colorful fruits and vegetables. Aided by a volunteer, he filled a basket...

Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out....

Officials to learn about federal transportation loan program

Sep. 20, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — State and local officials were expected to learn more Friday about low-cost federal loan options, a concept Connecticut Gov Ned Lamont has been considering as he reboots his stalled transportation improvement plan that had relied heavily on highway tolling. Representatives of the...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

Michigan Legislature approves budget for public schools

Sep. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a K-12 budget that would boost base per-student aid for most schools by $240, or 3%, which supporters lauded as record funding and some Democrats said would not keep pace with costs in an underfunded system. The...