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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Feb. 29, 2024 07:20 AM EST

Post and Courier. February 25, 2024. Editorial: The sabotage effort has already begun; hang tough on fixing SC health services There’s not a single, perfect way to consolidate South Carolina’s many disjointed, uncommunicative health agencies. You could merge every...

Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

Feb. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A storm packing strong winds in Sweden tore a roof off of the main train station in Goteborg on Friday, knocking out power and temporarily halting rail traffic in and out of the country's second largest city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. ...

St. Louis man sentenced to 10 years for causing crash that killed 4 people and injured 4 others

Feb. 22, 2024 19:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man who ran a red light before causing a 2023 crash that killed four people was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison. Cedric Dixon, 35, agreed to a deal in which he pleaded guilty to four counts each of involuntary manslaughter and second-degree...

GM is nearly doubling the road miles where drivers can use its partially automated driving system

Feb. 15, 2024 07:14 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is adding about 350,000 miles (563,000 kilometers) of roadways in the U.S and Canada to the area where drivers can use the company's “Super Cruise” partially automated driving system. The expansion nearly doubles the road miles where the system can...

Buttigieg visits interstate highway bridge in Pacific Northwest slated for seismic replacement

Feb. 13, 2024 18:52 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday toured the century-old Interstate 5 bridge that connects Portland, Oregon, with southwest Washington state, a vital but earthquake-vulnerable structure that's set to be replaced as part of a multibillion-dollar...

Judge green-lights narrowing of main road through Atlantic City despite opposition from casinos

Jan. 26, 2024 15:35 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City got a green light Friday to proceed with a project to reduce the width of its main street from four lanes to two, despite fears from casinos and a hospital that the plan could tie the city into gridlocked knots, scare away gamblers and delay emergency...

Pro-Palestinian protesters block airport access roads in New York, Los Angeles

Dec. 27, 2023 19:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pro-Palestinian protesters briefly blocked entrance roads to airports in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, snarling traffic as U.S. airlines contended with a rush of holiday travel. The demonstrations stopped cars on the outskirts of New York’s John F....

Casinos, hospital ask judge to halt Atlantic City road narrowing, say traffic could cost jobs, lives

Dec. 27, 2023 16:26 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five Boardwalk casinos and a hospital want a judge to prevent Atlantic City from completing a controversial program to narrow the main road running through the city's downtown, saying such a move could hurt business and endanger lives during traffic-choked periods. ...

Bull on tracks disrupts trains between Newark and New York

Dec. 15, 2023 14:05 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A loose bull in New Jersey's largest city found its way onto train tracks, snarling rail traffic for a while Thursday before it was captured, authorities said. The ruddy brown bull with long, dark-tipped horns stood on the tracks at Newark Penn Station,...

Aimed at safety, Atlantic City road narrowing accelerates fears of worse traffic in gambling resort

Dec. 13, 2023 18:04 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Even with two lanes in each direction, the main road through Atlantic City can be choked with traffic, particularly on days when one or more big concerts are in town. Now, to access federal and state highway safety money to repair the decrepit condition...