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3 suffer minor injuries when subway hits debris and derails

Sep. 20, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three passengers suffered minor injuries Sunday when a New York City subway train derailed after hitting construction debris that had been thrown onto the tracks, authorities said. The derailment happened at about 8:15 a.m. at the 14th Street and Eighth Avenue station in Manhattan. Interim...

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo employees socially distance due to the coronavirus as they have a drink after work, in Stockholm. Sweden's relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world's attention when the pandemic first hit Europe. Now, as infection numbers surge in much of Europe, Sweden has some of the lowest numbers of new cases and there are only 14 people being treated for the virus in intensive care in the country of 10 million. (Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency via AP, File)

Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain

Sep. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones. Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls — places where face masks are commonly worn in much...

Street through downtown Middlebury to reopen after project

Sep. 18, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A major construction project through downtown Middlebury is taking a big step forward Friday with traffic resuming through the heart of the community. Vermont officials are planning a ribbon cutting to mark the reopening of traffic at Main and Merchant streets. The area was closed to...

Today in History

Sep. 14, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2020. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 1962, in a speech at Rice University in Houston, President John F. Kennedy reaffirmed his support for the manned space program, declaring: “We...

NJ Transit launches ridership app that shows how many aboard

Sep. 14, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NJ Transit on Monday announced a pilot program for its mobile app that allows passengers preparing to board to see how many other passengers are riding their bus or train. Green, yellow and red color-coded icons will indicate light, medium or heavy ridership, the agency said....

Construction of new Pikes Peak cog railway halfway finished

Sep. 11, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Construction of a new cog railway to the top of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs is halfway finished, and the popular tourist attraction is on track to open to the public next spring. Crews working on the Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway recently completed...

FILE0 In this March 12, 2020 file photo, a commuter wears a mask while riding the subway in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Commuters who refuse to wear a mask on New York City subways, trains and buses could face a $50 fine starting Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Subway, bus riders face $50 fine for refusing to wear a mask

Sep. 10, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Commuters who refuse to wear a mask on New York City subways, trains and buses could face a $50 fine starting Monday. The agency that runs one of the world's busiest transit systems, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, can issue fines once the agency files emergency regulations...

A carriage is lifted by crane from the site of the Stonehaven rail crash as work continues at the scene in Aberdeenshire, following the derailment of the ScotRail train on Aug. 12 which cost the lives of three people, in Stonehaven, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 10, 2020. An investigation into a train crash in Scotland last month that killed three people has found that the train “struck a pile of washed-out rock and gravel before derailing.” In the interim report, Network Rail said the industry needed to learn how to respond better in the future to severe weather. (Derek Ironside/Newsline Media/PA via AP)

Derailed train in Scotland hit 'washed-out rocks and gravel'

Sep. 10, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An investigation into a train crash in northeastern Scotland last month that killed three people has found that the train struck a pile of washed-out rock and gravel before derailing, according to an interim report released Thursday. The driver, a conductor and a passenger died when the...

Train fatally strikes woman in Maine

Sep. 8, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland woman was fatally struck by a train in the state's largest city, Maine police said Tuesday. Police did not immediately release the name of the 43-year-old woman. They said she was homeless and had been living in the woods for several weeks. The woman was crossing railroad...

Commuters travel in an almost empty Delhi metro train in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States, as the caseload crosses Brazil on a day when urban metro trains partially resume service in the capital New Delhi and other states. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India now 2nd behind US in virus cases amid economic pain

Sep. 7, 2020 4:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the world's second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday, as its efforts to head off economic disaster from the pandemic gain urgency. The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total past...