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Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, campus violence

Nov. 14, 2019 2:12 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. Police said protesters shot several arrows at them near Hong Kong...

Oil tankers ‘go dark’ off Venezuela to evade US sanctions

Nov. 14, 2019 12:02 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In May, after pulling out of a Chinese shipyard for repairs, a giant oil tanker set out on a perilous journey. Dialing in “Caribbean” on a mandatory tracking system, the captain of the Liberia-flagged vessel headed west. Then, weeks later, as it neared Venezuelan waters, the VL...

Lawmakers hear list of complaints as they probe transit woes

Nov. 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Balky apps, bus windows that don’t shut, rude staff and delayed and overcrowded trains were among a lengthy litany of complaints New Jersey lawmakers heard from advocates and commuters Wednesday night as they kicked off a probe of the state’s troubled transit system. The...

Agency: No invasive mussels found in Montana waterways

Nov. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Testing of Montana waterways this year turned up no instances of invasive mussels, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Wednesday. Under state policy, the agency will move to lift restrictions placed on Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena after one suspicious water sample...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 13, 2019 3:53 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Poor condition of many state dams should worry every Pennsylvanian The York Dispatch Nov. 13 Infrastructure isn’t the most scintillating topic. For most folks, it probably rates somewhere between researching tax deductions...

Louisiana editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Nov. 12 The Houma Courier on Louisiana State University’s win over Alabama in football: No. 1 LSU’s 46-41 road victory Saturday over No. 2 Alabama will go down as one of the biggest wins in Tiger history. With three regular-season games remaining and...

Flying this Thanksgiving? Expect record crowds at airports

Nov. 13, 2019 1:44 PM EST

Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers and airline crew members between Nov. 22...

Agencies use drones to gain understanding of toxic chemicals

Nov. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont agencies are using aerial drones to discover more about toxic chemical contamination underneath an airport. The Agency of Transportation Rail and Aviation Bureau and the Vermont Geological Survey have spent the last week of October using a drone to gather data for a map about...

Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig economy law

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Trucking Association on Tuesday filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft....

NTSB: Oversight could have prevented Miami bridge collapse

Nov. 12, 2019 6:54 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people while under construction had basic flaws that should have been caught before it was built, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board also faulted the firms involved in the project and Florida...