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France, Greece sign defense deal; Athens to buy 3 warships

Sep. 28, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France and Greece on Tuesday announced a multibillion-euro defense deal, including Athens’ decision to buy three French warships as part of a strategy to boost its defense capacities in the Eastern Mediterranean amid recurring tensions with longtime foe Turkey. ...

In rural Montana, its all-hands-on-deck after derailment

Sep. 28, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

CHESTER, Mont. (AP) — Trevor Fossen was running late for a wedding Saturday afternoon when he turned onto a dusty, gravel road in rural Montana as a westbound train approached the crossing in front of him. The train never made it to the crossing. The next thing Fossen...

Senate Republicans to vote on Evers' cabinet confirmations

Sep. 27, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Republicans were poised Tuesday to take confirmation votes on four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' cabinet secretaries. On the agenda was Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson; Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer...

Amtrak train that derailed was going just under speed limit

Sep. 27, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — An Amtrak train that derailed in rural Montana over the weekend was going just under the speed limit at about 75 mph (121 kph) when it went off the track along a gradual curve, killing three people and possibly ejecting passengers, U.S. investigators said Monday. ...

Greece, France, expected to announce major warship deal

Sep. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece and France are expected to announce a major, multibillion-euro deal in Paris on Tuesday involving the acquisition by Greece of at least six French-built warships, Greek state ERT TV reported. ERT said Monday that Greece was...

Qatar Airways says losses reach $4.1 billion amid pandemic

Sep. 27, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways announced on Monday that it suffered a more than $4 billion loss in revenues over the last fiscal year, as lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic slashed demand for long-haul travel. The major loss, which the...

9 hurt when escalator malfunctions at Boston train station

Sep. 27, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nine people were taken to the hospital with injuries considered minor following an escalator malfunction at a Boston train station, authorities said. The escalator from the platform up to the street-level lobby at the Back Bay Station malfunctioned at...

Two killed, three injured in interstate crash near Fargo

Sep. 27, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two people have died and three others have been injured in an interstate crash near Fargo. The accident happened Sunday in a construction zone on Interstate 29 when a pickup truck crossed the center line and struck an SUV head on, according to the...

A shell of a trip: Sea turtle flown from Florida to Texas

Sep. 27, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A large loggerhead sea turtle rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital was flown by private plane Sunday to live at a conservation facility in Texas. The 230-pound female turtle took the nearly five-hour flight from the Middle Keys...

Investigators probe deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana

Sep. 26, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — A team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board was at the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized Sunday, officials said. The westbound Empire Builder was en...