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Downeaster returning to pre-COVID-19 schedule

Apr. 19, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is ready to restore the Amtrak Downeaster's pre-COVID-19 schedule this spring. The Downeaster will add a fifth round trip starting May 3; the train had been operating four round trips since July...

Search for 9 missing from capsized boat in Gulf on 6th day

Apr. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — For a sixth day, rescue crews returned Sunday to a capsized lift boat in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, looking for nine crew members who have not been found, the Coast Guard said. Officials have released little information about their...

US infrastructure plan spurs talk of Vegas-LA rail service

Apr. 18, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Proposed federal infrastructure funding for rail projects has transportation planners taking another look at a Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas passenger route that Amtrak stopped in 1997 and at a high-speed rail line along the congested Interstate 15 corridor to Victorville,...

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

Apr. 18, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years. Four train wagons ran off the railway at the city of Banha in Qalyubia...

California beach shut after Mexico sewage flows north again

Apr. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The entire shoreline of Southern California's Imperial Beach is closed to swimmers and surfers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed north again from Mexico’s Tijuana River. The closure announced Friday will be in place until testing...

New ferry to Maine's islands is undergoing sea trials

Apr. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — The Maine State Ferry Service's newest vessel is going to be undergoing sea trials this spring before beginning regular service this summer, the Maine Department of Transportation said. The Spear, named for Richard G. Spear, the first...

California mass shooting suspect was barred from buying gun

Apr. 17, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of going on a shooting rampage at a Southern California business, killing four people, should not have been allowed to buy or own guns because of a California law that prohibits people from purchasing weapons for 10 years after being convicted of a...

Russia arrests two alleged Belarus coup plotters

Apr. 17, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s main security agency says it has arrested two Belarusians who it said were preparing a plot to overthrow Belarus’ government and kill authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. One of the men arrested, Aleksandr Feduta, was Lukahsenko’s...

Auto workers at Volvo truck plant in Virginia go on strike

Apr. 17, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 workers at a Volvo truck plant in southwest Virginia have gone on strike. The decision by the local of the United Auto Workers to strike came after a 30-day contract extension came and went without a new deal. The...

American, 2 Russians return to Earth from space station

Apr. 17, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russians have returned to Earth after six months aboard the International Space Station. A Soyuz space capsule carrying NASA’s Kate Rubins and Russians Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov landed at 0455 GMT (12:55 a.m....