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Chile violence continues despite gov't retreat on fare hike

Oct. 20, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early...

Chile's president rolls back subway fare hike amid protests

Oct. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Saturday announced the suspension of a subway fare hike that had prompted violent student protests, less than a day after he declared a state of emergency amid rioting and commuter chaos in the capital. Soldiers patrolled the streets in...

Minnesota boy, 6, found safe in dark cornfield after search

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A 6-year-old Minnesota boy who had been missing for hours was found safe early Wednesday after a volunteer used a drone with a thermal camera to help find the child in a dark cornfield more than a mile from his home. The boy, named Ethan Haus, hadn't been seen since 4:10 p.m. on...

Indian capital's air quality plunges despite new measures

Oct. 16, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital's air quality levels plunged to "poor" on Wednesday, a day after the government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board's air quality index for New Delhi stood at 299, about six times the recommended...

Hong Kong lawmakers challenge mask ban as protests persist

Oct. 5, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge against the government's use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, which diminished in intensity but didn't stop. The mask ban that went...

Lawmakers plan investigation in NJ Transit's 'failures'

Oct. 1, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers in New Jersey are launching an investigation into the state's beleaguered transit system. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney said in a statement Tuesday he's setting up a committee to probe the agency over "continued failures and to develop an action plan to turn...

Air gondolas join Disney World's transit system

Sep. 27, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World on Friday introduced its newest way to get around the Florida resort: an aerial cable car system that whisks visitors from hotels to theme parks three stories above the ground while going 11 mph (18 kph). The Disney Skyliner cable cars opening to visitors on...

Strike in Greece disrupts island ferries, Athens transport

Sep. 24, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek island ferries were tied up in port on Tuesday and Athens public transport, hospitals and state schools faced disruptions as unions went on strike against proposed labor reforms. Police said about 8,000 people marched peacefully through central Athens as they took part in three...

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag

Sep. 22, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Protesters in Hong Kong have trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. Sunday's action began peacefully, as...

Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, set street fires

Sep. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized two subway stations and set at least two street fires on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. The day's action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new twist, folded...