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Soto, Nationals top Cole, Astros 5-4 in World Series opener

Oct. 23, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals quickly derailed the Cole Express. A 20-year-old prodigy with a passion for the big moment, Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4 Tuesday...

French rail routes disrupted by strike over train security

Oct. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A wildcat strike has severely disrupted train travel around France, as railway workers demand better security after a recent accident. Traffic was particularly tangled Friday in southern France and western France, around Lyon and in the Paris region, according to the SNCF national rail...

2 Missourians die in train-car wreck in Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

DALBEY, Kan. (AP) — Two Missourians were killed when the vehicle they were in was hit by a train in rural northeast Kansas. Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie says deputies were called late Wednesday to the scene of the crash near the former settlement of Dalbey. The Atchison Globe reports Laurie says...

Porsche SUV plunges onto train tracks, burns; 2 teens die

Oct. 14, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — A Porsche SUV plummeted off an overpass onto train tracks below, where it burst into flames, killing two teenagers and sending a third to a hospital with serious injuries. The Porsche fell from Route 304 in Pearl River, New York, on Sunday afternoon after a crash involving an...

Has tech made it safer to move nukes? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fight is raging in courts and Congress over where radioactive materials should be stored and how to safely get the dangerous remnants of decades of bomb-making and power generation to a permanent resting place. Nationwide, spent fuel rods lie in temporary cooling ponds at commercial...

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Oct. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare after...

Railroad officer fatally shoots man after Chick-fil-A crash

Oct. 8, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A uniformed railroad officer fatally shot a disgruntled customer who rammed his truck into a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Nebraska, police said Tuesday. Officers called Tuesday afternoon to the Chick-fil-A arrived to find a crashed pickup truck inside the restaurant and a BNSF officer...

Truck driver sues over crash at Missouri railroad crossing

Oct. 8, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas truck driver alleges in a lawsuit that two rail cars were "uncontrolled" when they struck his semi as he drove over a stretch of unmarked tracks in southwest Missouri in the dark. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Brandan Bunnel's lawsuit against BNSF Railway was...

Train derailment kills 5, injures 87 in southeast Iran

Sep. 25, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a train derailed in the country's southeast, near the Pakistan border, killing five passengers and injuring at least 87 others. Wednesday's report says rescue workers transferred injured passengers to hospitals in Zahedan city, the...

Man dies, 5-year-old survives in apparent subway leap

Sep. 23, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx man died and his 5-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries on Monday after he apparently jumped in front of a subway train while holding onto the little girl, police and witnesses said. The child was taken to a hospital in stable condition after the incident, which occurred at...