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Cuba debuts modern Chinese train as rail overhaul begins

Jul. 13, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The first train using new equipment from China pulled out of Havana Saturday, hauling excited passengers on the start of a 915-kilometer (516-mile) journey to the eastern end of the island as the government tries to overhaul the country's aging and decrepit rail system. The 14 gleaming...

Migrant woman killed in fall from train in Mexico

Jun. 28, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TACOTALPA, Mexico (AP) — An engineer shouted for the young migrant woman to hurry up and climb aboard the freight train or she'd be left behind. In her bright red tennis shoes, she quickened her pace and was the last to get on when it pulled out near Salto de Agua in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas....

Quake shakes NW Japan, causes 21 injuries and minor damage

Jun. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed. Store floors were littered with goods that fell off shelves, and roofs of homes showed bare spots where tiles had shaken...

New York's High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

Jun. 9, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the High Line park opened in New York City, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg predicted the transformation of the abandoned, elevated freight line into an artsy public promenade would be "an extraordinary gift to our city's future." A decade later, there's no question the High Line has been...

AP Photos: In the loop: Tokyo seen from commuter train line

Jun. 8, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Want a glimpse of daily life in downtown Tokyo? Take a ride on the Yamanote loop line. For most Tokyoites, the line is an incredibly punctual and efficient transportation system for commuting. For tourists, it offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in many of the city's...

Mount Washington is setting for observatory-railway storm

Jun. 5, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mount Washington, home to some of the world's worst weather, is the setting for a brewing storm between its summit weather observatory and a tourist railway over passenger fees and 19th century property rights. The Mount Washington Observatory atop the Northeast's highest peak sued the...

Scandinavian Airlines stops duty free sales to cut emissions

Jun. 4, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Faced with growing consumer concern about the climate impact of flying, Scandinavian Airlines said Tuesday it will stop selling duty-free goods on planes to reduce weight and save fuel as part of a wider range of measures to cut emissions. While it's unclear how big an impact the...

Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

May. 23, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of Latin America. Cuba's Ministry of Transportation took possession...