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The Latest: Chinese rail workers hailed at anniversary event

May. 9, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on events marking the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Descendants of Chinese laborers who worked on America's Transcontinental Railroad are helping commemorate the 150th anniversary of the railroad's completion. Members of the...

Scientists liken Anglo-Saxon burial site to King Tut's tomb

May. 9, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England (AP) — An underground chamber discovered accidentally by road workers appears to be the site of the earliest Christian royal burial ever found in Britain, archaeologists say, calling it the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of King Tutankhamun's tomb. The chamber, uncovered between a road and...

Tentative infrastructure plan gives hope to tunnel advocates

May. 3, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The combination of a friendly face on a key House committee and a tentative, large-scale infrastructure agreement between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats has some advocates of a delayed, $13 billion rail tunnel project expressing cautious optimism that a funding logjam...

Despite big plans, N. Korea's trains still go almost nowhere

Apr. 26, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's decision to take a train to his summit with President Vladimir Putin in Russia's far east hints at the potential of a much bigger dream long held by many in Asia: unimpeded travel by rail from the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula to Moscow and beyond. The...

Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

Apr. 25, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — José Vallecillo, a 41-year-old metalworker from Honduras, has a good-paying job welding steel freight containers waiting for him in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey, at a factory where he has worked before and the owner invited him to return. But getting there from his home...

The Latest: Kim upbeat on eve of 1st summit with Putin

Apr. 24, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has stepped out of his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian...

Kim, Putin have high hopes for their 1st one-on-one meeting

Apr. 24, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin have high hopes for their first one-on-one meeting Thursday in far-eastern Russia, which comes amid deadlocked global diplomacy over the North Korean leader's nuclear program. Kim is looking for a win after his failed...

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

Apr. 24, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It's a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There's even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train. And while they aren't quite as flashy as the "Beast," which...

Mayan Train's fast track raising concerns in Mexico

Apr. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maps, renderings and charts paper the walls of a government conference room. They lay out in detail the plans for a rail line that could be Mexico's biggest infrastructure project in a century. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has put the multibillion-dollar Mayan Train...

The Latest: Weather service says tornado in Ohio was EF2

Apr. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WARREN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the eastern and southern United States (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The National Weather Service says a tornado in Ohio that damaged several homes and businesses and injured at least six people was an EF2 twister with estimated maximum winds of up to 125...