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Bush's presidential funeral train first in nearly 50 years

Dec. 7, 2018 10:34 AM EST

SPRING, Texas (AP) — The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies. "I might have left Air Force One behind," Bush quipped during the 2005 unveiling of...

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Dec. 7, 2018 12:49 AM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush's remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in...

The Latest: Private, graveside service ends; Bush buried

Dec. 6, 2018 9:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George H.W. Bush's family members has ended and the former president has been buried. Thursday evening's ceremony concludes days of funeral...

Jewish athletes condemn anti-Semitism after temple shooting

Dec. 2, 2018 9:45 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward Omri Casspi, who was born in Israel, was early in his NBA career when he saw a picture of himself defaced with a swastika. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen grew up with kids who made fun of the size of his nose. New England Patriots receiver Julian...

Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss new train tunnel

Nov. 27, 2018 5:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington on Wednesday to press President Donald Trump for federal funding for a new rail tunnel below the Hudson River. The meeting comes as officials in New Jersey and New York express growing worries about the dilapidated, century-old tunnel owned by...

10 years on, Mumbai moves on from attacks but scars remain

Nov. 23, 2018 5:35 AM EST

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Ten years ago, chef Raghu Deora stood face-to-face with death. He was in the kitchen of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel's private club, The Chambers, when four gunmen walked in with assault rifles and sprayed the guests and hotel staff with bullets. He tried to hide, but his efforts were...

Mexico to hold another referendum, this time on new train

Nov. 12, 2018 8:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect said Monday he will hold another public referendum later this month on his proposal for a railway to connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan peninsula. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during a trip to the Yucatan state capital of Merida that the...

Train lovers forge lifelong friendships through rail travel

Oct. 23, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — They're aboard because they love trains: The pilot from New Orleans, the computer consultant from New Jersey, the retired tax lawyer from Florida, the computer accounting consultant from Queens and his mother, the retired corporate executive, the computer scientist from Florida's Space...

New York governor tours aging rail tunnel in funding push

Oct. 18, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with President Donald Trump's administration that has delayed construction of a new $13 billion tube considered crucial to the region's transportation...

Major London rail hub suffers disruption

Oct. 17, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rail travel at Paddington — one of London's busiest stations — was disrupted Wednesday after a train damaged overhead electrical wires, touching off a wave of cancellations that affected thousands. Great Western Rail said the damage was caused by a Hitachi test train operating...