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California governor scales back high-speed train

Feb. 12, 2019 9:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Tuesday there "isn't a path" for completing the state's plan for a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles, yet his office insisted he is fully committed to building such a project. Newsom, delivering his first State of the...

Long johns to short sleeves: Rapid thaw follows polar blast

Jan. 31, 2019 7:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam could lead to flooding. Across the Midwest, the sudden warmth was sure to bring more broken roads and busted water mains. The polar vortex that brought many cities to a...

The Latest: University of Iowa student found dead amid cold

Jan. 30, 2019 10:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a major snowstorm and frigid weather in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. The body of a University of Iowa student has been found on the campus in Iowa City, and officials say they believe his death was weather-related. Television station KCRG reports that the body of...

Polar blast envelops Midwest, strains aging infrastructure

Jan. 30, 2019 8:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, cracking train rails, breaking water pipes and straining electrical systems with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. The deep freeze closed schools and businesses and canceled flights in the nation's third-largest...

The Latest: Kim reportedly committed to summit with Trump

Jan. 9, 2019 7:20 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to China (all times local): 8:20 a.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Chinese President Xi Jinping during Kim's recent visit to Beijing that he was committed to setting up a second summit with President Donald Trump to "achieve...

AP PHOTOS: Rulers ride the rails across history

Jan. 8, 2019 4:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — We can fly now, of course. But sometimes we don't. As with much of his country's political theater, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to visit China's leader this week was calibrated carefully — to deliver, as always, maximum visual propaganda power. As part of that, and part of...

High avalanche risk in Alps amid heavy snow; 2 dead

Jan. 6, 2019 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities warned Sunday of a high risk of avalanches on the northern side of the Alps, after heavy snowfall in recent days created dangerous conditions across parts of southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A 20-year-old skier died in an avalanche Saturday on Mount Teisen, near the...

Heavy snow in Germany, Austria causes chaos for travelers

Jan. 5, 2019 12:54 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancelations Saturday. Munich Airport, Germany's second biggest, said 120 flights were canceled and others were delayed...

High-speed rail from St. Louis to Chicago faces more delays

Jan. 5, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Railway commuters traveling between St. Louis and Chicago have yet to see faster rail journeys, despite most of the Amtrak corridor's $1.95 billon upgrade concluding a year ago. Delays in installing and testing new GPS-related safety technology kept Amtrak trains from hitting high speeds...