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Deadly 2018 Amtrak crash caused by safety oversights, delays

Jul. 23, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal safety officials ruled Tuesday yet another fatal train crash in the United States has been caused by easy-to-fix human errors. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the crash of an Amtrak train into a parked train on a side track near Columbia, South Carolina, in...

The Latest: CSX agrees on blame for deadly 2018 Amtrak crash

Jul. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a deadly 2018 Amtrak crash in South Carolina (all times local): 4:30 p.m. CSX is agreeing with federal officials who say the company and one of its train crews were responsible for an Amtrak crash that killed two people and hurt nearly 100...

Sweet mess: Syrup spills at edge of French Quarter

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crews spent the night cleaning syrup from one block of a four-lane street along New Orleans' French Quarter. Police say a container truck spilled about 1,000 gallons (3,800 liters) of syrup Monday evening after a rubber shipping bladder broke. Both eastbound lanes of Rampart street...

Johnson's win elevates 'no-deal' Brexit risks to UK economy

Jul. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next U.K. prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has become murkier — and potentially more perilous. Johnson's comprehensive victory over Jeremy Hunt in the battle to lead the governing Conservative Party has made it more likely that...

Massachusetts investigates company tied to motorcycle deaths

Jul. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the trucking company that employed the driver charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Maura Healey confirmed Tuesday an investigation into Westfield Transport...

Truck causes 100-year-old bridge to collapse in North Dakota

Jul. 23, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

NORTHWOOD, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say an overweight semitrailer loaded with dried beans caused a more-than-century-old bridge to collapse in North Dakota. Grand Forks County sheriff's officials say the bridge over the Goose River near Northwood collapsed Monday afternoon. Photos show the wooden...

Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea's military bolstered

Jul. 23, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear...

Channel Tunnel operator: 'no-deal' Brexit now main scenario

Jul. 23, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is warning that Britain's departure from the European Union without a deal is now "very likely" and is its main scenario as it forecasts earnings. The operator says its outlook for earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in case of a...

Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

Jul. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also says Boeing needs to fully explain how the Max differs from previous versions of the 737...

State gets $81 million grant for Missouri River bridge

Jul. 22, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

ROCHPORT, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Transportation will receive an $81 million federal grant to help pay for replacement of the Interstate 70 bridge over the Missouri River near Rocheport. Republican members of Missouri's congressional delegation announced Monday the state will receive the...