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Baltimore shipping channel fully reopens after bridge collapse

Jun. 10, 2024 22:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The main shipping channel into Baltimore’s port has fully reopened to its original depth and width following the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which blocked most maritime traffic into the harbor. Officials announced the full reopening in a...

New York transit chief says agency must shrink subway improvements following nixed congestion toll

Jun. 10, 2024 19:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's transportation authority will have to shrink its plans for maintaining and improving its subways, buses and commuter rails after the state’s governor abruptly halted a scheme that would have funded the system by charging most motorists $15 to enter the core of...

Wyoming pass landslide brings mountain-sized headache to commuting tourist town workers

Jun. 10, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide that wiped out a vital two-lane road in western Wyoming is causing a mountain of headaches for thousands of commuting tourist town workers at the outset of the Yellowstone region's busy summer season. After the slide sent both lanes crashing into a...

New York governor defends blocking plan that would toll Manhattan drivers to pay for subway repairs

Jun. 07, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday defended her decision to block a plan to reduce New York City traffic and raise billions for its ailing subway system through a new toll on Manhattan drivers — but offered little detail on how she would replace the program's financial and...

New York governor pushes for tax increase after nixing toll program in Manhattan

Jun. 06, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — On Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul enraged environmentalists and public transit advocates — but delighted suburban commuters — by putting the brakes on a plan to battle New York City's traffic by imposing high tolls on Manhattan drivers. On Thursday, she was...

Governor halts plan to charge most drivers entering Manhattan $15 for transit and traffic fixes

Jun. 05, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul halted a plan to charge most motorists $15 to enter the core of Manhattan, upending the nation’s first “congestion pricing” system on Wednesday just weeks before it was set to launch. The announcement dealt a stunning blow to a...

Truckers suing to block New York's congestion fee for Manhattan drivers

May. 30, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Add truckers to the list of opponents seeking to block New York’s first-in-the-nation congestion fee for driving into Manhattan. The Trucking Association of New York filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which...

Ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels was full of grain bound for Iran, the group's main benefactor

May. 30, 2024 09:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier that came under attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels earlier this week had a cargo of grain bound for Iran, the group's main benefactor, authorities said Thursday. The attack on the Laax comes as...

Four dead after vehicles collide on Virginia road, police say

May. 29, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

SHEPPARDS, Va. (AP) — Four motorists were killed when a car crossed the center line of a Virginia road and struck vehicles going in the opposite direction, state police said on Wednesday. The multi-vehicle crash occurred shortly before noon on Tuesday south of the Sheppards...

Singapore Airlines jet endured huge swings in gravitational force during turbulence, report says

May. 29, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Singapore Airlines jetliner that hit severe turbulence last week went through huge swings in gravitational force in less than five seconds, likely causing the injuries to people who weren't buckled into their seats, according to a preliminary report Wednesday by...