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Florida seeks to stop the arrival of immigrants to state

Jan. 24, 2022 18:39 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — All Florida government agencies would be prohibited from doing business with transportation companies that bring immigrants who are in the country illegally into the state under a priority bill for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that received its first legislative approval...

Belarus hacktivists target railway in anti-Russia effort

Jan. 24, 2022 17:53 PM EST

A Belarusian hacktivist group says it has launched a limited cyberattack on the national railway company, aimed at impeding the movement of Russian troops and freight inside the Moscow-allied country. It said it encrypted some servers, databases and workstations. The group,...

Snow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Turkey's Istanbul

Jan. 24, 2022 16:34 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A severe snowstorm disrupted road and air traffic Monday in the Greek capital of Athens and in neighboring Turkey's largest city of Istanbul, while snow blanketed most of Turkey and Greece, including several Aegean islands. The Greek government declared a...

Human error focus of investigation into train vs. car crash

Jan. 24, 2022 09:23 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Investigators are focusing on human as error as the likely reason a train struck a car at a crossing in Massachusetts late last week, killing the 68-year-old driver. Roberta Sausville was killed Friday when her vehicle was struck in Wilmington by a...

Man shoved onto NYC subway tracks, injured; attacker escapes

Jan. 23, 2022 18:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway rider was hospitalized with a leg injury after being pushed onto the tracks Sunday, the latest episode amid heightened concerns about crime in the nation's largest transit system. The 62-year-old man made contact with a train and fell onto...

Rail station, freight shed named to historic register

Jan. 23, 2022 15:33 PM EST

WAKEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A railroad station and freight shed in Wakefield have been named to the National Register of Historic Places, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources said. The Union Railroad Station was built in 1911. The division describes it as “a single...

Maine to use $225M to fix hundreds of bridges needing work

Jan. 23, 2022 10:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is set to receive $225 million from the federal government over the next five years to fix bridges around the state. The state has more than 300 bridges that are in poor condition, Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said. The money from the Federal Highway...

New stone and rubble recycling business opens in Delaware

Jan. 23, 2022 09:05 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A new stone recycling business has opened in Georgetown, complete with its own set of train tracks. “We’re recycling blacktop and concrete rubble, crushing it to resell and saving it from going to the landfill,” co-owner Rich Bell said. ...

Lyndon gets $100K grant to repair covered bridge

Jan. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EST

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — The town of Lyndon has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Preservation Trust of Vermont to support structural repairs to the Sanborn Covered Bridge. The bridge is the last remaining Paddleford truss bridge in Vermont and New Hampshire — and one of only...

Motorist killed by commuter train is identified

Jan. 22, 2022 14:46 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A motorist whose vehicle was hit by a train was identified Saturday as the investigation continues. Roberta Sausville, 68, of Wilmington, was driving east when an Inbound Haverhill Line train hit the driver's side of her vehicle Friday evening near the...