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Man shot, killed near light rail station in Hillsboro

Dec. 12, 2019 7:52 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man died at a hospital Wednesday night after being shot at a MAX light rail station parking lot in suburban Portland. KOIN reports that shots were fired in the parking lot of the Quatama MAX station in Hillsboro and a man was taken to a hospital where...

2nd suspect in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4 arrested

Dec. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of two men who is accused of opening fire inside a crowded bar in Kansas City, Kansas, killing four people and wounding five others, has been captured in Mexico, authorities said Thursday. Authorities have been searching for Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, since the shooting at...

Performers want to be home for Christmas, not just in dreams

Dec. 12, 2019 12:35 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Nebraska theater troupe got scrooged by a bus crash that led to the cancellation of its national tour of “A Christmas Carol.” Now performers are singing a different tune — they just want to be home for Christmas. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan canceled its...

French union warns pension reform strike could hit Christmas

Dec. 12, 2019 12:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Thursday that he was ready to make changes to his plans to overhaul the pension system as a major union warned that nationwide strikes and protests could continue unabated until Christmas. Labor strikes crippled France's train services and Paris metro...

Voting with their feet: French march against pension reforms

Dec. 10, 2019 3:15 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Cranking up the pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, thousands of union activists marched through French cities on Tuesday and airport employees and teachers joined nationwide strikes to demand that the government scrap changes to the national retirement system. As a crippling transportation...

Report: Boston public transit system needs to improve safety

Dec. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That's the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's fiscal and...

Some Lawrence officials say bus service should be free

Dec. 9, 2019 9:57 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some Lawrence leaders say the city should consider eliminating bus fares in the wake of a drop in ridership. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that annual ridership dropped from 3.13 million trips in 2017 to 2.97 million in 2018, or by about 5.3%. Ridership is on pace to drop...

Albuquerque's new rapid service on Route 66 sees 5th crash

Dec. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fifth crash has struck Albuquerque’s new rapid transit system along the city's historic Route 66 just days into operation City officials say the accident took place Sunday across the street from El Vado Motel when a car over-corrected into a left lane and hit the...

3 Albuquerque bus, vehicle collisions during launch week

Dec. 7, 2019 10:59 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials in New Mexico have confirmed no serious injuries were reported after three of Albuquerque's new buses were involved in vehicle collisions within six days of launch. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that the buses are part of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit...

Paris police arrest scores amid strike over pension reform

Dec. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. At least 90 people were...