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Quake shakes NW Japan, causes 21 injuries and minor damage

Jun. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed. Store floors were littered with goods that fell off shelves, and roofs of homes showed bare spots where tiles had shaken...

New York's High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

Jun. 9, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the High Line park opened in New York City, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg predicted the transformation of the abandoned, elevated freight line into an artsy public promenade would be "an extraordinary gift to our city's future." A decade later, there's no question the High Line has been...

AP Photos: In the loop: Tokyo seen from commuter train line

Jun. 8, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Want a glimpse of daily life in downtown Tokyo? Take a ride on the Yamanote loop line. For most Tokyoites, the line is an incredibly punctual and efficient transportation system for commuting. For tourists, it offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in many of the city's...

Mount Washington is setting for observatory-railway storm

Jun. 5, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mount Washington, home to some of the world's worst weather, is the setting for a brewing storm between its summit weather observatory and a tourist railway over passenger fees and 19th century property rights. The Mount Washington Observatory atop the Northeast's highest peak sued the...

Scandinavian Airlines stops duty free sales to cut emissions

Jun. 4, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Faced with growing consumer concern about the climate impact of flying, Scandinavian Airlines said Tuesday it will stop selling duty-free goods on planes to reduce weight and save fuel as part of a wider range of measures to cut emissions. While it's unclear how big an impact the...

New York startup to pilot Indianapolis-Chicago bus service

May. 31, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A New York City-based startup will soon be testing a daily bus service between Indianapolis and Chicago that could replace an Amtrak train service destined to end at the end of June. OurBus will offer the round-trip bus service from July 1 through Labor Day, the Indianapolis Business...

Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

May. 23, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of Latin America. Cuba's Ministry of Transportation took possession...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

May. 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: HIGH-SPEED RAIL WORTHY OF DREAMING The Altoona Mirror, May 22 It's impossible to predict whether a fully functional system of high-speed passenger rail service ever will come to this part of Pennsylvania. However, for the Keystone State as a whole and other states in close...

Durand bar owner uncovers 134-year-old circus poster

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DURAND, Wis. (AP) — All Ron Berger wanted was to install a door between two buildings. Instead, much to his astonishment, he opened a window into the early history of Durand on Labor Day weekend 2015 when he cut a hole in the wall separating the family business from the property next door to accommodate an...

The Latest: Chinese rail workers hailed at anniversary event

May. 9, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on events marking the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Descendants of Chinese laborers who worked on America's Transcontinental Railroad are helping commemorate the 150th anniversary of the railroad's completion. Members of the...