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1 rail union rejects deal, 2 accept ahead of strike deadline

Sep. 14, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of one union rejected a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads Wednesday, while two ratified agreements and three others remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a strike deadline, threatening to intensify snarls in the nation's supply chain...

Off the rails: PSG defends use of flights rather than trains

Sep. 05, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain has defended its use of chartered flights rather than more ecological trains after an executive for France's high-speed rail network called out the club for flying its players on a short-haul to Nantes this past weekend. Alain Krakovitch, the...

52 million tickets sold for ultra-cheap travel in Germany

Aug. 29, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — About 52 million tickets allowing people to use local public transportation across Germany for just nine euros (dollars) per month were sold over the summer, a group representing transit companies said Monday, days before the project ends and amid widespread calls for some kind of...

Organized theft rings target visitors to LA's Griffith Park

Aug. 24, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organized theft rings from Northern California are targeting the vehicles of tourists and other visitors at Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, the sprawling urban wilderness that is home to some of the city’s most famous attractions. Thieves break into vehicles,...

Maya village's water, future threatened by Mexican train

Aug. 22, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

VIDA Y ESPERANZA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s ambitious Maya Train project is supposed to bring development to the Yucatan Peninsula, but along the country’s Caribbean coast it is threatening the Indigenous Maya people it was named for and dividing communities it was meant to help. ...

New museum to preserve Delaware Underground Railroad history

Aug. 14, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

CAMDEN, Del. (AP) — An idea that started more than a decade ago to help preserve centuries of Kent County history is a million steps closer to reality in Camden. The county has received a $500,000 federal grant for a proposed museum at the historic farmhouse at Brecknock Park –...

Tropical Storm Meari hammers Japan with heavy rainfall, wind

Aug. 12, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on Japan's main Honshu island as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned Meari was on course to make landfall by about noon,...

Lawyer: Giuliani won't testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe

Aug. 08, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month...

Easing into vacation aboard the Boston-to-Cape Cod train

Aug. 08, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s buttoned-up South Station doesn’t typically conjure images of fold-up beach chairs, straw hats and rolling Yeti coolers. But on weekend mornings during the summer, that is what you’ll see. Instead of frenzied passengers running to catch...

Germany announces new coronavirus measures for fall, winter

Aug. 03, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday said basic coronavirus requirements would remain in place during the coming fall and winter, when experts expect COVID-19 cases to rise again as people spend more time indoors. Face masks and presenting proof of a negative...