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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Feb. 26, 2024 07:28 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. February 24, 2024. Editorial: Big criminal justice issues will need big ideas Give Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne credit for finding innovative ways to force the Legislature to take a serious look at Nebraska’s criminal justice system and,...

Man killed in New York City subway car

Feb. 23, 2024 14:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old man was killed in a New York City subway car early Friday morning, police said. The New York Police Department said the man was killed around 5 a.m. as he was riding a southbound D Train that was pulling into the 182-183 Streets station in the Bronx. ...

Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

Feb. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A storm packing strong winds in Sweden tore a roof off of the main train station in Goteborg on Friday, knocking out power and temporarily halting rail traffic in and out of the country's second largest city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. ...

Container ship hits bridge in south China, killing 5 and knocking section of roadway into the water

Feb. 22, 2024 09:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Five people died after a large container ship hit support pillars for a bridge over a river in southern China early on Thursday, sending a section of the roadway and five vehicles crashing down. Three small trucks, a bus and a scooter fell off the bridge south of the...

What's behind Germany's transport strikes that have stranded air, rail and bus travelers?

Feb. 20, 2024 10:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of travelers across Germany found themselves stranded on Tuesday when ground staff walked off the job at seven of the country’s biggest airports. The one-day strike by the Ver.di labor union, which runs until 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, affects several hundred...

Burning insulation causes DC to evacuate Metro station and suspend service on multiple lines

Feb. 15, 2024 14:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An insulator under a rail car caught fire Thursday, forcing the evacuation of an underground Metro station when smoke filled the station. The DC Fire and Emergency Services agency posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that nine people...

Power outages hit Boston transit system during morning rush hour, stranding thousands

Feb. 15, 2024 14:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of commuters were left stranded around Boston Thursday during the morning rush hour, after power outages hit several lines of the beleaguered transit service. To help make up for the morning chaos, fare gates will be open at subway stations on all four...

London's iconic underground map is getting an update, with 6 new names and colors

Feb. 15, 2024 10:32 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — For anyone with even a passing acquaintance with London, the city's Tube map is as iconic as the red buses or the black cabs. But for the past few years, there's been something not quite right about the map originally designed by Harry Beck in 1933 — a collection of...

Buttigieg visits interstate highway bridge in Pacific Northwest slated for seismic replacement

Feb. 13, 2024 18:52 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday toured the century-old Interstate 5 bridge that connects Portland, Oregon, with southwest Washington state, a vital but earthquake-vulnerable structure that's set to be replaced as part of a multibillion-dollar...

3 shooters suspected in NYC subway fight that killed 1 and injured 5, police say

Feb. 13, 2024 17:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police now believe there were three shooters in a deadly fight that started on a rush-hour subway car, but they announced no arrests by Tuesday afternoon in the gunfire a day earlier that left one person dead and five wounded. Shots erupted just...