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Bodies found at site of China rockslide with 17 missing

Aug. 18, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Teams have begun recovering bodies at a railway repair site in southwestern China where 17 workers were buried by rocks. The official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that four bodies had been retrieved from the section of the Chengu-Kunming railway in Sichuan province's Ganluo county where...

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

Aug. 17, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and buses returned about 300 stranded tourists to the park entrance safely. The tourists became stranded Friday after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to...

The Latest: Denali National Park plans to fully reopen road

Aug. 17, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on transportation problems in Alaska's Denali National Park (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The road that goes through Denali National Park and Preserve will be fully open at 5 a.m. Sunday. The park's superintendent says in a statement that crews spent Saturday...

New Mexico oil production improvements cause economic boom

Aug. 17, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An economic boom in southeast New Mexico has been attributed to skyrocketing oil production. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that New Mexico's revenue exceeded projected levels allowing lawmakers to authorize a $663-million spending increase for the budget year that started in...

Vermont city ponders train storage ahead of Amtrak arrival

Aug. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With Amtrak passenger trains slated to start rolling into Vermont's largest city in as soon as two years, officials are looking for a parking spot. A study commissioned by the Chittenden County Regional Planning that was released earlier this summer puts Burlington's Union Station at...

Runway at Huron County airport in line for $1M repaving

Aug. 17, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

BAD AXE, Mich. (AP) — A runway at Michigan's Huron County Memorial Airport is in line for a roughly $1 million repaving project next year. The Huron Daily Tribune reports the work involves a roughly 5,000-foot (1,500-meter) runway at the Bad Axe-area airport, which is located about 100 miles (161...

Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

Aug. 17, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported. Haberturk television said Saturday's...

Uruguayan military ship makes stop in Connecticut

Aug. 17, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A military ship from Uruguay is making a stop in Connecticut and will be open for free public tours this weekend. The Capitan Miranda is scheduled to be at the New London Pier and will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The 210-foot,...

Lawmakers urge restrictions on Postal Service consolidations

Aug. 16, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Members of the state's congressional delegation are citing deficiencies in mail service to southern Arizona as they ask that the U.S. Postal Service be required to carefully study any consolidation of its operations. A joint letter by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally and seven...

China flexes muscle near Hong Kong amid more weekend rallies

Aug. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Members of China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what some interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous territory. The sound of marching boots...