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Judge: Michigan must count ballots that arrive post-election

Sep. 18, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later. The decision is significant in a state that is anticipating waves of absentee ballots...

Probe: Train operator involved in derailment was impaired

Sep. 16, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

CAREY, Ohio (AP) — The operator of a freight train was impaired by alcohol when he blew through a stop signal and collided with another train, causing 25 cars to derail, federal investigators said. The CSX train's engineer had a blood-alcohol level that was nearly triple the 0.04 percent limit set by...

FILE - This photo from Friday July 31, 2020, shows toll signage as motorists travel along the New Jersey Turnpike in Carneys Point, N.J. The first part of a one-two punch for New Jersey drivers takes effect Sunday with hikes on the state's two major toll roads. The state turnpike authority approved the increases in May over objections of residents who criticized the timing during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Double whammy for New Jersey drivers begins with toll hikes

Sep. 13, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first part of a one-two punch for New Jersey drivers takes effect Sunday with hikes on the state’s two major toll roads. The state approved the increases in May over objections of residents who criticized the timing during the coronavirus pandemic. Tolls will rise 36% on...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020 file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. Airline workers are making a last-ditch push for $25 billion in federal money to avoid furloughs for six more months. But critics including some lawmakers say the airlines need to shrink because fewer people are traveling.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Airlines, unions running out of time to get more federal aid

Sep. 10, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

A couple hundred flight attendants and pilots rallied this week on Capitol Hill and tweeted at lawmakers, asking them for $25 billion in additional federal funds to prevent airline furloughs next month. More than half of Congress is on record as supporting the request by airlines and their unions, and President...

FILE0 In this March 12, 2020 file photo, a commuter wears a mask while riding the subway in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Commuters who refuse to wear a mask on New York City subways, trains and buses could face a $50 fine starting Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Subway, bus riders face $50 fine for refusing to wear a mask

Sep. 10, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Commuters who refuse to wear a mask on New York City subways, trains and buses could face a $50 fine starting Monday. The agency that runs one of the world's busiest transit systems, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, can issue fines once the agency files emergency regulations...

Pilots' union says it has a no-furloughs deal with United

Sep. 9, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The pilots’ union at United Airlines said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with the carrier to prevent the furlough of nearly 3,000 pilots when a federal prohibition on job cuts ends Oct. 1. The Air Line Pilots Association notified members about the deal, which would need to be...

Trump, Biden surrogates bring campaign messages to Minnesota

Sep. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is getting extra attention from the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden this week. Donald Trump Jr. will lead a “Make America Great Again” rally at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Wednesday night. Jill Biden was set to visit an...

FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, cars and trucks travel on Interstate 5 near Olympia, Wash. A new study says that safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes

Sep. 3, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group supported by auto insurers, also found that...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 2, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Sept. 1 The Herald-Dispatch on the West Virginia Public Port Authority: It’s not often that a government agency is singled out for termination because it failed to live up to its intent, but that has happened to the West Virginia Public Port Authority....

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 file photo, Managing partner of Funny Cide, Jack Knowlton, left, accepts the award for Three-Year-Old Male from actor and horse owner Joe Pesci at the Eclipse Awards in Hollywood, Fla. The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. Tiz the Law is 4-0 this year, winning by a combined 16 1/2 lengths. The colt is expected to be installed as the biggest Derby favorite in years when post positions are drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Get on the school bus: Tiz the Law looms as Derby favorite

Aug. 31, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. Tiz the Law is 4-0 this year, winning by a combined 16 1/2 lengths. The colt is expected to be installed as the...