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Connecticut sets up website for women seeking abortions

Aug. 05, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched a website and telephone hotline on Friday designed to link people seeking abortions with resources in the state. Gov. Ned Lamont, who has touted Connecticut as a haven for women needing reproductive health care after the Supreme Court's...

Surprise Senate vote would overturn Biden environmental rule

Aug. 04, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise victory for Republicans, the Senate on Thursday voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells — an outcome aided by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of...

Taiwan cancels flights as China holds military drills

Aug. 04, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan canceled airline flights Thursday as China fired missiles near the self-ruled island in retaliation for a top American lawmaker’s visit, adding to the risk of disruptions in the flow of Taiwanese-made processor chips needed by global telecom and auto industries. ...

US proposes to increase refund protections for air travelers

Aug. 03, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is proposing to require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule is changed significantly or the airline makes major changes to their itinerary. The proposed rule announced Wednesday would require airlines to...

17 killed, 4 injured in vehicle collision in southern Egypt

Aug. 03, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A vehicle collision in southern Egypt has killed at least 17 people, and left four others injured, authorities said on Wednesday. The crash took place late Tuesday when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a highway in the district of Juhaynah in Sohag...

Kosovo delays measure stirring tensions with minority Serbs

Aug. 01, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's authorities early Monday moved to ease mounting ethnic tensions in the country by delaying a controversial order on vehicle license plates and identity cards that triggered riots by minority Serbs who put up roadblocks, sounded air raid sirens and fired their guns...

Briton leaves Iraq after antiquities conviction quashed

Jul. 31, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A retired British geologist jailed in Iraq for antiquities smuggling has been freed and has left the country, his family said Sunday. Jim Fitton, 66, was sentenced in June to 15 years in an Iraqi prison. A Baghdad appeals court overturned the conviction and last week...

Passenger rail return to Vermont city took vision, decades

Jul. 29, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — After a nearly 70-year absence, a passenger train running from Vermont's revitalized Burlington train station to New York City headed south Friday as part of a nationwide renewal of interest in rail travel. Last November, President Joe Biden, who famously...

New York moving ahead with 'congestion pricing' toll plan

Jul. 27, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is inching toward becoming the first U.S. city to charge motorists an extra fee for entering its most congested areas. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Wednesday a long-delayed environmental assessment should be released by federal regulators...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 27, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. July 26, 2022. Editorial: Transportation tax structure needs jolt The joy of driving past the gas station — every gas station — belongs for now to only about 30,000 Pennsylvanians who own electric vehicles. But they are...