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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...

Train drivers' walkout brings more misery on UK railways

Jul. 30, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Workers, vacationers and sports fans faced travel disruption in Britain as thousands of train drivers walked off the job Saturday, the latest strike in an increasingly bitter labor dispute on the nation’s railways. About 5,000 drivers staged a 24-hour strike against...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jul. 21, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

The Advocate. July 18, 2022. Editorial: Work it out, somehow, to restore and expand passenger train service When Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast, it devastated all sorts of infrastructure, including coastal highways — and train tracks. Now, a debate...

'The mouth of a bear': Ukrainian refugees sent to Russia

Jul. 20, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

NARVA, Estonia (AP) — For weeks Natalya Zadoyanova had lost contact with her younger brother Dmitriy, who was trapped in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. Russian forces had bombed the orphanage where he worked, and he was huddling with dozens of others in the freezing...

AP PHOTOS: Europe seeks to stay cool in record-breaking heat

Jul. 19, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — From a usually-temperate Britain to Europe's blistering southern nations, people across the continent are trying to stay cool amid sweltering temperatures. In the U.K. — where the country's weather organization issued its first ever “red” warning...

Millions swelter as UK endures its 1st extreme heat warning

Jul. 18, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain stayed home or sought shade Monday during the country’s first-ever extreme heat warning, as the hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moved north, buckling rail lines and forcing two airports to close their runways. ...

Virginia adds 2 new Amtrak round trips to Washington

Jul. 09, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

New round-trip Amtrak routes will start Monday between Washington and two Virginia cities: Norfolk and Roanoke. The additions will bring to eight the number of state-funded round trips from the nation's capital, The Washington Post reported Saturday. “We’re...

France's train traffic disrupted amid strike for higher pay

Jul. 06, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A strike by railway workers demanding higher pay amid cost of living increases interrupted train services in France on Wednesday. National railway company SNCF said about one high-speed train in four was canceled, while regional services such as suburban trains in the...

Tiger Woods looking at British Open as historic occasion

Jul. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

The British Open is scheduled for Royal Liverpool, Royal Troon and Royal Portrush over the next three years. The Old Course at St. Andrews typically is used every five years. That adds to the perspective of Tiger Woods playing this year. When he said Tuesday that...