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'Torment of hell': Ukraine medic describes Russian torture

Sep. 15, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A volunteer Ukrainian medic held captive three months by Russian forces in Ukraine's besieged port city of Mariupol told U.S. lawmakers Thursday of cradling and comforting fellow prisoners as they died of torture and inadequately treated wounds. Ukrainian Yuliia...

Buttigieg awards grant to tear down divisive Detroit highway

Sep. 15, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-delayed plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially...

1 rail union rejects deal, 2 accept ahead of strike deadline

Sep. 14, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of one union rejected a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads Wednesday, while two ratified agreements and three others remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a strike deadline, threatening to intensify snarls in the nation's supply chain...

EXPLAINER: Rail strike would impact consumers, businesses

Sep. 14, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

Commuters, food producers, refineries and others could all be affected if there is a nationwide rail strike at the end of this week. Members of one union rejected a tentative agreement that their leaders had negotiated with the biggest freight railroads, and three other unions were...

King Charles III proclaimed Papua New Guinea head of state

Sep. 13, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The leaders of Papua New Guinea held a ceremony Tuesday to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II and proclaim King Charles III as the country’s new head of state. Governor-General Bob Dadae and Prime Minister James Marape were joined by...

New Massachusetts driver's license law faces repeal effort

Sep. 12, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters will get the chance to decide whether the state should reject a new law allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses. The secretary of the commonwealth’s office announced late Friday that it had certified the...

Unions blast rail move to delay shipments before deadline

Sep. 11, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The heads of the nation's two largest rail unions said Sunday that the freight railroads' move to begin delaying some shipments ahead of this week's looming strike deadline is only an attempt to get shippers to increase the pressure on Congress to intervene and block a work...

Advocates make push for Montreal-to-Boston passenger rail

Sep. 10, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Rail advocates are dusting off a proposal for passenger train service between Montreal and Boston, riding a renewed interest in train travel to bolster a concept that has been around for more than a decade. “It’s not a hard sell at all. A lot of people...

2 House chairs seek probe into airlines' use of federal aid

Sep. 09, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

Two leading House Democrats are asking for a federal investigation into whether airlines used any of the $54 billion they received in government pandemic relief to pay employees to quit. The lawmakers said Friday that buyouts to employees made a pilot shortage worse and contributed...

As deadline looms, railroads say strike would cost $2B a day

Sep. 08, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major freight railroads, in a bid to apply pressure on unions and Congress, say a strike that could come after a key deadline passes next week would cost the economy more than $2 billion a day and disrupt deliveries of all kinds of goods and passenger traffic nationwide. ...