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NYPD officers, bystander save man who fell on subway tracks

Nov. 26, 2022 16:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers and a bystander raced to save a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station, plucking him out of the way of an oncoming train in a daring rescue captured by an officer’s body camera. The incident happened around 4...

A rail strike looms and impact on US economy could be broad

Nov. 22, 2022 16:31 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month. One of the biggest rail unions rejected its deal Monday, joining three others that have failed to approve contracts over concerns about demanding schedules...

Officer acquitted in man's shooting at Chicago train station

Nov. 22, 2022 15:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer was found not guilty Tuesday in the February 2020 shooting and wounding of an unarmed man during a struggle at a downtown commuter train station. Cook County Judge Joseph Claps acquitted Melvina Bogard, 33, of aggravated battery and...

Consumers could pay price if railroads, unions can't agree

Nov. 21, 2022 18:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Consumers could see higher gas prices and shortages of some of their favorite groceries during the winter holiday season if railroads and all of their unions can't agree on new contracts by an early-December deadline that had already been pushed back. The...

Russian strikes force Ukraine to face hours-long power cuts

Nov. 18, 2022 15:49 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's electricity grid chief warned of hours-long power outages Friday as Russia zeroed in on Ukraine's energy infrastructure with heavy artillery and missile attacks that have interrupted supplies to as much as 40% of the country's people at the onset of winter. ...

'War not an excuse:' Ukraine rail boss keeps trains running

Nov. 16, 2022 07:02 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The orders came from on high, from Ukraine's president and one of his ministers: Get trains running again to the latest city newly retaken by our troops. “So literally: tanks, then trains,” said Ukrainian rail network boss Oleksandr Kamyshin, recalling the...

Potential railroad strike delayed until early December

Nov. 09, 2022 13:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The possibility of an economically devastating railroad strike has been pushed back into early December to allow time for engineers and conductors to vote on their agreements with the freight railroads and give more opportunity for the industry to renegotiate with two unions...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 08, 2022 14:03 PM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. November 4, 2022. Editorial: Hydrogen hub holds promise of bright future The development of hydrogen as a widespread energy source is still in its infancy, but opportunities to get in on the ground floor shouldn’t be ignored. ...

Rail union approves deal offering hope of avoiding strike

Nov. 05, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another one of the 12 railroad unions narrowly approved its deal with the major freight railroads Saturday, offering some hope that the contract dispute might be resolved without a strike even though two other unions rejected their agreements last month. Now that...

$2.2M will go toward railroad crossing improvements

Nov. 04, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than $2.2 million in grant funding will go toward improving railroad crossings in 11 counties, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The projects include upgrading crossing signals and lights, new pavement on approaches and in some cases replacing approaches...