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Light at the end of the tunnel: Grand Central annex opens

Jan. 25, 2023 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, work on a massive rail project has been grinding 15 stories below the shuffling footsteps of millions of New Yorkers and beneath the East Hudson River and Manhattan skyscrapers. After years of delays and massive cost overruns, the enormously expensive...

New England states getting hit by latest winter storm

Jan. 23, 2023 16:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some of the New England states were getting hit with a winter storm Monday that was snarling roads, knocking down electric wires and keeping some children home from school. A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service is due to expire Monday...

Florida-bound Amtrak train delayed for almost a day

Jan. 11, 2023 17:09 PM EST

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida-bound Amtrak passenger train that started in Virginia was delayed for almost a day by the derailment of a freight train and a crew change, stranding hundreds of passengers in rural South Carolina for hours with few options. The trip on the southbound...

Oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor marks 105th birthday

Jan. 11, 2023 16:48 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Flag-waving admirers lined the sidewalk outside the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Wednesday to greet the oldest living survivor of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor as he marked his upcoming 105th birthday. “It feels great,” Joseph Eskenazi...

Vos wants 'significantly' more than $3 billion in tax cuts

Dec. 09, 2022 15:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Friday he wants to cut taxes by “significantly” more than $3.4 billion in the next state budget, while remaining coy about how he wants to address major issues such as funding for schools and local governments. Vos,...