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Train derails near LA site of recent wave of cargo thefts

Jan. 17, 2022 15:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews made railroad repairs in Los Angeles Monday after a train derailed near the location where thieves have been raiding cargo containers, leaving the tracks littered with emptied boxes of packaged good sent by retailers. It wasn't immediately clear if the...

93-mile cross-Vermont trail construction to finish in 2022

Jan. 17, 2022 08:31 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Work on the 93-mile (150-kilometer) Lamoille Valley Rail Trail that will cross Vermont between Swanton and St. Johnsbury will be finished by the end of the year, according to state officials. Joel Perrigo of the Vermont Agency of Transportation told lawmakers...

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square

Jan. 15, 2022 20:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City's streets and trains. ...

Amtrak conductor dies after falling from train, police say

Jan. 15, 2022 16:50 PM EST

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — An Amtrak conductor was killed Saturday after falling from a train at a station in Westerly, police said. The conductor is believed to have fallen off the train as it was leaving the station, WJAR-TV reported. The train was stopped to search for the conductor...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

Teenager arrested in stabbing near Japan entrance exam venue

Jan. 15, 2022 00:43 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Three people, including two students on their way to take university entrance exams, were stabbed Saturday just outside of a test venue, and authorities arrested a 17-year-old student at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, Tokyo police said. The victims — two...

Train derails in India's West Bengal state; 9 dead

Jan. 13, 2022 23:29 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers found four bodies overnight as they cleared the 12 mangled coaches of a train that derailed in India's West Bengal state, raising the death toll to nine, a railroad official said Friday. At least 45 people were injured in the accident on Thursday as the...

Old Florida Keys bridge reopens to pedestrians, bicyclists

Jan. 12, 2022 17:31 PM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A segment of a 110-year-old Florida Keys bridge reopened to pedestrians and bicyclists on Wednesday following a $44 million restoration project. Rehabilitation construction on the oft-photographed 2.2-mile (3.5-km) span of the Old Seven Mile Bridge began in...

Arizona history-Jan. 16-22

Jan. 12, 2022 13:11 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 16 On this date in 1900, the Gila Valley Bank, predecessor of the Valley National Bank, opened its doors in Solomonville. On this date in 1922, Isaac Polhamus, veteran steamboat captain on the Colorado River, rancher and Yuma resident for 66 years, died. ...

Court: Oklahoma rail crossing law violates federal authority

Jan. 12, 2022 09:50 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has found that Oklahoma’s law creating a 10-minute limit on trains blocking city streets violates the federal government’s authority. “Exclusive jurisdiction over transportation by rail carriers and the operation of tracks or...