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COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Train crash on Danish bridge kills 6, injures 16

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Jan 02, 2019—A Danish passenger train apparently hit falling cargo from a passing freight train Wednesday, an accident that killed six people and injured 16 others as it crossed a bridge linking the country’s islands, authorities said. The accident was the worst in Denmark in more than 30 years. The rail operator, Danish … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Train crash on Danish bridge kills 6, injures 16

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | Nuro, Kroger bringing unmanned delivery to customers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Nuro and grocery chain Kroger are teaming up to bring unmanned delivery service to customers. The companies said Tuesday that Nuro’s unmanned vehicle, the R1, will be added to a fleet of autonomous Prius vehicles that have run self-driving grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, Arizona with vehicle operators since August. The R1 can … Continue reading SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | Nuro, Kroger bringing unmanned delivery to customers

LONDON | UK teen jailed for 3 years for bomb hoaxes

LONDON  — A British teenager has been jailed for three years after his bogus bomb threats led to school evacuations and an airport security incident. George Duke-Cohan, 19, touched off panic in March 2018 when he emailed thousands of schools, warning about an explosive. The National Crime Agency says more than 400 schools were evacuated. … Continue reading LONDON | UK teen jailed for 3 years for bomb hoaxes

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled 41 degrees to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks. When flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer got to row 14, she saw a woman still … Continue reading Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

PARIS | France frees Ryanair jet after tarmac standoff over subsidy

PARIS— Ryanair paid 525,000 euros ($610,000) in subsidies back to French authorities on Friday in order to end a tarmac standoff that forced 149 passengers to disembark from an impounded plane. The French civil aviation authority said it had seized the plane at the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a “last resort,” after France had repeatedly tried … Continue reading PARIS | France frees Ryanair jet after tarmac standoff over subsidy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana | Jet overshoots runway in Guyana, several injured

GEORGETOWN, Guyana— A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana’s main international airport early Friday, injuring several people. Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the plane, which was on its way to Toronto, reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and returned after less than … Continue reading GEORGETOWN, Guyana | Jet overshoots runway in Guyana, several injured

PARIS | France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

PARIS— French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline. The French civil aviation authority announced Friday it had impounded the plane on the tarmac of the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a “last resort.” Ryanair did not publicly comment on the seizure. … Continue reading PARIS | France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

COMPIEGNE, France | Hitler in war, Merkel in peace: A train car for history

COMPIEGNE, France — Adolf Hitler went in wartime for revenge. Angela Merkel plans a pilgrimage in the name of peace. Two German chancellors, with opposite aims and the same destination: a train car in a French forest. Hitler literally tried to rewrite history in 1940 when the Nazi leader commanded the dining coach to serve … Continue reading COMPIEGNE, France | Hitler in war, Merkel in peace: A train car for history

BERLIN | Train hits construction vehicle in Germany, no one injured

BERLIN — Police say a night train traveling from Berlin to Zurich has collided with a small construction vehicle in southwestern Germany. No one was hurt. Federal police said the accident happened south of Freiburg about 7 a.m. Sunday. The train, operated by Austria’s OeBB, ran into the smaller vehicle at about 80 kph (50 … Continue reading BERLIN | Train hits construction vehicle in Germany, no one injured

NEW YORK  | Southwest 3Q profit rises on more passengers, flights

NEW YORK  — Southwest Airlines is reporting profits rose more than 16 percent during the third quarter as it booked more passengers on more flights. The company earned $615 million, or $1.08 per share, beating estimates by 2 cents, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Revenue rose 5.1 percent to $5.58 billion, also … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Southwest 3Q profit rises on more passengers, flights

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Twenty-two people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan’s newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

MOSCOW, Pa. | Bus crashes on Pennsylvania interstate, killing 1

MOSCOW, Pa.  — A passenger bus has crashed on a Pennsylvania interstate, killing a woman and injuring an unknown number of passengers. The bus crashed around 9 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 380 in Covington Township, Lackawanna County. News video and photos showed the bus leaning to its right side along the tree line. Rescue workers … Continue reading MOSCOW, Pa. | Bus crashes on Pennsylvania interstate, killing 1

BERLIN | German bus crashes on Swiss highway, several injured

BERLIN  — Swiss police say a German bus has crashed into a metal road sign on a highway in southern Switzerland, leaving several passengers seriously injured. Ticino canton (state) police said the bus was heading south with about 40 people on board at the time of the accident Sunday morning at Sigirino, on the A2 … Continue reading BERLIN | German bus crashes on Swiss highway, several injured

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. | Hundreds attend vigil to honor 20 victims of limousine crash

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — A ceremony for the victims of the limousine crash that killed 20 people has ended with participants lifting candles above their heads to signal unity and perseverance. Over 1,000 people jammed a riverside park in Amsterdam, New York, for Monday night’s vigil. Some victims lived in the small city. Some relatives of … Continue reading AMSTERDAM, N.Y. | Hundreds attend vigil to honor 20 victims of limousine crash

LATHAM, N.Y. | The Latest: Over 1,000 honor limo crash victims at vigil

LATHAM, N.Y.  — The Latest on a limousine crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Over 1,000 people have jammed a riverside park to honor the victims of a limo crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York. Some relatives of the dead shed tears as local … Continue reading LATHAM, N.Y. | The Latest: Over 1,000 honor limo crash victims at vigil

TOKYO | Typhoon-damaged airport in Japan to partly reopen Friday

TOKYO — A major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon is expected to partially reopen Friday after officials promised round-the-clock work to repair damage and make the travel hub ready for passengers. Domestic flights at Kansai International Airport were expected to resume Friday and international flights later. The indefinite closure of the western airport that … Continue reading TOKYO | Typhoon-damaged airport in Japan to partly reopen Friday

NEW YORK | Uber rolls out safety features for drivers, passengers

NEW YORK — Uber is aiming to boost driver and passenger safety in an effort to rebuild trust in the brand. The ride-hailing company has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a hands-free feature … Continue reading NEW YORK | Uber rolls out safety features for drivers, passengers

THOREAU, N.M. | Police report fatalities in New Mexico bus crash

THOREAU, N.M. — Multiple people were killed and others were seriously injured Thursday in a crash involving a commercial passenger bus and a semi-truck along Interstate 40 in New Mexico, near the Arizona border, authorities said. Officers and rescue workers were on scene but did not provide details about how many people were killed or … Continue reading THOREAU, N.M. | Police report fatalities in New Mexico bus crash

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s $2.2 billion ‘Grand Central’ terminal open

SAN FRANCISCO — Spanning three city blocks, San Francisco’s $2 billion transit terminal is open after nearly a decade under construction. Coined the “Grand Central of the West,” the new Salesforce Transit Center near the heart of downtown is expected to accommodate 100,000 passengers each weekday, and up to 45 million people a year. It … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s $2.2 billion ‘Grand Central’ terminal open

The Latest: Trump urges New York Times publisher to be fair

WASHINGTON/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:15 a.m. President Donald Trump says A.G. Sulzberger’s ascension as publisher of The New York Times gives the newspaper a “last chance” to fulfill its founder’s vision of impartiality. Trump regularly refers to the “failing New York Times” but often grants it exclusive … Continue reading The Latest: Trump urges New York Times publisher to be fair

The Latest: NTSB: Derailed train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone

DUPONT, Wash. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state (all times local): 11:52 p.m. Federal investigators  say the Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone. Bella Dinh-Zarr, an NTSB board member, said at a Monday night news … Continue reading The Latest: NTSB: Derailed train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone

Airlines inch back to normalcy after airport blackout

ATLANTA /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The nation’s air-travel system struggled to get back on schedule and re-book stranded passengers Monday after a fire and blackout at the world’s busiest airport forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of the Christmas rush. Travelers sat on the floor, slumped in chairs or … Continue reading Airlines inch back to normalcy after airport blackout

United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000

DALLAS/April 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. United is also vowing … Continue reading United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000