Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

U.S. 11/27/19, 11:59

A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The storm, which ...

2 killed when semitrailers explode on I-94 in Wisconsin

U.S. 06/19/19, 18:27

Two semitrailers exploded into flames Wednesday on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, killing both drivers and setting other vehicles on fire, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said one trailer was southbound on Interstate 94 around 11 a.m. when it ...

New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

U.S. 06/14/19, 16:20

The National Park Service has completed a project to relieve an Alaska traffic jam.A new elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve has replaced a river-level bridge that was often closed to human ...

Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down ‘Bridgegate’ appeal

U.S. 05/16/19, 09:00

The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion."Further review ...

Update: 4 dead in fiery pileup on I-70 near Denver

U.S. 04/26/19, 11:12

The Latest on fatal pileup on Interstate 70 near Denver (all times local):10:10 a.m.Colorado officials say four people have died after a semi-truck hauling lumber plowed into vehicles on Interstate 70, causing a fire so intense that it melted the ...

With hurricanes, wildfires, evacuation orders fall short

U.S. 04/25/19, 05:13

With Hurricane Michael strengthening as it took aim at Florida's Panhandle, Mark Bowen and his employees watched the live footage through tears.They weren't looking at increasingly dire storm forecasts last October. They were watching cameras trained on rural Bay County's ...

Ex-Christie aide gets 13-month sentence in bridge scandal

U.S. 04/24/19, 16:20

A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.Bridget Kelly, dabbing her eyes with a tissue at points ...

Update: Ex-Christie aide gets 13 months in bridge ploy

U.S. 04/24/19, 15:17

The latest on the resentencing of a former aide to ex-Gov. Chris Christie convicted for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff was resentenced ...

London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

Europe 04/18/19, 09:43

Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn't step up action against climate change.Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge ...

Extinction Rebellion: Environmental protests halt traffic

Europe 04/15/19, 06:35

Environmental protesters have briefly blocked Waterloo Bridge in London and cut off access to other landmarks as they try to bring the city to a standstill.The group Extinction Rebellion is trying to block five central London locations Monday to demand ...

German taxi drivers protest against liberalization plan

Europe 04/10/19, 08:51

Taxi drivers have snarled traffic in Berlin and other German cities in a slow-driving protest against government plans to liberalize the market.Taxis in Berlin converged on the capital's famous Brandenburg Gate, filling up the wide boulevard that leads west from ...

Police standoff on an Atlanta-area freeway halts traffic

U.S. 03/29/19, 11:21

A freeway standoff with an armed man brought traffic on an Atlanta-area freeway to a standstill Friday until he was apparently taken into custody. Video from a TV news helicopter showed police pulling the man from a car, apparently ending the ...

Greek police use safe driving to stop migrant-smuggling

Europe 03/27/19, 03:12

Police in northern Greece have adopted a new tactic for disrupting gangs that smuggle people into the country from across the land border with Turkey, an increasingly popular route: stopping drivers who work for the gangs and charging them with ...

US shuts interior checkpoints to focus on Mexico border

U.S. 03/26/19, 23:33

U.S. immigration authorities have temporarily closed highway checkpoints in New Mexico and much of West Texas, as they reassign agents and use the outposts to help process the growing numbers of Central Americans arriving at the Mexican border. The checkpoints, located ...

Indonesia’s first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Asia & Pacific 03/24/19, 00:13

Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.Minutes after inaugurating the 16-kilometer (10-mile) transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown, President Joko Widodo presided over ...

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