Transportation and shipping

Storage tanks are seen at the North Jiddah bulk plant, an Aramco oil facility, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The weekend drone attack in Buqyaq on one of the world's largest crude oil processing plants that dramatically cut into global oil supplies is the most visible sign yet of how Aramco's stability and security is directly linked to that of its owner -- the Saudi government and its ruling family. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Associated Press
September 16, 2019 - 6:34 pm
Global energy prices spiked more than 14% Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record. It was an increase on par with the 1991 Gulf War and analysts said heightened tensions in the Middle East could keep prices elevated...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao addresses the media before the NASCAR series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. The House Oversight Committee says it is investigating whether Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family’s shipping company. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
September 16, 2019 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee said Monday it is investigating whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family's shipping company. Two Democratic leaders sent Chao a letter asking her to turn over documents and communications related...
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A man stands in front of the closed gate of the Republique square metro station, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Paris metro warns over major strike, transport chaos Friday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 13, 2019 - 6:58 am
PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport in more than a decade disrupted tourists' plans Friday and forced commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office. Unions are protesting against plans for a sweeping pension reform by French President Emmanuel...
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In this June 26, 2019 photo Frontier Airlines jetliners sit at gates on the A concourse at Denver International Airport in Denver. A new report says U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency. The International Council on Clean Transportation said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel burning rose 7% from 2016 to 2018, overshadowing a 3% gain in fuel efficiency. The report ranked Frontier the most efficient among the 11 largest U.S. airlines. The Denver-based carrier has added more than 40 Airbus jets with more efficient engines. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 12, 2019 - 6:33 pm
U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group's report. The International Council on Clean Transportation said Thursday that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel burning rose 7% from 2016...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally for Planned Parenthood at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Abortion advocates say Texas' capital of Austin has become the first city in the nation to provide funding toward logistical services for abortion access. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Associated Press
September 12, 2019 - 5:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion advocates said Thursday that Texas' capital of Austin has become the first city in the nation to provide funding toward logistical services for abortion access. The move comes as several states passed sweeping abortion bans this year, and after Planned Parenthood...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 French Government's spokesperson Sibeth Ndiaye leaves the cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. As Parisians are getting prepared to metro chaos due to a major strike Friday, Sibeth Ndiaye said she will have a thought for struggling passengers from her chauffeur-driven official car. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
September 12, 2019 - 7:31 am
PARIS (AP) — Sympathy can only take you so far. That's what the French government spokeswoman is finding out after she said she would sympathize with Paris commuters facing a metro strike on Friday — from the comfort of her chauffeur-driven official car. Sibeth NDiaye told BFM TV she's going to use...
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Stuff animals, story books and small chairs fill the Juvenile waiting area at the Migrant Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facilities in Laredo, Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The facility is schedule to open for hearings for immigrants seeking asylum on Monday, September 16, 2019. (Ricardo Santos/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 7:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Outside observers will not be allowed without permission inside tent courts in South Texas where the Trump administration is processing thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The first hearings under the so-called "Remain in Mexico" program...
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Beza Alemu, left, from Ethiopia, along with other demonstrators, holds pictures of his brother Mulusew Alemu, who died in the plane crash, during a vigil on the six-month anniversary of the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, killing 157 people, in Ethiopia on March 10, which has resulted in the grounding hundreds of the planes worldwide, outside of the Department of Transportation, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 10, 2019 - 8:42 pm
Families of the passengers who died in one of the Boeing 737 Max crashes lobbied Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday to slow what they consider a rush to let the plane fly again. Two of the relatives who took part in the two-hour meeting in Washington said Chao promised that the...
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This Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 photo provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows a boat lock on the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River that connects Oregon and Washington at Cascade Locks., Ore. A critical lock has shut down for repairs, meaning barges that shuttle millions of tons of wheat, wood and other inland goods to the Pacific Ocean for transport to Asia can't move. An official said Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 that a crack in the Bonneville Dam lock's concrete sill was discovered late last week. It's not clear when repairs will be complete. (Megan Innes/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 2:43 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Pacific Northwest's Columbia River has shut down for repairs because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of tons of wheat, wood and other goods from the inland Pacific Northwest to the...
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People are shown on Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach as the Golden Ray cargo ship is capsized in the background, off the Georgia coast, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Terry Dickson)
September 09, 2019 - 12:20 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard says it's developing a plan to extract four South Korean crew members trapped inside a cargo ship turned on its side off the coast of Georgia. Coast Guard...
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