Transportation and shipping

February 02, 2019 - 1:08 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is negotiating a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy, even as the heavily-indebted South Asian island nation makes arrangements to pay down $5.9 billion in foreign loans this year...
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Elephant seals and their pups occupy Drakes Beach, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif. Tourists unable to visit a popular beach in Northern California that was taken over by a colony of nursing elephant seals during the government shutdown will be able to get an up-close view of the creatures, officials said Friday. Rangers and volunteer docents will lead small groups of visitors starting Saturday to the edge of a parking lot so they can safely see the elephant seals and their newborn pups, said park spokesman John Dell'Osso. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 01, 2019 - 7:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California. During the 35-day government shutdown...
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Jermaine Dupri, left, and Ludacris perform onstage at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest at the State Farm Arena on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)
February 01, 2019 - 5:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Limousine companies are blaming the state of Georgia for leaving them 300 to 400 vehicles short of what's needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and Very Important People this Super Bowl weekend. Amy Patterson, vice president of operations and logistics with Atlanta's...
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A display of the fentanyl and meth that was seized by Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend at the Nogales Port of Entry is shown during a press conference Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Nogales, Ariz. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the deadly synthetic opioid from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 5:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is helping fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load...
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Photographers set up tripods along the shore of Lake Michigan before sunrise, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
January 31, 2019 - 1:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The painfully cold weather holding much of the Midwest in a historic deep freeze sent temperatures plunging to record lows Thursday in several cities as the system marched east. But a dramatic swing of as much as 80 degrees was expected within days. The frigid conditions canceled...
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A bundled-up commuter makes their way through the loop early Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 6:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, cracking train rails, breaking water pipes and straining electrical systems across the Rust Belt with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. The deep freeze closed schools and businesses and canceled flights...
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View of tent structure housing the wrecked limousine owned by Prestige Limousine involved in the Oct. 6, 2018 fatal accident in Schoharie County that killed 20 people, remains in place behind the state police headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Federal safety inspectors are going to court, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, to remove a roadblock in their investigation of a limousine crash that killed 20 people nearly four months ago. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
January 29, 2019 - 5:38 pm
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal investigators will finally be able to examine the stretch limousine in an October crash that killed 20 people, ending an increasingly testy impasse with local prosecutors over who has priority to probe the nation's deadliest transportation disaster in nearly a decade...
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Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab, center, arrives to the Supreme Court, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Saab asked the country’s top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 29, 2019 - 12:00 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked the country's top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro...
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January 29, 2019 - 4:38 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has lowered its profit outlook again after British Airways' parent company IAG last week ruled out a bid for the loss-making budget airline. Norwegian's CEO Bjoern Kjos says the airline "has been through a period with significant...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a worker looks at a charred semitrailer after a wreck with multiple fatalities on Interstate 75, south of Alachua, near Gainesville, Fla. The 35-day partial government shutdown stopped the National Transportation Safety Board from dispatching investigators to 22 accidents that killed 30 people, jeopardizing some perishable evidence, the agency said Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP, File)
January 28, 2019 - 9:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The 35-day partial government shutdown stopped the National Transportation Safety Board from dispatching investigators to 22 accidents that killed 32 people, jeopardizing some perishable evidence, the agency said Monday. The NTSB will start investigations, but with some crashes now...
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