Transportation and shipping

In this Jan. 11, 2018, photo, riders wait to board as others depart a Metro train in the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station in Washington. Washington's Metro system has become internationally synonymous with delays, breakdowns and smoke-filled tunnels. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 16, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate. Metro's problems are familiar to subway riders in New York and other big cities: smoke-filled tunnels, technical...
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January 16, 2018 - 9:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the operators of New York's Kennedy Airport after winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays this month. Schumer wrote a letter Monday to the federal...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, prior to their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Al Thani's visit comes as the United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations promptly denied by a Doha official. (Yasin Bulbul /Pool Photo via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 10:39 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates claimed Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar. The claims Monday could further escalate tensions between Qatar and the four Arab nations...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Virgin Trains will once again sell the Daily Mail newspaper after complaints about its decision to stop offering passengers the popular tabloid. Richard Branson said Monday he only learned of the decision not to sell the Daily Mail after it became a media issue last week. He says the...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Capt. John Pepper, Fresno Fire Department, and Rescue Squad Leader RTF-5 searches homes off East Valley Road in Montecito, Calif. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 7:53 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and authorities announced another body had been found, increasing the death toll to 20. The body of 30-year-old Pinit...
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January 14, 2018 - 5:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit auto show (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the auto and tech industries need to allay public fears of self-driving vehicles. During a speech at the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit,...
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A Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines after skidding off the runway downhill towards the sea at the airport in Trabzon, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe early Sunday. The cause of the accident was not yet known. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 4:14 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the Black Sea. Some of the 168 people on board the Boeing 737-800 described it as a "miracle" that everyone was evacuated...
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January 14, 2018 - 11:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday it destroyed an attack tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip, through Israel and into Egypt, and that ran past Israeli military posts as well as gas and fuel pipelines. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan...
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Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk together for their meeting at the President's palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Liusjenas Kulbis)
January 13, 2018 - 3:33 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Saturday his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said after...
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FILE--In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, the air traffic control tower is in sight as a plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. An Aeromexico passenger jet was ordered to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, as it descended toward a runway occupied by another commercial jet, the third close call at the busy airport in six months. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
January 11, 2018 - 8:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Aeromexico passenger jet was ordered to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport as it descended toward a runway occupied by another commercial jet, the third close call at the busy airport in six months, officials said Thursday. Aeromexico Flight 668 from...
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