Transportation and shipping

Passengers wait for news during travel disruption on the East Coast mainline at Peterborough Station, Peterborough, England, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. London and large chunk of the U.K. were hit with a power cut Friday afternoon that disrupted train travel and snarled rush-hour traffic. U.K. Power Networks, which owns and maintains electricity cables in London and southern England, said a network failure at power supplier National Grid was affecting its customers. (Martin Keene/PA via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 4:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — A power cut disrupted rail travel and snarled rush-hour traffic across large chunks of Britain, including London, on Friday, leaving passengers stuck on trains or unable to get home for the weekend. Power supplier National Grid said two generators failed at the same time around 5 p.m...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam waits for questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Lam said her priority is to “stop the violence” rather than make political concessions as the city’s 2-month-long protest movement continued with a demonstration at the airport. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 09, 2019 - 9:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Friday her priority is to "stop the violence" rather than make political concessions as the city's 2-month-long protest movement pressed on with a demonstration at the airport. Lam said traffic disruptions and confrontations between police and...
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A Taiwanese woman makes her way against powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Lekima in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
August 09, 2019 - 2:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province Friday ahead of a strong typhoon carrying heavy rain and winds and expected to send an intense storm surge up the mighty Yangzte River. Heavy rain was expected in Zhejiang, Shanghai and nearby provinces on Friday...
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This young woman cries while standing outside the Koch Foods Inc., plant as U.S. immigration officials raid the plant in Morton, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 08, 2019 - 7:28 pm
MORTON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents rallied around terrified children left with no parents and migrants locked themselves in their homes for fear of being arrested Thursday, a day after the United States' largest immigration raid in a decade. A total of 680 people were arrested in Wednesday'...
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August 08, 2019 - 10:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic grew by a "solid" 5% in June compared with the same month last year, despite the impact of U.S.-China trade tensions. The airline industry group said Thursday that June also saw a record load factor, a gauge of the...
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A man is taken into custody at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, Miss., on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 07, 2019 - 8:13 pm
MORTON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump visited El Paso,...
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FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Airport in London. British Airways said Wednesday Aug. 7, 2019, it has canceled some dozens of flights from London airports after its check-in systems were hit by a computer glitch.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 07, 2019 - 12:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled more than 100 flights to and from London airports and delayed many others Wednesday after its check-in systems were hit by computer problems, stranding about 20,000 passengers. The airline said Wednesday afternoon that it had resolved a "temporary systems...
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August 06, 2019 - 9:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Belfast-based consultancy BDO Northern Ireland Partners says it will oversee the administration of the shipyard that built the Titanic after the firm ran out of money. Harland and Wolff appointed BDO as administrators after its Norwegian parent company, Dolphin Drilling, failed to...
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August 05, 2019 - 8:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Harland and Wolff, the Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic, is facing administration. The shipyard is facing bankruptcy after its Norwegian parent company Dolphin Drilling failed to find a buyer. The shipyard was famed for constructing the doomed Titanic, which sank on its maiden...
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Protesters hold umbrellas and placards that read: "Anti-extradition bill" and "Go on strike" at Tamar Park, near the Central Government buildings in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam maintained that she has no plans to resign in the face of a turbulent pro-democracy movement that held a general strike Monday leading to more than 100 flight cancellations and major traffic disruptions. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 05, 2019 - 6:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6 p.m. An official says Hong Kong's police are fully supported by the government and there is no need to deploy China's military to cope with increasingly violent anti-government protests. Senior Superintendent Kong Wing-...
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