Transportation and shipping

January 09, 2019 - 2:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at three German airports to stage a strike Thursday amid ongoing pay negotiations. The ver.di union said Wednesday that it's urging workers to join a one-day walkout that is likely to cause disruptions for airline passengers. The...
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January 08, 2019 - 1:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — London's Heathrow Airport suspended flight departures as a precaution Tuesday after a reported drone sighting that came just three weeks after a rash of drone sightings shut London's Gatwick Airport. The suspension of takeoffs from Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports, was...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The partial government shutdown is starting to effect air travelers. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 08, 2019 - 10:34 am
DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren't even on the job. A...
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In this photo released by the Immigration Bureau, Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, foreground walks by Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, right, before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia has sent out desperate pleas for help over social media. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late Saturday after her passport was taken away when she arrived on a flight from Kuwait. (Immigration police via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 3:04 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family over alleged abuse and barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room in a desperate bid for asylum will be allowed to stay in Thailand while her case is evaluated by the U.N. refugee agency, immigration authorities said Monday...
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This undated photo provided by the New York City Fire Department shows firefighter Steven H. Pollard. A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from an overpass and died at a hospital. In statement on the Fire Department's Facebook page Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as Pollard. (New York City Fire Department via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 2:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter fell to his death late Sunday when he slipped through a narrow gap between lanes of a newly built bridge while trying to reach the victims of a car crash. Steven Pollard, a 30-year-old firefighter who had followed his father and brother into the FDNY just...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, photo, a woman and children play near an art installation at a shopping mall in Beijing. A U.S. delegation led by deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish arrived in the Chinese capital ahead of trade talks with China. China sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 07, 2019 - 6:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and American officials began talks Monday aimed at ending a bruising tariffs battle between the world's two biggest economies, as Beijing complained over the sighting of a U.S. warship in what it said were Chinese waters. It was unclear if the ruckus over the warship might...
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This undated photo provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office shows Wayne Rooney. Soccer star Rooney was arrested last month at a Washington-area airport on a charge of public intoxication. The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said Rooney was booked into jail on Dec. 16, 2018, after his arrest by airport police. Dulles International Airport is in Loudon County. He was later released. (Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 5:04 pm
Soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month on a public intoxication charge and taken to jail to sober up after he triggered a door alarm at a Washington-area airport, authorities said Sunday. Rooney was arrested Dec. 16 by police at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after he caused the...
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Musher Michael Ruopp is pulled by his huskies as he rides on a field near Lichtenstein, Germany, Sunday, Jan.6, 2019. (Thomas Warnack/dpa via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 11:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities warned Sunday of a high risk of avalanches on the northern side of the Alps, after heavy snowfall in recent days created dangerous conditions across parts of southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A 20-year-old skier died in an avalanche Saturday on Mount Teisen, near...
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Transportation Security Administration officers work at a checkpoint at O'Hare airport in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The TSA acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 05, 2019 - 7:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown . Employees of the Transportation Security Administration are expected to work without pay during the...
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Flames engulf vehicles after a fiery crash along Interstate 75, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville, Fla. Highway officials say at least six people have died after a crash and diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire along the Florida interstate. (WGFL-Gainesville via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 8:43 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A church van packed with children was headed to Walt Disney World when it got caught in a fiery pileup involving two 18-wheelers. Seven people, including five of the youngsters, died in the crash. On Friday, investigators tried to determine what triggered the accident,...
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