Transportation and shipping

October 17, 2018 - 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday that it is preparing to pull out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move would escalate a trade dispute with China. President Donald Trump argues that the 144-year-old...
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October 17, 2018 - 2:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says German transport helicopters in Afghanistan have been shot but that nobody was injured. The agency reported Wednesday that the CH-53 helicopters were flying from Kunduz to the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Tuesday night when they were fired by people...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2010, file photo, a security officer stands guard at the new Terminal 2 building under construction at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai. It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field. The airport unveiled self-service kiosks for flight and baggage check-in, security clearance and boarding powered by facial recognition technology, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 16, 2018 - 9:26 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field. Shanghai...
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People gather after train derailed Tuesday Oct.16, 2018 near Sidi Bouknadel, Morocco. A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital Rabat to a town further north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, killing several people and injuring dozens, Moroccan authorities and the state news agency said. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
October 16, 2018 - 5:13 pm
SIDI BOUKNADEL, Morocco (AP) — At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, authorities at the accident site said. The train derailed about halfway between Rabat and the town...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi walk on embankment of the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over...
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October 15, 2018 - 7:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83. Montague, who had a 33-year career in the Navy, developed a computer program that created rough drafts of ship specifications. She told the...
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This aerial photo shows debris and destruction in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, after Hurricane Michael went through the area on Wednesday. Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town, was nearly obliterated by the hurricane, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer. (Bronte Wittpenn/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
October 13, 2018 - 5:59 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without problems...
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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams waves in Atlanta. Abrams is trying to reach voters who don’t usually vote in midterm elections in the hopes to drive up turnout in her race against Republican Brian Kemp. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
October 13, 2018 - 3:31 am
FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — Matrice Peavy is thrilled to see a young staffer for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee on her front stoop, and the 46-year-old mom assures the canvasser that she wants to help Stacey Abrams win. "She's for all the people ... and she loves her family," Peavy says,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, dozens of family members and friends of four women who authorities say were killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz, gather for a candlelight vigil at a park in downtown Laredo, Texas. The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas, where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases, disciplined employees more over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
October 12, 2018 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas — where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases — disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday...
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October 11, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis has ordered companies from Missouri and California to pay a combined $7 million for shipping ingredients containing poultry feathers and other misbranded items to pet food manufacturers. Wilbur-Ellis Feed LLC of San Francisco pleaded guilty in April...
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