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Italian premier Giuseppe Conte talks to journalists outside Chigi Palace's Premier office, in Rome Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Intent on his government’s survival, Premier Giuseppe Conte says the coalition will let “national” interests determine if an Alpine rail tunnel should be built. The populist government’s main partner, the 5-Star Movement, fiercely opposes the high-speed TAV rail tunnel, which is meant to speed travel between France and Italy. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
March 09, 2019 - 11:07 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's coalition partners appear to have temporarily resolved a dispute over the high-speed rail line to France, with an agreement to let new contract bids go out on schedule but without any financial commitments. The standoff between the 5-Star Movement, which opposes the tunnel...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, a voter in Lake Oswego, Ore., places her ballot in a designated drop box outside City Hall. Days before last November's elections, members of a political action committee in Oregon went door-to-door in Portland and its suburbs and collected filled-in ballots from voters, saying they'd mail them in. But about 100 of those ballots were mailed late and not counted. The group was fined by the secretary of state (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
March 07, 2019 - 8:20 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Days before last November's elections, members of a political action committee in Oregon went door-to-door in Portland and its suburbs and collected filled-in ballots from voters, saying they would send them in. But the committee delivered about 100 of those ballots to an...
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This undated conceptual drawing provided by The Boring Company shows a high-occupancy Autonomous Electric Vehicle (AEV) that would run in a tunnel between exhibition halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center proposed for Las Vegas. Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of a tunnel transit system may finally become a reality in Las Vegas. Tourism officials in Sin City announced Wednesday, March 6, 2019, they might soon grant him a contract to build and operate a mile-and-a-quarter-long project with autonomous electric vehicles to move people around a mega convention center. (The Boring Company via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 8:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas' tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a...
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FILE - This June 11, 2015, file photo shows Virgin Atlantic's newest aircraft a Boeing 787-9 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., when Sir Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Atlantic Airways, arrived aboard the airplane. Britain's Virgin Atlantic has dropped a requirement that female flight attendants wear makeup, joining other major carriers that have eased their dress and grooming requirements after complaints about turning female employees into sex objects. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 6:12 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Britain's Virgin Atlantic has dropped a requirement that female flight attendants wear makeup, joining other major carriers that have eased their dress and grooming requirements after complaints about turning female employees into sex objects. Virgin Atlantic announced this week that...
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A forensic worker outside the University of Glasgow after the building was evacuated when a suspect package was found in the mailroom, in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday March 6, 2019. Buildings at the University of Glasgow were evacuated Wednesday as police examined a suspicious package found in the mailroom, a day after three London transport hubs received letter bombs. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 4:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — British police said a suspicious package destroyed by bomb-disposal experts at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday contained an explosive device and was linked to three letter bombs sent to two London airports and a railway station. The Metropolitan Police force's Counter Terrorism...
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Stranded passengers wait for their delayed flights out of JKIA airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Some hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
March 06, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union. Police violently dispersed striking workers who attempted to protest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The labor...
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Afghans carry the body of a man who was killed in a suicide attack, at a hospital in Jalalabad province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. An Afghan official said Wednesday that militants set off a suicide blast and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)
March 06, 2019 - 7:49 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan set off a suicide blast on Wednesday morning and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 17 people, officials said. The dawn assault triggered an hours-long gunbattle...
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An Afghan security personnel stand guard in the checkpoint of airport after a suicide attack in Jalalabad province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Militants in Afghanistan set off a suicide blast on Wednesday morning and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)
March 06, 2019 - 2:33 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 11:55 a.m. An Afghan provincial spokesman says the death toll from a militant attack on a construction company near a main airport in the country's east has risen to 16. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the...
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This photo provided by the Transportation Security Administration shows a defunct grenade launcher that TSA agents spotted in a passenger’s checked bag at Lehigh Valley Airport in Allentown, Pa The TSA says the unassembled parts of the launcher and a replica grenade were found on Monday, March 4, 2019, when an alarm went off as the bag passed through security equipment at the airport, about 60 miles (96 kilometers ) north of Philadelphia. The man, from St. Augustine, Fla., was stopped by police and told officials he thought he could bring the non-functioning launcher onboard in a checked bag. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 6:15 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Florida man's plans to bring a military rocket-propelled grenade launcher back home were shot down after security screeners at a Pennsylvania airport spotted the non-functioning weapon in his checked bag. The Transportation Security Administration says the unassembled parts...
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In this handout photo provided by Sky News, a suspect package that was sent to Waterloo station is seen in England, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Britain’s counter-terrorism police are investigating after three suspicious packages were found in London, including one near City Airport and one near Heathrow Airport. Police said Tuesday all three write postal bags contained yellow bags thought by specialist police to be small improvised explosive devices. Police say the devices “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.” (Sky News via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 4:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism police with the investigation. London's Metropolitan Police Service said the devices found...
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