Transportation and shipping

April 23, 2019 - 10:12 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian and African leaders plan to press China at a conference this week to reduce the politically volatile debt burden left by its Belt and Road Initiative to build ports and other trade-related infrastructure. That injects a potential note of conflict into the official celebration...
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April 23, 2019 - 6:41 pm
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract to VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, choosing...
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April 23, 2019 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google affiliate Wing Aviation has received federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone. It's the first time a company has gotten a federal air carrier certification for drone deliveries. The approval from the Federal Aviation Administration means that Wing...
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Central American migrants traveling in a caravan to the U.S. border walk on a road in Pijijiapan, Mexico, Monday, April 22, 2019. The outpouring of aid that once greeted Central American migrants as they trekked in caravans through southern Mexico has been drying up, so this group is hungrier, advancing slowly or not at all, and hounded by unhelpful local officials. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 22, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through Mexico last year. Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000...
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A Sri Lankan man walks across a deserted street during a curfew in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than two hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 21, 2019 - 8:16 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 5 a.m. Japan is confirming one of its citizens was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and at least four were wounded. Foreign Minister Taro Kono offered his condolences to all the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant families, in Karnes City, Texas. The Trump administration stopped using the center to hold parents and children in March 2019. It’s cut back on family detention even as it complains it has to “catch and release” migrant families, many of them Central American parents and children who seek asylum. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 19, 2019 - 7:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to "catch and...
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April 19, 2019 - 10:21 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Algeria demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership amid calls for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff. With police forces deployed across the city, protesters gathered in the morning at...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, an issue of the National Enquirer featuring President Donald Trump on its cover is displayed on a newsstand in a store in New York. The tabloid's owner, American Media announced Thursday, April 18, 2019, that it is selling the supermarket weekly to James Cohen, the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 18, 2019 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said Thursday...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018, photo a couple rides scooters near the White House in Washington. Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 17, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere — zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road. And now they have overtaken station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation...
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Jet Airways aircrafts are seen parked at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, Monday, April 15, 2019. India's ailing Jet Airways has drastically reduced operations amid talks with investors to purchase a controlling stake in the airline and help it reduce its mounting debt. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
April 17, 2019 - 9:24 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Jet Airways, once India's largest airline, says it is temporarily suspending all operations after failing to raise enough money to run its services. The company said Wednesday that it has been informed by its lenders, led by state-run State Bank of India, that they are unable to...
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