- Illinois transit chief gives tough review of state planning Updated: Sep-05-15 11:19 am
CHICAGO - Illinois' transportation chief delivered a tough review of the state's capacity to solve problems this week, saying he's concerned that it's planning "for yesterday's transportation system."
- Stretch of Mississippi River in Ky. reopens after oil spill Updated: Sep-05-15 11:16 am
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - A 17-mile stretch of Mississippi River in Kentucky has reopened with restrictions after it was closed following a collision between two tow boats that spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil into the waterway, the U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday.
- Man killed when he accidentally slips under wheels of train Updated: Sep-05-15 11:10 am
HILLSDALE, New Jersey - Authorities say a man trying to catch a moving commuter train at a northern New Jersey station was killed when he slipped under the wheels.
- New England's ports, long past prime, seek to stage comeback Updated: Sep-05-15 9:35 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - The noise and bustle of nearby neighborhoods fade away at New Haven's sprawling port. An oil and chemical tanker floats placidly at a dock. A tug pushes a barge out in Long Island Sound. Only occasionally do trucks rumble up to a scrap metal business or deliver materials for road work.
- Tourism, businesses find uneasy balance at New England ports Updated: Sep-05-15 9:24 am
PORTLAND, Maine - From the cab of his seafood truck, Louis Giannola watches pedestrians wandering with their noses in their phones as shoppers, diners and frustrated motorists crowd Commercial Street on busy summer days.
- NY keeps lanes open Labor Day weekend to ease congestion Updated: Sep-05-15 6:37 am
ALBANY, New York - Road crews around New York state are keeping lanes open this Labor Day weekend to help ease holiday traffic congestion.
- Gainesville bus rolls to spark students' interest in physics Updated: Sep-05-15 1:13 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - A rolling mad scientist lab painted blue parks outside The Bull downtown. Countertops covered in purple and blue felt contain makeshift gadgets out of disemboweled household appliances that blow steam, emit sparks, dispense mild shocks, and broadcast squeaks and beeps.
- Anger as Guatemala votes amid graft scandals Updated: Sep-05-15 12:31 am
GUATEMALA CITY - The wave of political turmoil that toppled Guatemala's president has overshadowed Sunday's vote to elect a new leader - an election many fear could put a lid on the anti-corruption drive.
- Latvian man pleads guilty in worldwide computer virus case Updated: Sep-04-15 9:23 pm
NEW YORK - A Latvian computer code writer who helped create a virus that spread to more than a million computers worldwide and corrupted some at NASA may be returning home soon after pleading guilty to a federal charge on Friday.
- Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner Updated: Sep-04-15 8:28 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner.
- Massive rock threatening to crash into base of Arizona dam Updated: Sep-04-15 8:28 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A massive piece of rock is at risk of crashing down from a canyon wall to the base of an Arizona dam, prompting the government to send in a crew of rappelers to keep the slab in place.
- Trucker cited for rear-ending Pittsburgh-area transit bus Updated: Sep-04-15 3:36 pm
WHITAKER, Pennsylvania - A dump truck driver has been cited after rear-ending a Pittsburgh-area transit bus has near Kennywood Park, injuring the bus driver and 11 passengers.
- Obama says US, Saudis want functioning government in Yemen Updated: Sep-04-15 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear deal, a source of lingering tension in the U.S.-Saudi relationship.
- BlackBerry will buy security company Good Tech for $425M Updated: Sep-04-15 12:49 pm
NEW YORK - BlackBerry said Friday that it will make another security-related acquisition, buying Good Technology for $425 million in cash.
- Cost overruns put 3 new Medford fire stations on hold Updated: Sep-04-15 12:00 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - The Medford City Council has put the brakes on building three new fire stations while it comes to grips with a $3.4 million shortfall.
- Plan for Chinese-owned rail car factory in Maine hits snag Updated: Sep-04-15 10:56 am
LIMESTONE, Maine - A plan for a Chinese-owned rail car factory at the site of the former Loring Air Force Base has been delayed because a top company official has been unable to get a visa to come to the U.S. and work on the project.
- Soyuz with Russian, Dane, Kazakh docks at space station Updated: Sep-04-15 8:25 am
MOSCOW - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new crew docked at the International Space Station on Friday after a safe but unusually long two-day flight.
- Department of Transportation sues IT firm over contract Updated: Sep-04-15 7:54 am
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Department of Transportation has filed a lawsuit seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages from an information technology consulting company that was overseeing a new computer system for the state Highways Division that never worked.
- Officials issue advisories for several New Hampshire beaches Updated: Sep-04-15 7:14 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Officials in New Hampshire have issued swimming advisories for several beaches due to bacteria detected in the water.
- Spanish train drivers go on strike but impact appears muted Updated: Sep-04-15 6:10 am
MADRID - Spanish rail company Renfe says around a quarter of its commuter and long distance trains have been canceled owing to a strike by drivers.
- Thieves break into mail trucks while workers make deliveries Updated: Sep-04-15 5:29 am
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Police say a group of burglars has been breaking into U.S. Postal Service trucks and stealing mail while the postal workers are making deliveries.
- Airman who helped stop train attack returns to US Updated: Sep-04-15 4:41 am
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, California - The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.
- California governor's highway plan includes $65 driver fee Updated: Sep-04-15 4:22 am
SACRAMENTO, California - More than two months after calling a special session to address California's transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation.
- Upper Peninsula community gets special postage cancellation Updated: Sep-04-15 3:29 am
ROCK, Michigan - An Upper Peninsula community has a special postage cancellation mark for its 150th anniversary.
- China's stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans Updated: Sep-04-15 2:55 am
BEIJING - Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing's frantic effort to stop a stock market bust.