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  • Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology....

  • Passengers ill on cruise ship that sailed from Md.

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Passengers sailing on the Grandeur of the Seas from the Port of Baltimore have been sickened on two consecutive trips, federal health officials say. The most recent outbreak occurred on the Royal Caribbean International vessel, which left Baltimore on April 5 for a seven-day...

  • Owner to study new uses for closing shipyard

    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said it will look at redeveloping its Avondale, La., shipyard with a Texas-based pipeline company. After a six-month study, the companies could form a joint venture to redevelop the shipyard near New Orleans, which otherwise is expected lay off most of...

  • Oil up 3 pct for the week as driving season nears

    The price of oil rose nearly 3 percent this week on expectations that U.S. drivers would hit the road and drive up demand for gasoline. Benchmark crude for May delivery rose 34 cents Friday to close at $103.74 in New York. It ended last week at $101.14. Brent crude, a benchmark for...

  • High-speed rail allowed to seize parcels if needed

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state board says the agency overseeing California's high-speed rail project can acquire four parcels in Fresno County through eminent domain if necessary. The State Public Works Board approved the request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority on Friday....

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules. A tractor-trailer truck and a bus transporting high school students collided late Thursday near Orland, Calif....

  • AP Interview: Adam Schantz, US Navy plane searcher

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Every day from the Perth airport and a nearby military base, about a dozen planes from several countries take flight to search for debris from missing Flight 370 — so far without success. The U.S. Defense Department alone committed $7.3 million to the effort in the...

  • Massive cranes would cost state port $29.8 million

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The state port commission is considering whether to buy three cranes, costing a total of $29.8 million, from Shangai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. in China. The massive cranes can serve vessels far larger than Gulfport's ship channel will accommodate, but port officials...

  • Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down

    DALLAS (AP) — A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers. Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines...

  • Another jet-search unknown: How much it's costing

    BANGKOK (AP) — It's not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost? The U.S. bill alone has run into the millions of dollars, and some countries such as China have devoted more ships...

  • Plane intercepted in restricted airspace around DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small civilian plane in restricted airspace around the nation's capital over the weekend and that the pilot reported he didn't realize he had entered an area that was off limits. The North American Aerospace Defense...

  • Group examining Maine rail service to meet

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An advisory group looking at whether expanded passenger rail service should be offered in Maine is holding its second meeting this week. The 13-member Maine Passenger Rail Advisory Council is scheduled to meet Wednesday. The council was established by the...

  • 6 people suffer only minor injuries in I-95 crash

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — State police say six people inside a sport-utility vehicle suffered only minor injuries after it ran off the right side of Interstate 95 in Springfield and overturned in a ditch. Police say a 7-year-old girl was ejected from the Ford Expedition and trapped underneath...

  • Va. to honor transportation workers killed on job

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A vigil will be held this week in Albemarle County to honor transportation employees killed in roadway work zones. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the VDOT Workers' Memorial on eastbound Interstate 64 on...

  • Snyder calls House road funding plan constructive

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder praised Republican House leaders' plan to spend $500 million annually on roads as a proactive move toward long-term funding changes, but said it falls short of his spending target. In an interview with The Associated Press, the Republican governor called...



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