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  • Passenger train derails in northern India; 42 hurt

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, and dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries. The engine and nine of the train's 13 coaches jumped the track near the Jagiroad station, about 140 kilometers (85 miles) east of Gauhati, the...

  • Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace trains on portions of the orange and blue lines. On the orange line,...

  • 2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said. There were fears of a big...

  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill said the 751-foot vessel ended up in 15 feet of water Tuesday night but was...

  • Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface Transportation Board's decision Tuesday comes in response to...

  • State TV: 48 die in bus and truck accident in Togo

    LOME, Togo (AP) — State television in Togo says that 48 people died when a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country's capital. A government statement read out on state TV Tuesday night said the dead included 15 people from Burkina Faso and a Nigerian. Another 15...

  • OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Documents show the federal agency levied the penalty last week after a routine inspection of the...

  • CSX 1Q profit falls 14 pct as weather slows rails

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Harsh winter weather slowed CSX railroad and contributed to a 14 percent drop in first-quarter profit, even as freight volume grew modestly. On Tuesday, the railroad based in Jacksonville, Fla., reported net income of $398 million, or 40 cents per share, in the quarter...

  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of...

  • Reno unveils 4 new electric buses; $500K savings

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Transportation officials in Reno have added to their fleet four new buses that run solely on electric batteries. The buses are quieter, cleaner and cheaper than their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to officials for the Regional Transit Commission who expect to save...

  • Chouest invests $425M in deepwater port facility

    GALLIANO, La. (AP) — Galliano shipbuilder and oilfield service provider Edison Chouest will invest more than $400 million in deepwater port facilities in Brazil. Prumo Logistica, who is leasing the property, says the investment will give Chouest a leasing area to maintain its own vessels and...

  • Goucher student dies after hit-and-run crash

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a Goucher College student from Texas has died after a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. Baltimore County police say 19-year-old Matthew Gabriel of Austin, Texas, died Monday from his injuries a day after he was hit by a car as he crossed Dulaney...

  • Engineering study set for Susquehanna River Bridge

    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) — Amtrak says it has joined with state and federal agencies to conduct an engineering study of the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge for possible rehabilitation or replacement. The railroad said in a news release Monday that the Maryland Department of Transportation and...

  • FAA: Hawaiian didn't inspect plane properly

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights. The FAA said Monday it is suggesting a fine of nearly $548,000 for the Honolulu-based airline. Airline...

  • Silver Airways bailout prompts airport partnership

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of airports in Meridian and Hattiesburg-Laurel are working with a consultant who specializes in smaller airport service to make presentations to the larger commercial airlines. Meridian Airport Authority President Tom Williams tells The Meridian Star...



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