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  • 70-mph speed limit bill won't advance to Senate

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's House of Delegates has passed a measure allowing 70-mph speed limits on expressways and interstate highways, but the bill apparently won't receive a Senate vote. It is lingering in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, and Sen. Brian Frosh, the committee...

  • North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, NC DOT secretary worried about road money

    McCrory told a North Carolina Chamber conference the state's transportation projects will be delayed if Congress fails to re-authorize a law expiring this fall.

  • Car jumps curb at Logan Airport, hits 3 people

    BOSTON (AP) — A car has jumped a curb in the arrivals area of a Logan International Airport terminal and injured three people. Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Matthew Brelis says the people were taken from Terminal C to hospitals on Wednesday afternoon. He doesn't know how badly...

  • Vancouver port truckers reach deal to end strike

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Striking truckers at Canada's largest port have a reached a deal to end a prolonged strike that officials said threatened the country's economy. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday the port will be open for business Thursday. British...

  • Captain: Cruise ships may over-rely on electronics

    HOUSTON (AP) — Cruise operators, like airline pilots, may be relying too heavily on electronics to navigate massive ships, losing the knowledge and ability needed to operate a vessel in the case of a power failure, an expert sea pilot told a federal agency on Wednesday. Capt. Jorge Viso with...

  • Ryanair seeks more love, less hate from customers

    LONDON (AP) — Michael O'Leary knows full well that many people consider him a provocative jerk and his European juggernaut of an airline, Ryanair, an exercise in frustration. Now he wants you to meet the cuddly new Mick. Ryanair last year carried more than 81 million people to 186...

  • Lloyd's of London stands ready to pay on crash

    LONDON (AP) — Lloyd's of London, the world's oldest insurance market, says it stands ready to pay out claims for the loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, even as searchers continue to scour the Indian Ocean for wreckage. It's still far too early to speculate about the cost of the disaster,...

  • FBI needs two weeks to add person to terrorist watch list, IG says

    More than two weeks sometimes pass before a newly identified terrorism suspect is added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation watchlist, the agency's watchdog has found.

  • Union calls strike at German airports Thursday

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's main public-sector union has called on workers at Frankfurt and most of the country's other major airports to go on strike Thursday to reinforce pay demands for some 2.1 million workers. The 11-hour strike at Frankfurt, Germany's largest airport, will last...

  • Etihad Airways gets approval for Air Serbia stake

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf-based carrier Etihad Airways says it has received regulatory approval from the government of Serbia for its 49 percent stake in the Balkan country's national carrier, Air Serbia. The United Arab Emirates' national carrier Etihad said Tuesday in a...

  • Novel analysis helped narrow Malaysian jet search

    HONG KONG (AP) — Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics. An analysis of faint signals sent from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to an Inmarsat satellite led officials to conclude the plane crashed...

  • Officials say traffic headaches likely at Va. race

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia transportation officials are encouraging race fans heading to the Martinsville Speedway this weekend to follow recommended traffic routes to minimize congestion. The STP 500 Sprint Cup race will be held on Sunday. The Virginia Department of Transportation...

  • 30 people killed in bus crash in western Thailand

    BANGKOK (AP) — A double-decker bus carrying municipal workers on a field trip in western Thailand plunged off a steep road and into a ravine, killing at least 30 people and injuring 22 others, officials said Tuesday. The accident Monday night was the latest fatal crash on a mountain road in...

  • Race is on to find Malaysia airliner's black boxes

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Time is running out to find the crucial keys that could solve the mystery of how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down. After the excruciating 17-day wait for confirmation that the Boeing 777 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, searchers are racing to...

  • Relatives sob as Malaysia confirms plane is lost

    BEIJING (AP) — Relatives shrieked and sobbed uncontrollably. Men and women nearly collapsed, held up by loved ones. Their grief came pouring out after 17 days of waiting for definitive word on the fate of the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Malaysia's prime minister...



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