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  • 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...

  • Project closing stretch of I-96 in Detroit area

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A major freeway construction project in the Detroit area is going to require motorists to take detours until October. The Michigan Department of Transportation says a several-mile stretch of Interstate 96 in Livonia and Wayne County's Redford Township is being shut down...

  • Detroit bankruptcy plan may mean airport upgrades

    DETROIT (AP) — An aging airport in Detroit could again get passenger service if $28.5 million in funding is approved as part of the city's bankruptcy plan, officials said. The money for Coleman A. Young International Airport on the city's east side would pay to upgrade hangars and the...

  • Metro to open early for weekend Cherry Blossom run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro will open two hours early this weekend for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K run-walk. Metro says it will open at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day of the marathon. The first runners will start at 7:20 a.m. Metro says four stations are within a mile of the...

  • MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know?

    BANGKOK (AP) — At the time — the evening of March 24 — it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for. In a hastily called speech, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that an unprecedented analysis of satellite signals concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370...

  • Amtrak restores service between DC, Baltimore

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak has resumed full service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., after downed wires caused travel to be suspended. Amtrak said in an email late Thursday that service had been restored and repairs made to overhead wires near Bowie. Friday's morning rush is not expected...

  • Michigan House proposes $500 million roads minimum

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's ragged roads could stay smoother for longer under changes to transportation funding proposed by House leaders Thursday. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger announced a roads funding plan of at least $450 million in fiscal 2015 and at least $500 million...

  • Pence: Indiana to expand I-65 with new road funds

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday announced plans to use $200 million in newly released funds to expand sections of Interstate 65, and a transportation department spokesman said project could reduced travel time for some commuters in the Indianapolis area. "If you're going to be...

  • US Airways joins venture between American, BA

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — US Airways is joining the venture that lets American Airlines and British Airways work together on setting prices and schedules between the U.S. and Europe. American Airlines Group Inc. said Thursday that US Airways will add 28 trans-Atlantic routes to the joint...

  • Ethanol producers complain about rail service

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices. The Renewable Fuels Association criticized railroads Thursday and triggered a strong response from the Association of...

  • Board created to oversee D.C.'s Union Station isn't working, watchdog finds

    A nonprofit board created to oversee and manage D.C.'s historic Union Station is not doing its job, a new watchdog report has found.



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