Transportation and shipping

September 23, 2019 - 1:48 am
GENEVA (AP) — The effects of President Donald Trump's standoff with China could soon be coming to a post office near you, and higher shipping rates for some types of mail are the likely outcome. The administration is threatening to pull the United States out of the 145-year-old Universal Postal...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2016 file photo, a Thomas Cook plane takes off in England. More than 600,000 vacationers who booked through tour operator Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday, wondering if they will be able to get home, as one of the world's oldest and biggest travel companies teetered on the edge of collapse. The debt-laden company, which confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) in funding to avoid going bust, was in talks with shareholders and creditors to stave off failure. (Tim Goode/PA via AP, file)
September 22, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed after failing to secure rescue funding, and travel bookings for its more than 600,000 global vacationers were canceled early Monday. The British government said the return of the firm's 150,000 British customers now abroad would be its...
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Tear gas fills the street as protesters continue to battle with police on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 21, 2019 - 10:16 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Young protesters, many wearing masks to disguise their identity, filled the open areas of a Hong Kong shopping mall Sunday and chanted slogans and held up signs calling for democracy and other demands of their months-long movement. Backed by a few on musical instruments, they sang...
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Protestors march during a climate demonstration, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Scuffles broke out in Paris between some violent activists and police which responded with tear gas at a march for climate gathering thousands of people in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 21, 2019 - 11:42 am
PARIS (AP) — Environmental activists in Britain and France stepped up campaigns Saturday to get their governments to confront climate change with greater urgency, part of a week of global climate actions. Thousands of people marched in south Paris to press French President Emmanuel Macron, world...
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In this photo opportunity during a trip organized by Saudi information ministry, a man watches the damaged in the Aramco's Khurais oil field, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, after it was hit during Sept. 14 attack. Saudi officials brought journalists Friday to see the damage done in an attack the U.S. alleges Iran carried out. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
September 20, 2019 - 4:24 am
KHURAIS, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports Friday given regional tensions following an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry, as journalists toured one field affected by the assault. The decision by Kuwait follows its armed forces raising their security levels after...
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Floor governor Michael Smyth works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Federal Reserve is expected to announce its benchmark interest rate later in the day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 18, 2019 - 8:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Stocks are lower at midday on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest decision on interest rates. Investors are expecting a small cut to rates and will be watching for any clues about...
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Vehicles splash through heavy water filling Chimney Rock, south of Brays Bayou in Houston, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 3:42 am
MIAMI (AP) — People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices. National Security...
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A commuter walks past a huge sign of the new pump prices of gasoline and diesel following its implementation Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in suburban Valenzuela city north of Manila, Philippines. Monday saw another round of oil price increase in the country which energy officials said is not related to the recent attacks in Saudi Arabia but has cautioned the public to brace for more spikes in the coming days. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 17, 2019 - 11:36 am
DALLAS (AP) — The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend attack devastated Saudi Arabian oil output, but if the disruption to global supplies is short-lived, the impact on the U.S. economy will probably be modest. Prices spiked Monday by more than 14%, their biggest single-day jump in years...
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September 17, 2019 - 8:25 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union. The PNO union says the walkout will keep ferries tied up in port for 24 hours starting at 6 a.m. on Sept. 24. Coastal shipping...
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September 16, 2019 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee says it is investigating whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family's shipping company. Two Democratic leaders sent a letter Monday asking Chao to turn over documents related to the New York-based...
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