Transportation infrastructure

In this July 24, 2019, photo, workers watch as a truck passes by stacks of shipping containers at a port in Yingkou in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for its revival from Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
August 20, 2019 - 11:46 pm
YINGKOU, China (AP) — From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China's northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, the Belt and Road Initiative...
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August 20, 2019 - 3:47 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A young girl discovered something slithery at a New Jersey airport security checkpoint: a 15-inch-long snake. Transportation Security Administration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport said in a release that it appears the thin, black snake with a yellow ring...
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A helicopter operates over a wildfire in Canary Islands, Spain, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. A wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands threw flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air and has forced emergency services to evacuate more than 8,000 people, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Arturo Jimenez)
August 19, 2019 - 9:37 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said. The blaze — described by the local fire department as "a monster" — was...
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August 15, 2019 - 5:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Shannon Airport in western Ireland shut down briefly Thursday after a Boeing 767-300 carrying U.S. military personnel caught fire while taxiing before takeoff. Passengers and crew were evacuated. There were no reports of serious injuries. Air traffic controllers spotted flames and...
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August 14, 2019 - 3:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Officials at London's Heathrow Airport say a planned strike has been suspended after the union representing security guards, firefighters and other workers gave its members time to consider the company's offer. Unite union members at Europe's busiest airport planned to strike Aug. 23-...
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Travelers wait at the check-in counters in the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Protesters clogged the departure area at Hong Kong's reopened airport Tuesday, a day after they forced one of the world's busiest transport hubs to shut down entirely amid their calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 13, 2019 - 2:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hong Kong's airport has cancelled all remaining departing flights for the second day after protesters took over the terminals. The airport authority announced early Tuesday evening that check-in services for departing...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2019, file photo, a telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest mountain is viewed. Astronomers across 11 observatories on Hawaii’s tallest mountain have cancelled more than 2,000 hours of telescope viewing over the past four weeks because a protest blocked a road to the summit. Astronomers said Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, they will attempt to resume observations but in some cases won’t be able to make up the missed research. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
August 10, 2019 - 11:30 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. This is some of the research astronomers say they missed out on as a protest blocked the road to Hawaii's tallest mountain, one of...
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Commuters are reflected on a door panel of a subway train as they wait for the resumption of the services after being disrupted by protesters at Fortress Hill MTR station in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Protesters snarled the morning rush hour by blocking train and platform doors to prevent trains from leaving stations. Subway and train operator MTR said Monday that service had been partially suspended on five lines because of a number of door obstruction incidents. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 04, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says recent protests have pushed the city to the "verge of a very dangerous situation" but the government will be resolute in ensuring public order. A tired looking Lam delivered the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a plane takes off over a road sign near Heathrow Airport in London. Heathrow Airport officials and union leaders are holding last-ditch talks in hopes of averting a strike at Europe’s busiest airport. Security guards, firefighters, engineers and drivers at Heathrow plan to go on strike at one minute after midnight if negotiations on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 fail. The airport cancelled more than 170 flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in preparation. Members of the union Unite have voted to reject an offer Heathrow officials said provided a 7.3% pay increase over 2½ years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
August 04, 2019 - 11:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on contract negotiations for workers at London's Heathrow Airport (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A labor union that represents workers at London's Heathrow Airport says the first day of a planned two-day strike has been suspended to union leaders, airport negotiators and...
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August 04, 2019 - 5:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport officials and union leaders are holding last-ditch talks in hopes of averting a strike at Europe's busiest airport. Security guards, firefighters, engineers and drivers at Heathrow plan to go on strike at one minute after midnight if Sunday's negotiations fail. The...
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