Transportation and shipping

November 24, 2017 - 4:30 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A quirk in the mail delivery system is forcing some residents of rural northern Missouri to have Iowa mailing addresses, causing problems when they vote, pay taxes and even when they die. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill calls it "one of the dumbest things" she's seen and has sent a...
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November 24, 2017 - 6:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China says it is temporarily closing its main road connection with North Korea. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Friday said the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge across the Yalu River will be closed while North Korea repairs the approach road on its side. Geng said that "...
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FILE - In this April, 13, 2017 file photo, Yemenis present documents in order to receive food rations provided by a local charity, in Sanaa, Yemen. Speaking to The Associated Press by telephone from Sanaa, the head of the World Food Program, Stephen Anderson, warned Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, that millions of Yemenis are at risk and will face more deaths as the humanitarian situation deteriorates and deliveries remain blocked from getting to those most needy. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:48 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over the river and through the woods will be relatively easy for most North Carolina motorists during the Thanksgiving holiday. A news release from the N.C. Department of Transportation says the road and lane closure suspension began Tuesday morning and continues through 8 p.m...
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President Donald Trump points to reporters after speaking at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, as he and his family were leaving for a Thanksgiving trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 22, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a North...
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People watch a TV screen showing an image of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February. The signs read "Threat to the world." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 21, 2017 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, the No. 1 subway train pulls into the South Ferry Station in New York. When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen. Guidance issued by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority this Nov. 2017, tells subway train conductors to use gender-neutral "riders" or "passengers" instead. The change is just one in the new communication rules, which also include conductors giving delayed passengers as much information as they can, and pointing out nearby tourist attractions. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 18, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen. Conductors on subway trains have been told to stop addressing passengers as "ladies and gentlemen" when making announcements about delays, detours or other things, and instead use the gender-...
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This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. (Tesla via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 2:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:59 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in...
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FILE - This March 18, 2012 file photo shows a view of empty Kuwait Airways check-in counters at Kuwait Airport. A German court has ruled that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its verdict Thursday Nov . 16, 2017 that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to close contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti law because of the Middle Eastern country's boycott of Israel. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari, file)
November 16, 2017 - 11:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to have contracts with...
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