Transportation and shipping

August 15, 2019 - 8:21 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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In this June 13, 2019 photo, truck driver Terry Button looks over his trailer during at stop in Opal, Va. The Trump administration has moved a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. (AP Photo/Tom Sampson)
August 14, 2019 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move that was long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway...
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Protesters react to tear gas from Shum Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 14, 2019 - 1:46 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a...
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August 14, 2019 - 6:18 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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Policemen arrest a protester during a clash at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's airport late Tuesday night, a chaotic end to a second day of demonstrations that caused mass flight cancellations at the Chinese city's busy transport hub. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 13, 2019 - 5:24 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Hong Kong police say they have arrested five people for unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers and possessing weapons after a second day of mass protests at the city's airport. Officials said in a statement that...
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Protesters gesture as they stage a sit-in rally at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong's international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city after demonstrators took over the terminals as part of their push for democratic reforms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 13, 2019 - 12:13 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's airport late Tuesday night, moving into the terminal where the demonstrators had shut down operations at the busy transport hub for two straight days. Officers armed with pepper spray and swinging batons confronted...
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A man checks his smartphone while Cathay Pacific Airways planes park at the Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The chief executive of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways said Monday there will be "disciplinary consequences" for employees involved in "illegal protests," as the airline joins a slate of businesses that have appeased and apologized to China in recent days over political flaps. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 12, 2019 - 10:18 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The chief executive of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways warned Monday there will be "disciplinary consequences" for employees involved in "illegal protests," as the airline joins a slate of businesses that have appeased and apologized to China in recent days. His comments in a...
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Tanker truck drivers on strike applaud a fellow driver leaving a fuel depot in Aveiras, outside Lisbon, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Portugal is rationing gas as a precaution after some 2,000 tanker truck drivers began an open-ended strike over pay on Monday. The government has set a limit of 25 liters (6.6 gallons) for customers at gas stations until further notice. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
August 12, 2019 - 11:16 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal began rationing gas Monday as a precaution after 2,000 truck drivers began an open-ended strike over pay, a move that comes at the height of the crucial summer tourist season and during the summer harvest. The government set a limit at gas stations of 25 liters (6.6...
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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 - 8:18 pm
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 have missed out on at 11 observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain as a protest...
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A Taiwanese woman makes her way against powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Lekima in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
August 09, 2019 - 2:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province Friday ahead of a strong typhoon carrying heavy rain and winds and expected to send an intense storm surge up the mighty Yangzte River. Heavy rain was expected in Zhejiang, Shanghai and nearby provinces on Friday...
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