Transportation and shipping

This combination of file photos show, from left to right; then Malaysia’s President-elect Mahathir Mohamad, Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Pakistan politician Imran Khan. The three Muslim-majority South Asian countries have recently elected leaders who campaigned on promises to move away from China’s growing sphere of influence. The surprising elections of nonagenarian Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia, cricketer Imran Khan in Pakistan and longtime opposition lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives could signal problems for the continued development of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative to build ports, highways and other trade-related infrastructure. (AP Photo, File)
September 26, 2018 - 3:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are...
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September 25, 2018 - 12:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A quirk in the mail delivery system that forced some rural Missouri residents living along the Arkansas and Iowa borders to have mailing addresses in their neighboring states has been fixed. The idiosyncrasy affected a relatively small number of people but created problems and red...
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September 23, 2018 - 6:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss shipping company says that a bulk carrier has been attacked by pirates off Nigeria's coast and 12 of its 19 crew members have been kidnapped. Geneva-based Massoel Shipping said the MV Glarus was attacked early Saturday as it sailed from Lagos to Port Harcourt with a load of...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new...
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Flooding from Sutton Lake has washed away part of U.S. 421 in New Hanover County just south of the Pender County line in Wilmington, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Matt Born /The Star-News via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:16 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says his airline would be acting just like sports teams or the opera...
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Flooding on Clinton Road at Cedar Creek Road on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Fayetteville, N.C. (Andrew Craft /The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 7:25 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport...
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This Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 photo shows rising flood waters in the Pee Dee area in Marion County, S.C. Two female mental health patients detained for medical transport drowned Tuesday, Sept. 18, when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising floodwaters, according to authorities. Officials said that the transport van was near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water that state officials are watching following the heavy rains of Florence. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
September 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two women who were being transported to a mental health facility drowned when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina floodwaters, according to authorities. Two Horry County deputies were driving a van carrying the two women in the back on Tuesday...
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September 19, 2018 - 1:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways says it suffered a $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid a boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. The carrier made the announcement in a statement Tuesday, over a year after the boycott saw Qatar Airways locked out the airspace...
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A man paddles a kayak in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 17, 2018 - 8:03 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and...
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