Transportation

Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground. Details of the plan provided to The Associated Press include $200 billion for a “vital infrastructure fund.” An example …

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Berlin truck attack suspect killed in Milan police shootout

By COLLEEN BARRY and NICOLE WINFIELD The Tunisian man suspected in a deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin was killed early Friday in a shootout with police in Milan during a routine patrol outside a train station, ending a Europe-wide manhunt. Italian police said Anis Amri traveled from Germany through France and into …

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Germany launches Europe-wide manhunt for Tunisian suspect

By GEIR MOULSON German authorities have launched a Europe-wide manhunt for a Tunisian man with ties to Islamic extremists who has been identified as a suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, lawmakers said Wednesday. The man is being sought in Germany and across Europe’s border-free travel zone, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said after …

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China says it seized US Navy drone to ensure safety of ships

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN China said Saturday that its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea to ensure the “safe navigation of passing ships,” in one of the most serious incidents between the two militaries in years. The Chinese navy on Thursday seized the drone, which the Pentagon said was …

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Aleppo cease-fire collapses, threatening evacuation plans

By PHILIP ISSA and SARAH EL DEEB A cease-fire deal between rebels and the Syrian government in the city of Aleppo effectively collapsed on Wednesday, with fighter jets resuming deadly air raids over the opposition’s densely crowded enclave in the east of the city. The attacks threatened to scuttle plans to evacuate rebels and tens …

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Manslaughter verdict caps trial of ex-NFL player’s killer

By KEVIN McGILL The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter during a trial that made spectators of some of the city’s sports heroes. Cardell Hayes was convicted of manslaughter Sunday night, ending a week-long …

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South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall

By FOSTER KLUG, KIM TONG-HYUNG and HYUNG-JIN KIM South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. After the vote, parliamentary officials hand-delivered formal documents to the presidential Blue House that stripped Park …

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Parisians grapple with worst winter pollution in a decade

By JOHN LEICESTER Under deceptively blue skies, the marvels of Paris beckoned. But art dealer Sophie Vigourous wore a face mask to appreciate them because of the pollution. The 38-year-old has lung cancer, putting her in the groups most at risk from the toxic, throat-tickling broth of tiny particles — far smaller than the width …

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Brazilian soccer team’s plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead

By LUIS BENAVIDES and JOSHUA GOODMAN By LUIS BENAVIDES and JOSHUA GOODMAN A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 75 people and leaving six survivors, Colombian officials said Tuesday. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by …

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