Marine transportation industry

January 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — It's a good thing Ocracoke Island in North Carolina is small enough to walk or bike around. The island along the Outer Banks has lost its only gas station. Hyde County manager Bill Rich tells The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, that the fuel provider for Ocracoke Station...
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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 21, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown. Many government operations...
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Frannie Ohnimus, 14, sleds using a garbage bag as she is pulled down the hill at Bailey Park by her 7-month-old husky, Chief, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A regional electricity grid manager is asking customers in most of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and a slice of eastern Texas to reduce their power usage Thursday morning, saying electrical...
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Commuters wait for trains at Clapham Junction train station in London, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Thousands of commuters face a week of mayhem from Monday as Southern, Greater Anglia and South Western Railway staff plough ahead with planned strike action. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 08, 2018 - 8:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Rail passengers in some parts of England are facing travel disruptions this week after workers at five train companies supported strikes over the role of conductors responsible for safety on board. The long-running dispute involves members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union and...
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A man pushes his way through a winter snowstorm in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 04, 2018 - 3:52 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the Carolinas to Maine and unleashing hurricane-force winds and flooding that closed schools and offices and halted transportation systems. Forecasters...
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Steam rises above the waters of the Mississippi River underneath the Eads Bridge as the temperature hovers around -1 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in St. Louis. Cold temperatures will stay throughout the week. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
January 02, 2018 - 8:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the dangerously cold temperatures gripping much of the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A large swath of the U.S. is freezing under Alaska-like weather, but parts of the nation's northernmost state itself are basking in balmy conditions. Tuesday's official...
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ADDS THAT ROBINSON IS AT LEFT - In this Dec. 23, 2017, image made from a video provided by Honolulu news station KHON, Alan Robinson, left, and Walter Macfarlane are interviewed in Honolulu. The two Hawaii men grew up as best friends and recently learned that they're actually brothers. They revealed the surprise to family and friends over the holidays. The two, who have been friends for 60 years, were born in Hawaii 15 months apart and met in the sixth grade. (KHON via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 9:33 am
POLICE: SUSPECT WEARING "TRUST ME" T-SHIRT STEALS CAR FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A suspect wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with "Trust Me" allegedly stole a car with an accomplice in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Washington Post reports that the two suspects from Falls Church were arrested by police in...
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December 28, 2017 - 10:57 am
MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Ferry Division is making progress on two new vessels and cutting back some winter service. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports the division is limiting service between Hatteras Island and Ocracoke to 14 daily round trips — down from 18 — in January and...
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December 28, 2017 - 12:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A ferry carrying more than two dozen people hit a sandbar and got stuck for hours Wednesday, spurring an evacuation on a frigid night in the waters off New York City. No injuries were reported in the second stranding in a month for the city's newly-expanded ferry service. The city-...
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Rochelle Carlotti, 28, shovels steps near her home after a record snowfall on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday's storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 8:56 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. HOW 13 DAYS IN JULY SHAPED TRUMP WHITE HOUSE The chaotic, two-week span from July 19-31 featured a senior staff shake-up and forewarned of the Russia probe's reach into the president's...
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