Transportation industry regulation

December 22, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina legislator accused of pulling a woman around his office by her ponytail nearly 15 years ago has resigned from the State Board of Transportation. Republican Danny McComas of Wilmington submitted his resignation letter Friday to Democratic Gov. Roy...
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Visitors tour the Imjingak Pavilion, with barbed wire seen at left, in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals' shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world's most heavily armed border. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 21, 2017 - 8:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on proposed new sanctions against North Korea, including sharply lower limits on its refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 12 months, and a crackdown on the country's shipping. The...
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The engine from an Amtrak train that crashed onto Interstate 5 on Monday, is transported away from the scene, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators in the deadly train wreck want to know whether the engineer was distracted by a second person in his cab as his train hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit. The train took a 30 mph curve at 80 mph and plunged off an overpass, sending rail cars plummeting onto a busy highway south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 21, 2017 - 6:22 pm
Nearly 300 people have died in train crashes that could have been prevented if railroads across the U.S. implemented critical speed-control technology that federal safety investigators have been pushing for close to five decades, according to rail crash data obtained by The Associated Press. But...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that could change the way it functions across the continent. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 20, 2017 - 1:44 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated as a transport company instead of a technology service, a decision that crimps its activities around Europe and could weigh on other app-based companies too. Taxi drivers...
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December 20, 2017 - 7:44 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union court ruling that Uber should be regulated as a taxi company (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The Spanish Taxi Federation, which represents just under half of Spain's 70,000 taxis, welcomed the European Union court ruling that Uber should be regulated...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016 file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound State Route 99 between Atwater and Livingston in California's Central Valley. In a report issued Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board said a sleep-deprived driver and a bus company with a poor safety record were causes of the crash that killed four passengers and injured 20 others. The NTSB said the driver had only slept about five hours over the 40 hours preceding the crash when the bus drifted off the right side of Route 99 and struck a highway signpost that sliced the bus nearly from nose to tail. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
November 13, 2017 - 4:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A severely sleep-deprived driver and a bus company with a poor safety record were causes of an August 2016 crash in California's Central Valley that killed four passengers and injured 20 others, including the driver, federal safety investigators said Monday. The National...
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Protesters with Greek flags drive their all-terrain vehicles, ATV, during a rally outside the Greek Transport Ministry in Athens, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Hundreds of four-wheel motorbike owners, most from Greek holiday resorts, have blocked traffic outside the country's Transport Ministry to protest a proposed vehicle ban. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 13, 2017 - 8:10 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of four-wheel motorbike owners, most from Greek holiday resorts, have blocked traffic outside the country's Transport Ministry to protest a proposed vehicle ban. The bikes, also known as all-terrain vehicles, ATVs, or quad-bikes, are popular among tourists on Crete,...
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Danica Roem, center, a Democrat who ran for Virginia's House of Delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, is greeted by supporters as she prepares to give her victory speech Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Manassas, Va. Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 6:55 pm
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The transgender woman who unseated one of Virginia's longest-serving and most socially conservative lawmakers for a spot in history is a former journalist with a reputation for producing hard-hitting but fair stories. Danica Roem is also known for her unwavering, almost...
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November 06, 2017 - 10:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged 200 million shekels ($57 million) Monday to build safe bypass roads for Jewish West Bank settlers, in a move that looks to satisfy a key constituent but anger Palestinians who consider it a further encroachment upon their hoped for...
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In this photo made Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, a driver stays in the passing lane as traffic accumulates behind along I-70 in Montgomery County, Mo. Many states have laws against driving in the left lane except for passing or turning left, which are often ignored by drivers, leading to annoying and dangerous bottlenecks that some experts say are as bad as driving too fast because people get trapped behind and become frustrated prompting some to drive more aggressively. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 04, 2017 - 11:16 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — From stricter laws to public service campaigns to pleas on electronic signs along highways, states across the U.S. have a message for drivers clogging the left lane: Get the heck out of the way! Experts agree that few things infuriate drivers more than a car or truck in a highway's...
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