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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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 20, 2018 - 9:29 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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Community workers remove snow off a path in Zermatt, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt can only be reached by air. Swiss authorities have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town. (Mateusz Bocian/Keystone via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 4:46 am
ZERMATT, Switzerland (AP) — Officials in a town at the foot of Switzerland's famed Matterhorn are resuming helicopter flights to ferry out stranded tourists amid efforts to open roads and rail lines that have been closed due to heavy snowfall and an elevated avalanche risk. The Zermatt tourism...
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January 09, 2018 - 12:00 am
Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2018. There are 356 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 1793, Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew from Philadelphia to Woodbury, New Jersey. On this date: In 1788, Connecticut became...
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A woman walks down snow-covered Maverick Street in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as a huge winter storm roared up the East Coast with hurricane-force winds, heavy snow and coastal flooding. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
January 04, 2018 - 8:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, dumping as much as 17 inches of snow in some areas and unleashing hurricane-force winds and historic flooding that closed schools and offices and halted transportation from the Carolinas to Maine. Forecasters expected the...
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In this Nov. 1, 2017 photo, Juvenal Rivas works on repairing a locomotive engine part at Ferrominera Orinoco, in Ciudad Guayana, Bolivar state, Venezuela. The repairs are part of a campaign to put dozens of damaged locomotives back into operation. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 03, 2018 - 12:02 am
CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (AP) — Juan Carlos Goite has to be creative, finding spare parts stripped from one broken-down locomotive to repair another in a desperate attempt to keep a once-thriving iron ore mining company running. Dressed in a hard hat and oil-stained work clothes, the mechanic...
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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 - 6:51 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 - 1:21 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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