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Untroubled waters: Bridge transported along Rotterdam river

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 200-meter (656-foot)-long bridge took a slow cruise through the heart of Rotterdam in the early hours of Monday morning, heading for its new home near the city's busy p...

Former Red Sox boss Lucchino heads to the minors with WooSox

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Concrete is curing, saws are buzzing, and Larry Lucchino is at home again, in a ballpark. At an age when many ease into retirement, the 75-year-old three-time...

Controversial mining operation ignoring orders to halt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee gravel and sand mining operator has been ignoring a cease and desist letter for months, and opponents say its continued construction on the banks of North America's...

Suspected extremist in Kenya's east blow up truck killing 2

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people were killed near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia when the vehicle they were travelling in ran over an explosive device suspected to have been planted by t...

Parents of American killed in Hualien train crash to sue TRA for 'gross negligence'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of an American English teacher who perished in the Hualien Train Derailment are taking legal action against the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) for "...

Child rapist gets life for 1980s murder of 2 California boys

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A convicted child rapist who killed two 6-year-old boys in Southern California in the 1980s was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. ...

Construction worker hit by TRA train in northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A construction worker was struck by a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train in Yilan County on Saturday (April 24) and has been sent to the hospital for treatment. ...

Bangladesh police kill 5 workers amid protests over back pay

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in southeastern Bangladesh on Saturday killed at least five people at an under-construction power plant amid clashes with thousands of workers protesting over unpaid wa...

Seven charged with negligent homicide in Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a truck, an undocumented worker from Vietnam, and five others were charged with negligent homicide Friday (April 16) for the deaths of 49 people in the April...

Global warming's extreme rains threaten Hawaii's coral reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and ...

Taiwan officials address concerns about donations for train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has dismissed speculation that it will use public donations for the victims of a tragic train accident in Hualien County earlier this month and th...

Undocumented migrant worker spotted in truck that caused Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese migrant worker who had been missing for five years was arrested Wednesday (April 7) after surveillance camera footage revealed he was sitting in the crane tru...

Workers clear last train from deadly crash site in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Cabin exposed, with half of its walls and roof gone, workers pulled out the last remaining train car in Taiwan's worst rail accident in seven decades. The cras...

Workers remove more wreckage from deadly Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Workers removed more train wreckage from Taiwan's deadliest railway disaster in decades before an initial report on the investigation into the crash is expected later Tuesday. ...

Taiwan train derailment victim mistakenly blamed for accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A victim of the train derailment accident surnamed Yeh (葉) on Monday (April 5) cried foul at media allegations he was responsible for the fatal accident. On Friday (Apr...