Back from his golf-a-thon holiday break in Florida, Donald Trump returned to the White House and on Tuesday was once again taking credit for things he has no control over. Like planes not falling out of the sky…
Worried that bicyclists who chat, send messages or listen to music on smartphones are creating a danger, a number of cities have banned cyclists from using hand-held cellphones or texting while riding. And several states prohibit bicyclists from using headphones or earplugs.
The stalemate over authorization for the nation’s highway program, which expires July 31, is not so much a traditional partisan divide, but rather a tussle between the House and Senate. Both chambers are controlled by Republicans, but they’ve taken different approaches to the problem.
Washington (AFP) — The U.S. aviation regulator Monday ordered airlines based in the United States to stop flying over Syria, citing a “serious potential threat” to civil planes, including armed groups with anti-aircraft weapons. “Based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and the lack of any requests from operators wishing […]
Visiting the major cities of the U.S. is great fun, and a patriotic way to spend your travel bucks. But many cities such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago can be very pricey options compared to some other vacation ideas. Kiplinger’s has some good tips to follow when visiting any major metro area […]
Washington (AFP) — Two people were killed and two injured when freight trains collided in the U.S. state of Arkansas early Sunday, officials said. The collision took place in Hoxie, a town of approximately 3,000 people in northeastern Arkansas at around 3:00 a.m. The dead and injured were all believed to be crew members, according […]
dpa Cairo (dpa) — Egyptian authorities on Tuesday announced plans for a major upgrade of the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important waterways which connects the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. The project will involve digging 35 kilometres of a new parallel canal and widening the existing canal along a further 37 kilometres, […]
New York (AFP) — Ride-share operator Lyft has struck a deal allowing its launch in New York City two weeks after a snag over safety and licensing forced a postponement. Lyft said it was launching a service in all five boroughs of the city starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday. “We’ve finalized an agreement to offer […]
By Laura McCrystal, The Philadelphia Inquirer WILMINGTON, Del. — While criticizing Congress for not passing a long-term transportation spending plan, President Barack Obama stood before the closed I-495 bridge Thursday and announced a new initiative to encourage private-sector investment in infrastructure. “First-class infrastructure attracts investment and it creates first-class jobs,” Obama said. “Unfortunately right now, […]
By Corey Mitchell, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) WASHINGTON — During his visit to St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a burst of spending on transportation and infrastructure projects, a proposal the White House says will save middle-class jobs and provide an overdue investment in the country’s foundation. Obama detailed his four-year $302 […]