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Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:43pm

Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Record number of people visit national parks in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:46pm

A record number of people visited Alaska's national parks in 2018, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:58pm

Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.

FAA to look at Boeing's fixes for 737 Max jets next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:46pm

Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months.

Vintage plane, soon to become bar, tours Times Square

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 3:09pm

A vintage plane that went from flying passengers in the 1950s to running drugs in the 1970s visited Times Square on Saturday before its next transformation into a cocktail lounge at the former TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport.

Brazilian miner Vale says dam in danger of collapse

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:55pm

Brazilian mining giant Vale said Saturday that communities in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais have been ordered to evacuate after independent auditors found that one of its dams could collapse at any moment.

5,000 nationalists protest corruption in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:37pm

About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case.

US to host Chinese trade delegation starting April 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:40am

The U.S. will host a delegation from China led by Vice Premier Liu He early next month, following a trip by U.S. officials to China in an effort to improve trade relations, the White House said Saturday.

Indian Health Service receives funds for planning, building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:32am

The agency responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians has received funding to continue planning for and building facilities in New Mexico and Arizona.

The Latest: 2nd ship needs rescue off Norway's western coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:05am

The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship, which is having engine problems off the coast of Norway (all times local):

No timetable for reopening Texas ship channel following leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:33am

Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm, a Coast Guard commander said Saturday.

Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:02am

Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film.

Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:21am

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship.

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 8:53am

The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have been adequate, in light of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday.

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 8:49am

Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren't why the money is suddenly available.

Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:29am

Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park have filed their initial legal arguments in state court. Here's a look at the dispute over the $800 million Davis Refinery being built by Meridian Energy.

The Latest: Minister: 40K yellow vest protesters nationwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 6:54am

The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):

AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks

Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 6:39am

President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election.

Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 5:37am

Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday supporting Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond.