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This Nov. 30, 2017 photo, shows densely built apartment buildings and steep hills that are common in Amman, Jordan. A shiny new high-tech utopian city is planned to rise from Jordan's bleak desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the capital of Amman, a congested, increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people. Critics say it's often more efficient to address problems in existing cities and that new city projects tend to be risky endeavors. (AP Photo/Lindsey Leger)
December 08, 2017 - 3:46 am
MADOUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A shiny new city is to arise from Jordan's desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the kingdom's capital of Amman, a rapidly growing and increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people. Announcing plans for what it portrays as a high-tech utopia, Jordan...
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Houston Astros fans Mario Murillo and John Stewart look up the street in anticipation of a parade honoring the World Series baseball champions, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 03, 2017 - 8:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — World Series MVP George Springer planted the Houston Astros' championship trophy at the front of a firetruck amid the roar of cheering fans and the nation's fourth-largest city honored its title-winning team with a victory parade Friday. Orange and blue confetti rained down on the...
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, left, holds up the World Series trophy as the Houston Astros World Series MVP George Springer (4) cheers during parade honoring the World Series baseball champions, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 03, 2017 - 6:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on festivities in Houston celebrating the Astros' World Series win (all times local): 4:50 p.m. World Series MVP George Springer is thanking Houston Astros fans for believing in the team as it rallied to win the franchise's first championship. Springer spoke during a rally...
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September 18, 2017 - 4:14 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Two men who worked for a company that runs the Auburn University transit system have been charged in the alleged rape of a student on one of the buses. James Don Johnson Jr., 32, of Auburn, Alabama, and Tony Martin Patillo, 51, of Columbus, Georgia, were arrested Saturday, the...
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September 17, 2017 - 1:56 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 1 a.m. Violence during a protest in a St. Louis suburb has forced the public transportation agency Metro to suspend light rail and bus service...
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September 15, 2017 - 10:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local): 10 p.m. The president of Amtrak's police labor committee says the attack in London highlights the need to make sure that officers in the United States responsible for protecting rail systems are prepared to...
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Quintana and Liz Perez look out at the flooding outside their home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Fla., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 11, 2017 - 10:50 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says Irma has weakened into a tropical depression. The storm, located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) west of Columbus, Georgia, is still bringing heavy rain to the U.S. Southeast on Monday night...
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Chris McLaughlin, a vice president with Evolv Technology, test the company's body scanner at Union Station subway station in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through airport-style body scanners that are aimed to detect firearms and explosives. A two-day pilot program by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro began Wednesday at Union Station. Officials say the machines can scan about 600 people per hour. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
August 16, 2017 - 6:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aiming to stay ahead of an evolving threat against transit systems worldwide, officials in Los Angeles are testing out airport-style body scanners that screen subway passengers for firearms and explosives. As commuters raced to get on their trains Wednesday, the Los Angeles...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, a subway train approaches the platform at Brooklyn's Smith Street above-ground subway station, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to tax the wealthiest 1 percent of New Yorkers to fund repairs and improvements to the beleaguered subway system. The proposal comes as the mayor and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to squabble over who is responsible for paying for repairs to the nation's largest system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
August 07, 2017 - 6:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The mayor of New York City wants to tax the wealthiest 1 percent to fund repairs and improvements to the beleaguered subway system. The proposal comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats, continue to squabble over responsibility for paying for repairs to...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2016 file photo, Sugar loaf mountain and Guanabara bay are seen behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio organizers promised to clean up polluted Guanabara Bay in their winning bid in 2009. During the Olympics, officials used stop-gap measures to keep floating sofas, logs, and dead animals from crashing into boats during the sailing events. Since the Olympics, the bankrupt state of Rio de Janeiro has ceased major efforts to clean the bay, with the unwelcome stench usually drifting along the highway from the international airport. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
July 28, 2017 - 4:42 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar kissed the ball, delivered a gold medal and then wept with other Brazilians. Look no further if you're searching for an iconic image of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "It's the only medal that really mattered," Salvador Gaeta said recently while cycling in the deserted...
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