Transportation And Shipping

The Latest: UK official says tanker seizure an 'escalation'

Jul 19, 2019

UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti says the seizure of a British oil tanker by Iranian forces represents an escalation in tensions in the Persian Gulf that makes it clear more protection for merchant vessels is urgently needed

Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Jul 19, 2019

Scientists are expected to explore fundamental questions about the universe when they use a giant new telescope planned for the summit of Hawaii's tallest mountain

The Latest: Construction gear nears Hawaii telescope protest

Jul 17, 2019

Hawaii officials have closed the highway leading to the access road where protesters have gathered in opposition of telescope construction on a mountain some consider sacred

Men who lost family members in Max crash seek safety changes

Jul 17, 2019

Two men who lost family members in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet called on legislators to change Federal Aviation Administration procedures that let company employees perform safety inspections on aircraft as they're being built

Mail carrier convicted in scheme to deliver pot packages

Jul 17, 2019

A postal service worker has been convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments

Hawaii protesters vow 'prolonged struggle' against telescope

Jul 16, 2019

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred

Moving US land agency west brings praise, prompts questions

Jul 16, 2019

The Trump administration's plan to move the government's largest land management office from Washington to the West is prompting a mix of praise, criticism and questions

The Latest: No equipment immediately goes up mountain

Jul 16, 2019

Eight people protesting a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain are no longer attached to a grate on the road to the summit

Small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Sweden, 9 dead

Jul 14, 2019

Swedish officials say a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden and all nine of the people on board were killed

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul 12, 2019

Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday

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