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Railroads tout trains over trucks in climate pitch to Biden

World Mar 1, 2021

Railroads tout trains over trucks in climate pitch to Biden

U.S. freight railroads are trying to take advantage of a train enthusiast president who is concerned about global warming with a lobbying campaign depicting their industry as a solution to climate change. The Association of American Railroads, which represents such heavyweights as CSX Corp. and ...

Nara pagoda opens after first renovation in over 100 years

National Mar 1, 2021

Nara pagoda opens after first renovation in over 100 years

A pagoda that's a national treasure at Yakushiji, a Buddhist temple listed as a World Heritage site in Nara, was partially opened to the public Monday following its first renovation in more than 100 years. The East Pagoda, believed to be the sole remaining wooden ...

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus on 26 days in February

National Mar 1, 2021

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus on 26 days in February

Chinese coast guard ships sailed near the disputed Senkaku Islands almost every day last month, the Japanese government said Monday. In February, China Coast Guard ships were spotted inside the contiguous zone surrounding Japan's territorial waters around the Senkakus on 26 days, Chief Cabinet Secretary ...

Republican calls grow for U.S. to boycott 2022 Olympics in China

World Mar 1, 2021

Republican calls grow for U.S. to boycott 2022 Olympics in China

The U.S. should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday, becoming the latest Republican to join a growing furor over the games and Beijing's rights record. "We must boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China," Haley, a ...

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane scores 400th NHL goal

More Sports / Ice Hockey Mar 1, 2021

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane scores 400th NHL goal

Chicago forward Patrick Kane scored his 400th NHL goal Sunday during the Blackhawks' 7-2 rout of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the 100th player to reach the milestone. Kane has scored 11 goals in 23 games this season and is the eighth active NHL player ...