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Canadian Pacific Railway acquires Kansas City Southern for $29B

Canadian Pacific Railway acquires Kansas City Southern for $29B

Business
March 21 (UPI) -- Canadian Pacific Railway agreed to purchase Kansas City Southern and create the first rail network linking the United States, Mexico and Canada. The companies agreed to a merger with CP acquiring KSC for $ 29 billion including assuming $ 3.8 billion of outstanding debt from KCS, while creating a network of about 20,000 miles of rail that will unite the three nations, according to a statement. Advertisement "This transaction will be transformative for North America, providing significant positive impacts for our respective employees, customers, communities and shareholders," CP President and CEO Keith Creel said. "This will create the first U.S.-Mexico-Canada railroad, bringing together two railroads that have been keenly focused on providing quality service to their cust...
Navy, Marines agree to integrated plan for southern commands

Navy, Marines agree to integrated plan for southern commands

Business
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy and Marine Corps commanders signed a plan codifying areas of responsibility to strengthen partnerships in the U.S. Southern Command. The Integrated Maritime Campaign Support Plan, a document regularly updated and modified, spells out strategies to better coordinate the 4th Fleet's Southern Command and Marine Corps Forces South. Advertisement Each command focuses on Central and South American waters. "We have competitors who seek to replace our influence in the maritime domain with an alternative form of partnership in the USSOUTHCOM AOR [the Southern Command's area of responsibility]," said Maj. Jon Wilkins, the Marine Corps' lead planner. "This plan acknowledges the nature of this competition, and seeks to maintain a continuous competitive advantage in the mari...
Powerful Typhoon Haishen bears down on southern Japan

Powerful Typhoon Haishen bears down on southern Japan

World
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Typhoon Haishen, the season's first super typhoon, bore down on Japan and South Korea on Saturday. Haishen became the first super typhoon of the season in the western Pacific Ocean late this past week, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Despite losing some wind intensity and no longer holding that status, Haishen remains a powerful and dangerous typhoon as it nears land. Advertisement The Korean Peninsula is bracing for its third significant typhoon strike within a week's time following Maysak and Typhoon Bavi, which made landfall in North Korea on Aug. 27. Residents still recovering from those two powerful storms will have little time to prepare for Haishen. As of Saturday night, typhoon warnings were in place across the Ryukyu Islands and southwestern Kyushu...
LSU schedules first football games against Southern, Grambling State

LSU schedules first football games against Southern, Grambling State

Sports
June 1 (UPI) -- For the first time in school history, defending national champion LSU scheduled football games against Southern and Grambling State, the university announced Monday. Both of the games against the historically black Louisiana schools will be played at LSU's Tiger Stadium, with Southern visiting on Sept. 10, 2022, and Grambling State on Sept. 9, 2023. Advertisement "This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs," LSU athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement. "These dates will be days to celebrate not only football, but the state of Louisiana and all of our people. It's time and we are all proud to be a part of it." LSU first began playing football in 1893, while Southern's football progr...
Rockets fired at southern Israel near Gaza Strip

Rockets fired at southern Israel near Gaza Strip

World
Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Two rockets were fired Saturday from the Gaza strip at southern Israel, Israel's military said Saturday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in the incident, which comes after a few days of relative quiet, though cross-fire attacks have increased overall in recent weeks. According to the Times of Israel, resident outside the Kibbutz Kissufim community, just east of the Gaza border, reported hearing the sound of an explosion, prompting security forces to begin searching for impact sites. The army later announced it had cancelled the revocation of about 500 permits allowing business owners to leave Gaza, since those retaliatory sanctions were only to be lifted in exchange for the cessation of attacks. "The last thing I want is to send troops to Gaza .....