Construction and engineering

Waves pound the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle, N.C.,as Hurricane Dorian moves north off the coast. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 5:28 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dorian howled over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the low-lying barrier islands as a weakened Category 1 hurricane. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association weather station at Cape Lookout, located inside the western eyewall of Dorian, reported...
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Waves pound the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle, N.C.,as Hurricane Dorian moves north off the coast. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 4:19 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — After triggering tornadoes in South Carolina, Hurricane Dorian was closing in for a possible direct hit Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a string of low-lying islands, even as it weakened to a Category 1 storm. On Ocracoke Island, near the southern end of the 200-mile...
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Waves pound the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle, N.C.,as Hurricane Dorian moves north off the coast. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 3:21 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — After triggering tornadoes in South Carolina, Hurricane Dorian was closing in for a possible direct hit Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a string of low-lying islands, even as it weakened to a Category 1 storm. On Ocracoke Island, near the southern end of the 200-mile...
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Residents of the Boardwalk RV Park discuss the path of a possible waterspout or tornado, generated by Hurricane Dorian, struck the area, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Emerald Isle, N.C. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 8:53 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least four deaths in the Southeast were blamed on the storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2014, file photo, Union Pacific locomotives pull a train in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Union Pacific expects to haul less freight in the second half of the year than it previously predicted, which isn't a good sign for the economy. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
September 04, 2019 - 6:32 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific expects to haul less freight in the second half of the year than it previously predicted, which isn't a good sign for the economy. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Wednesday that the volume of cars, construction materials, grain and imported goods it will...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019 photo, construction crews replace a section of the primary wall separating San Diego, above right, and Tijuana, Mexico, below left, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
September 04, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to kill or delay hundreds of construction projects on U.S. military bases to fund about 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border is stoking the ire of Capitol Hill Democrats, who promise they won't replace the money needed to revive the...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Jumeirah Palm Island luxury villas are seen by their private beaches in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai's ruler has issued a directive to curb the pace of new real estate construction projects amid falling demand and property prices. On Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered the creation of a committee to study the needs of the real estate market, evaluate all future projects and control the pace of projects so supply does not outstrip demand. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
September 02, 2019 - 2:38 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's ruler issued a directive on Monday that would curb the pace of new real estate construction projects as property prices fall and the sheer scale of developments threatens to outstrip demand. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered the creation of a...
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Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during an interview in his office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Moise told The Associated Press Wednesday that he will serve out his term despite rising violence, poor economic performance and months of protests over unresolved allegations of corruption in his predecessor’s administration. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
August 29, 2019 - 5:03 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president says he will serve out his term despite rising violence, poor economic performance and months of protests over unresolved allegations of corruption in his predecessor's administration. President Jovenel Moise pledged in an interview with The Associated...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. Oil industry and environmental groups say they expect the Environmental Protection Agency to release a proposed rule over the next few days that will roll back requirements on detecting and plugging methane leaks at oil and gas facilities (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 29, 2019 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas. The proposed rule follows President Donald Trump's directions to...
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, meet at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 10:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — Visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held talks Thursday with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in which the Southeast Asian leader was expected to discuss a ruling on the disputed South China Sea. The 2016 Hague arbitration ruling mostly invalidated China's claim to...
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