Construction and engineering

Rescues work among the debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when the raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa, while private broadcaster Sky TG24 said the collapsed section was about 200-meter long (650 feet). (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 1:14 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 7 p.m. A man who was under the highway bridge that collapsed in Italy calls it "a miracle" that he survived. The middle-aged man tells local Italian TV that he was standing in front of his truck under the bridge in the...
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Cars are blocked on the Morandi highway bridge after a section of it collapsed, in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in rubble below. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
August 14, 2018 - 12:57 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The CNR civil engineering society is calling for a "Marshall Plan" to repair or replace tens of thousands of bridges in Italy that have surpassed their lifespans, having been built in the 1950s and 1960s with...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will do whatever he can to fight any federal proposal to expand offshore drilling if it includes areas off New York state. The Democrat made his remarks Friday at an event on Long Island where he announced that additional pieces of the old Tappan Zee...
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In this July 11, 2018 photo, workers repave a street in Roseville, Calif., partially funded by a gas tax hike passed by the Legislature in 2017. Republican officeholders have plowed money into a November ballot initiative campaign to repeal the tax increase. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 05, 2018 - 12:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top national Republicans and grassroots donors alike have poured money into the campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase in California with the hopes it will drive turnout in November and help the GOP hold onto U.S. House seats in the heavily Democratic state. But they...
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A diver jumps from the Old Mostar Bridge during the 452nd traditional annual high diving competition, in Mostar, Bosnia, 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of the capital Sarajevo, Sunday, July 29, 2018. A total of 40 divers from Bosnia and neighboring countries leapt from the 25-meter-high (82-foot-) bridge into the Neretva River. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
July 29, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — To say that the high-diving competition that starts on a historic bridge and ends in a fast-flowing river is the pride of a city in southern Bosnia underestimates the resilience it's required to keep the tradition going. For centuries, the annual contest in Mostar...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight human rights groups say Kenya's government is violating the rights of nearly 18,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in the last two weeks to protect a forest and construct a road. Amnesty International and other groups said Wednesday that at least 10,000...
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FILE In this this June 27, 2018 file photo, construction continues on a home behind a for sale sign in Waukee, Iowa. U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday, July 18, that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
July 18, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. June's pace of construction...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it. The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean Line Energy Partners...
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July 12, 2018 - 12:09 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Strong National Museum of Play is set to break ground on a major expansion that will add a ropes course, parking garage and space for new attractions. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Thursday on what will be the centerpiece of the planned "Neighborhood of Play" in...
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad speaks to the media at a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, July 6, 2018. Mahathir says he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate "unfair" terms for China-backed projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 06, 2018 - 2:42 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate terms for China-backed rail and gas pipeline projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. The government has ordered Chinese state-owned companies to suspend work on the $20...
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