Construction and engineering

This May 25, 2018, photo shows a home under construction in Hampton Township, Pa. On Tuesday, June 19, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in May. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
June 19, 2018 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May's...
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June 18, 2018 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defense lawyers told jurors at the start of a New York trial that they'll discover prosecutors were wrong to say a university president conspired with construction company executives to rig bids for upstate projects. Several defense lawyers said the former president of the State...
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June 18, 2018 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and several construction company executives are being tried on federal corruption charges. Alain Kaloyeros (uh-LAYN' kal-oh-YEHR'-ohs) and his co-defendants say no wrongdoing occurred in the bidding for...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2015 photo, Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist with the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, looks at a culvert, a large pipe that allows streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon, along the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Wash. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices divided 4-4 Monday, June 11, 2018, in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and the federal government. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
June 11, 2018 - 3:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state must continue restoring salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order. The justices divided 4-4 in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Northwest Indian tribes...
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June 11, 2018 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 10 about the opening of 3 World Trade Center, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the anchor tenant in the building. It is GroupM, not 3M. The story also should have made clear that the tower could be called the fourth skyscraper to open at the...
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In this June 7, 2018 photo, One World Trade Center towers over its neighbors, including 3 World Trade Center, center, an 80-story office building in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 10, 2018 - 2:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood. Monday's ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot (329-meter) 3 World Trade Center marks a major step in the rebuilding of the site,...
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In this Saturday, June 9, 2018, photo, a World War II cannon is decorated with flowers to honor the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 10, 2018 - 6:09 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A new surveillance camera was installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Located a quarter mile (400 meters) off the coast...
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In this Saturday, June 9, 2018, photo, a technician installs a surveillance camera at one of the driveways of Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore. A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway now easing into the political spotlight ahead of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 10, 2018 - 12:46 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A new surveillance camera was installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Located a quarter mile (400 meters) off the coast...
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In this Saturday, June 9, 2018, photo, a technician installs a surveillance camera at one of the driveways of Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore. A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway now easing into the political spotlight ahead of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 09, 2018 - 11:18 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — A new surveillance camera was installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Located a quarter mile (400 meters) off the coast...
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June 06, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The Water Resources Development Act would authorize a host of projects nationwide,...
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