Construction and engineering

People gather in front of the broken banks of the Patel dam near Solai, in Kenya's Rift Valley, Thursday, May 10, 2018. A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said Thursday. At least 20 of the dead were children, police said. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2018 - 1:20 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Villagers said it started with a loud rumble, then houses collapsed one by one under an approaching wall of water. "We took our children and rushed to higher ground," farmer Joseph Maina told The Associated Press. Their home was submerged and their crops were washed away but...
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Members of the National Youth Service carry away a dead body covered in a blanket during the early hours of Thursday, May 10, 2018 near Solai, in Kenya's Rift Valley. Water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Nakuru County late Wednesday night after heavy rains, sweeping away hundreds of homes and killing dozens. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2018 - 8:23 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said Thursday. At least 20 of the dead were children, police said. Water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, on Wednesday...
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FILE-- In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo a solar panel is installed on the roof of the Old Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, Calif. After extensive renovations, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown moved into the mansion in late 2015, becoming the first chief executive to live in the home since Ronald Reagan in 1967. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 09, 2018 - 2:36 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may start requiring solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings built after 2020, the first such mandate nationwide and the state's latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The California Energy Commission, which will vote on the regulations...
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May 07, 2018 - 5:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — State casino regulators agreed on Monday to remove Steve Wynn's name from the license his former company was issued to operate a $2.4 billion resort casino under construction near Boston. Wynn resigned as chairman and chief executive of Wynn Resorts in February after sexual misconduct...
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May 01, 2018 - 7:50 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A developer has secured federal and state permits to remove four young peregrine falcons from their nest on a downtown Pittsburgh building. The 2-week-old birds are nesting near another building that's being redeveloped for student apartments. The developer stopped work on the...
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In this Friday, April 27, 2018 photo, a Great White Heron appears through trees on Bayou Sorrel in the Atchafalaya River Basin in La. A company building a crude oil pipeline is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a judge's order that had suspended construction work in an environmentally fragile swamp. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Monday, April 30, by attorneys for Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, federal regulators and environmental groups opposed to the project. In February, a judge temporarily stopped all pipeline construction work in the Atchafalaya Basin. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 30, 2018 - 4:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — One of the federal judges considering whether to allow construction of a crude oil pipeline to continue in an environmentally fragile Louisiana swamp seemed to downplay concerns Monday about the project's impact on forested wetlands. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court...
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AP Photo/Mike Groll
April 30, 2018 - 1:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Relief is on the way for New York drivers being rattled by countless potholes produced by a harsh, lingering winter. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that more than $100 million in state funding will be spent on repaving and repairing state-owned roadways. The Democrat says...
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second from left, is greeted by Chinese officials as he arrives at the airport in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, early Friday, April 27, 2018. Modi is in China for what Chinese state media has described as a two-day "informal meeting" with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 27, 2018 - 5:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of India and China met at a lakeside city in central China on Friday amid tensions along their contested border and a rivalry for influence among their smaller neighbors that could determine dominance in Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted Indian Prime Minister...
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second from left, is greeted by Chinese officials as he arrives at the airport in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, early Friday, April 27, 2018. Modi is in China for what Chinese state media has described as a two-day "informal meeting" with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 27, 2018 - 2:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of India and China plan to meet Friday at a lakeside resort amid tensions along their contested border and a rivalry for influence among their smaller neighbors that could determine dominance in Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to sit down with Indian Prime...
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In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend the BRICS summit in Goa, India. Modi is travelling April 27-28, 2018 to meet with Xi for a visit that some experts have described as a possible way to reset a complicated relationship between the two Asian powers that has faced several tests last year, including a tense border standoff. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:45 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a visit that some experts believe could reset a complicated relationship that faced several tests last year, including a tense border standoff. The meeting between the leaders of the world's...
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