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Southern Baptists' new leader: long career as bridge builder

Jun. 15, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

As ideological divisions wracked the Southern Baptist Convention this year ahead of a pivotal national meeting, one of the leading candidates for its presidency, Ed Litton, embraced a role as the man best equipped to build bridges and promote unity. “From time to time,...

Popular Big Sur trail to reopen after 13-year closure

Jun. 14, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A popular trail in Big Sur flanked by redwood trees that leads down through a gorge to a 60-foot waterfall is set to open to the public this week after a 13-year restoration needed when a wildfire destroyed access to it, officials announced Monday. ...

Red-listed bridge in Manchester up for rehabilitation

Jun. 12, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is planning to discuss the rehabilitation of a red-listed bridge carrying the road over Interstate 293 and Route 101 in Manchester. A public meeting via Zoom is scheduled for June 22 at 7 p.m. The...

Bernice King: Racial justice activism must focus on strategy

Jun. 10, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s youngest daughter said she's afraid American society is unraveling, telling a Christian radio network on Thursday that "I don’t know what’s going to happen ultimately to democracy." But Dr. Bernice King also said she...

Bridge construction halted when debris chunks fall on road

Jun. 10, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Construction of the 119th Street bridge in Olathe is on hold after drivers reported debris — one described it as “baseball size” — fell onto Interstate 35. The Kansas City Star reported Thursday that dozens of people...

Lane closures on Ohio River bridge extended for repairs

Jun. 09, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A bridge over the Ohio River that connects Kentucky and Indiana needs repair work, which means some lanes will be closed longer than expected, officials said. The three left lanes of the Interstate 65 Kennedy Bridge were closed Monday for an...

Security Council backs Guterres for second term as UN chief

Jun. 08, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council gave its unanimous backing to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term on Tuesday, assuring his election as the next U.N. chief by the General Assembly, most likely on June 18. The 15 council members adopted a...

Florida bridge tolls suspended amid repair to separate span

Jun. 07, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Motorists in the Pensacola area can continue to drive toll-free across one bridge while repairs continue on the hurricane-damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge. The toll suspension on the Garcon Point Bridge was set to expire Sunday. But Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Louisiana senators want temporary sales tax to be permanent

May. 31, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Louisiana lawmakers passed a 0.45% sales tax in 2018 to stabilize state finances, they pledged the tax hike would be temporary, a bridge to balance the budget while lawmakers gained time to work on a larger tax overhaul. Three years later, Republican state...

Transportation secretary to visit closed interstate bridge

May. 28, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit the Interstate 40 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas that's been indefinitely closed after a crack was found in one of its steel beams. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday...