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Old Champ Clark Bridge demolition to continue Monday

Nov. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EST

LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) — Officials expect to demolish the last two trusses of the old Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River on Monday. The Missouri Department of Transportation tells the Quincy Herald-Whig that it will use explosive devices to bring down the trusses on the Illinois side between 9 a.m....

Weekend service suspended on MBTA’s Red Line amid repairs

Nov. 16, 2019 1:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Service on a stretch of the Boston area’s busiest train line will be suspended for four weekends as crews replace aging tracks. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says Red Line service between the Broadway and Kendall/MIT stations will be replaced by shuttles beginning Nov....

Oregon, Washington governors to talk Interstate Bridge

Nov. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and Washington will meet Monday in Vancouver to show their commitment to restarting the long-discussed project to replace the Interstate Bridge. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Govs. Kate Brown and Jay Inslee have both expressed interest in reviving the...

Mississippi Governor: $53M in coastal restoration projects

Nov. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor has announced more than $53 million in projects to help coastal communities recover from BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Money for the 15 projects is coming from civil or criminal penalties resulting from the spill. “I am proud of the...

3 convicted in East Village explosion that killed 2 men

Nov. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were convicted of manslaughter Friday in the 2015 East Village building explosion that killed two men. They also were found guilty in Manhattan state Supreme Court of assault charges for injuries to 13 people in the massive blast that leveled half a block in a crowded...

Drilling begins for Las Vegas Convention Center people mover

Nov. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drilling began Friday for a $52.5 million underground people mover being built by a company backed by billionaire Elon Musk to whisk passengers between exhibit halls at an expanded Las Vegas Convention Center. Officials showed reporters a tunneling machine that was assembled in recent...

Kanye West wants to build amphitheater on his Wyoming ranch

Nov. 15, 2019 2:34 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming have received a building permit application from Kanye West for a proposed amphitheater on property owned by the rapper. West recently announced that he plans to move the headquarters of his shoe and clothing company, Adidas Yeezy, to Cody. He also wants to build a...

Closed bridge damaged in Halloween storm causing headaches

Nov. 15, 2019 8:40 AM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A closed bridge in Vermont that was damaged during a Halloween storm is forcing thousands of drivers to adjust their commute through South Burlington and Williston. Mynbc5.com reports that rushing water and debris wrecked a culvert underneath the temporary bridge connecting...

Poland threatens to stop importing gas from Russia

Nov. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's state gas company said Friday it will stop importing natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom when a long-term contract expires in three years, unless it can secure better commercial terms. The announcement comes as Poland has been working to reduce its dependence on Russian...

Seward Highway to see closures near Seward for repairs

Nov. 14, 2019 7:01 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Emergency repairs to culverts will periodically close the Seward Highway north of Seward. State highway officials say the repairs will begin Friday at Milepost 32.9 at Moose Creek and traffic will be slowed. Starting Sunday, the highway will close overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m....