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Chicago's postal delivery delivery under fire at hearing

Oct. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s postal delivery service has come under fire as “dysfunctional” for widespread delays in mail delivery at a recent congressional field hearing. The city's residents have complained for months that they aren't receiving important mail,...

ROTC students in 2 states rebuild bridge used in skills test

Oct. 17, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — ROTC students from three colleges along the Wisconsin and Minnesota border came together to rebuild a bridge that is part of a trail system used in an annual national competition. The Eagle Battalion included about a dozen students from the...

Ship owner, operator of interest in California oil spill

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has designated the Mediterranean Shipping Company and others as parties of interest in an investigation into a vessel that was determined to be the source of an offshore pipeline leak in Southern California. Coast...

Minnesota woman killed in North Dakota construction accident

Oct. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A road construction worker was killed in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown when she was struck by a dump truck. The Highway Patrol said the truck was backing up to pour asphalt on the roadway when it hit the 50-year-old woman from...

Expansion project underway on Burlington airport terminal

Oct. 16, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) — A $14.5 million terminal expansion is underway at the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. City, state and federal officials kicked off the construction on Thursday. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot expansion will be to the...

Interstate widening in Baton Rouge will involve tree removal

Oct. 16, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's transportation department is promising that two new trees will be planted for each one that is cut down to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. Construction on a new College Drive exit ramp near the I-10/I-12 split will begin by the...

Opening of shipping container apartments is delayed

Oct. 16, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Salt Lake City (AP) — The opening of affordable apartments in a six-story building made out of recycled shipping containers will be delayed because of a shortage of materials. Eco Box Fabricators owner Rod Newman said a delay in getting roofing materials and an elevator...

Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing, police say

Oct. 16, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said “should have done something." Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said...

1 dead after vehicle, South Shore train collide in Gary

Oct. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — One person died after a car and a South Shore commuter train collided, authorities said. A motorist tried to go around the gates at a crossing in Gary and was struck by the train around 6 p.m. Friday, South Shore Line President Michael Noland said. ...

Analysis: Beirut street battles may spell even darker times

Oct. 16, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The most powerful men in Lebanese politics have been in charge for decades, some since the early 1970s. They’ve survived civil war, assassinations, uprisings and other turmoil, hanging on to power for decades in a turbulent, unforgiving region. Now,...