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Pope Francis recites the Angelus prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, after celebrating a Mass for the Feast of Rome's Patrons Saints Peter and Paul, at the Vatican, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope urges US Catholic media to work to overcome racism

Jun. 30, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Catholic media in the U.S. to work to overcome the “diseases of racism and injustice" in his latest comments about George Floyd's death in the U.S. and the anti-racism protests that followed. In a message to a virtual conference of Catholic journalists of North...

Cables, carbon wraps to support cracked West Seattle Bridge

Jun. 30, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Construction workers are expected to begin work on the West Seattle Bridge this week, adding carbon strips and steel cables for support after engineers discovered growing cracks in March, transportation officials said. The Seattle Department of Transportation announced Monday that work on...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 29, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 23, 2020. No more waiting: Des Moines must approve real changes to policing practices “I think there’s just no acknowledgment that a large segment of the population, this minority population, they have no confidence in law enforcement.” Des Moines attorney Gina...

Feds boost replacement of century-old New Jersey rail bridge

Jun. 19, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

A nearly $2 billion project to replace a century-old rail bridge in New Jersey that has been a source of delays over many years received a boost Friday from the federal government. The Federal Transit Administration approved the Portal North Bridge project to advance to the engineering phase, during which it can...

Foes of new Detroit-Canada bridge lose key court decision

Jun. 18, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court ruled in favor of the state Thursday in a challenge to a second bridge being built between Detroit and Canada. Companies controlled by the Moroun family, owners of the Ambassador Bridge, sued over the condemnation of land to make room for the Gordie Howe...

Los Angeles-area freeway to shut for 4 nights during repairs

Jun. 16, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A major Los Angeles-area freeway will be completely closed for four nights this week as crews replace three bridges. The California Department of Transportation says starting Tuesday a stretch of State Route 60 will be shut in both directions near Chino. The nighttime closures...

Seattle considers replacing cracked bridge with tunnel

Jun. 10, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — City leaders have discussed replacing the West Seattle Bridge with a tunnel or more traditional bridge options after engineers discovered growing infrastructure cracks in March. The Seattle Department of Transportation announced it may also put $2 million in federal money toward initial...

Woman dies in crash at road construction site

Jun. 10, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

BETHEL, Vt. (AP) — A Bethel woman was killed when her vehicle crashed at a road construction zone, Vermont State Police said. Jenna Townsend, 24, of Bethel, was driving on Route 12 Tuesday evening when her vehicle went off the road, traveled through a bridge construction site and collided with the...

NJ Transit's longer-term plans focus on infrastructure

Jun. 8, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

New Jersey Transit unveiled a five-year capital plan Monday that would require nearly $6 billion in additional funding to address bus and train reliability and safety. Along with a 10-year strategic plan, the release marked the first time the nation's largest statewide transit system has shared long-term plans...

‘No other roads like it’: N.C. 12 is in a class by itself

Jun. 7, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — As hurricane season begins, N.C. 12 might be the most vulnerable road in the state. And one of the most crucial to a local economy. And one of the most expensive to maintain. The two-lane road runs 148 miles along the Outer Banks from Corolla to a community called Sea Level, through...