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Court: NJ Transit due $300 million in Sandy damage coverage

Jan. 27, 2021 2:52 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that New Jersey Transit has the right to an additional $300 million in insurance coverage based on damage it sustained during Superstorm Sandy. The ruling upheld a lower court's decision that rejected the claims of several insurers that New...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 27, 2021 12:17 PM EST

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Jan. 26 The Tampa Bay Times on where Florida ranks in the vaccination process: Depending on who’s talking, Florida is either a leader or a laggard in inoculating residents against COVID-19. And it’s possible to find data to back up either claim....

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard speaks during an NCAA college football news conference, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State's athletic budget outlook is better than expected, and the school will push forward with several initiatives that should create new revenue streams, athletic director Jamie Pollard said in a video sent to fans Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa State athletic finances improving; new projects planned

Jan. 25, 2021 2:14 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's athletic budget outlook is better than expected, and the school will push forward with several initiatives hoped to create new revenue streams, athletic director Jamie Pollard said in a video sent to fans Monday. The COVID-19 pandemic was expected to cause operating revenue...

InvestigateWest: Washington state plan would slash emissions

Jan. 25, 2021 11:52 AM EST

After more than a decade of the supposedly eco-friendly Pacific Northwest and British Columbia falling short on pledges to fight climate change, a new blueprint emerged this month for how to eliminate all but a sliver of fossil-fuel emissions. The 428-page plan by Washington state outlines how to make a...

Interstate 70 reopens in St. Louis after water main break

Jan. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A section of Interstate 70 that was closed in St. Louis after a water main break stalled several vehicles on the highway has reopened. The St. Louis Fire Department said the highway was closed Saturday evening after water flowed across the road. Firefighters had to rescue a family of five...

2nd bridge proposed connecting Bullhead City with Laughlin

Jan. 24, 2021 11:04 AM EST

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Construction bids are being taken for a proposed second bridge over the Colorado River that would connect Bullhead City, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada. The Mohave Valley Daily News reports that the invitation to bid required an agreement with the Nevada Department of...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mexican leader says Biden offers $4B for Central America

Jan. 23, 2021 3:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first calls to foreign leaders went to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a strained moment for the U.S. relationship with its North American neighbors. Mexico's president said Saturday that Biden...

Biden has North Dakota energy officials pondering the future

Jan. 23, 2021 1:03 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The inauguration of Joe Biden as president has many who care about energy in North Dakota wondering what his administration will tackle first as it seeks to bring about a cleaner environment. Top of mind for some is the Dakota Access Pipeline, which carries as much as half of North...

FILE — In this March 19, 2015 file photo, large panels of the ceiling are missing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a plan Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to rebuild and expand the embattled midtown Manhattan bus terminal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig File)

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

Jan. 22, 2021 9:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a proposal Thursday to rebuild and expand the embattled midtown Manhattan bus terminal....

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden calls Canada's Trudeau, Mexico's López Obrador

Jan. 22, 2021 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made his first calls to foreign leaders as America's commander in chief on Friday, dialing up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a strained moment for the U.S. relationship with its North American...