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EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spending

May. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state's population, officials said Friday. The combined federal and state funding of...

India accuses China of illegal construction in border area

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday objected to China's construction of a second bridge across disputed Pangong Lake, an area it said has been under the "illegal occupation” of China since the 1960s. India’s challenge comes amid a two-year-old standoff involving thousands of...

1 found dead, 9 missing after tunnel collapses in Kashmir

May. 20, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescuers have found the body of one worker in Indian-controlled Kashmir after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region and are continuing to search for nine others who are trapped, officials said Friday. The tunnel is part of a mountainous highway...

China becomes wild card in Sri Lanka's debt crisis

May. 20, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China says its initiative to build ports and other infrastructure across Asia and Africa, paid for with Chinese loans, will boost trade. But in a cautionary tale for borrowers, Sri Lanka's multibillion-dollar debt to Beijing threatens to hinder efforts to resolve a...

Buffalo shooting leaves neighborhood without a grocery store

May. 18, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tops Friendly Market was more than a place to buy groceries. As the only supermarket for miles, it became a sort of community hub on Buffalo's East Side — where you chatted with neighbors and caught up on people's lives. "It's where we go to buy bread and...

Indiana Republicans show no signs of moving for gas tax cut

May. 18, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans aren’t showing signs of putting the brakes on rising state gasoline taxes even as the state government continues its streak of fast-growing tax collections. Motorists in Indiana are now paying about 56 cents per gallon in state taxes on...

Greek leader tells Congress democracy is tested by Russia

May. 17, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday their shared belief in “freedom over tyranny, in democracy over authoritarianism” is being tested as he focused on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Mitsotakis...

Heavy rains trigger floods in northeast India, killing 11

May. 17, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — At least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said Tuesday. Several railway stations were closed because of floods, said Nazreen Ahmed, a senior official in Assam’s Dima Hasao...

Grant to fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park

May. 17, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The $358,035 grant for the Ratliff Hole Area Renovation in Pike County will go toward a new trail, improved parking and...

Fan falls through Detroit footbridge on way to Tigers game

May. 16, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man walking on a footbridge to a Detroit Tigers game said he fell 15 feet (4.6 meters) to the ground when part of the concrete collapsed. Ely Hydes said the incident occurred May 9, but the bridge still was open until The Detroit News reached out to the state...