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No more weekend closures for Southern California freeway

Nov. 18, 2019 2:26 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Repairs have been completed on a major Los Angeles-area freeway that was closed 15 weekends in a row over the past four months. The California Department of Transportation says Monday that a $134 million pavement repair project on State Route 60 was finished early Monday. The...

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....

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....

Construction finished on famed Bourbon Street

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A revitalization of New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street has been completed. Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined other city officials and community leaders Thursday to celebrate the $9.5 million project that began in September 2018 and spans the 500 to 800 blocks of Bourbon Street in the...

Town, developer reach agreement on prized Hudson River land

Nov. 14, 2019 4:59 PM EST

A Hudson River town and a developer have reached a settlement in a dispute over a coveted piece of land facing New York City. The agreement ends a lawsuit, filed in 2017 by 615 River Road Partners, that contained explosive allegations: that the town of Edgewater and developer Fred Daibes conspired to block River...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 13, 2019 3:53 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Poor condition of many state dams should worry every Pennsylvanian The York Dispatch Nov. 13 Infrastructure isn’t the most scintillating topic. For most folks, it probably rates somewhere between researching tax deductions...

Louisiana editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Nov. 12 The Houma Courier on Louisiana State University’s win over Alabama in football: No. 1 LSU’s 46-41 road victory Saturday over No. 2 Alabama will go down as one of the biggest wins in Tiger history. With three regular-season games remaining and...

Congo and Uganda presidents vow to boost trade

Nov. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi is visiting Uganda to promote trade between the neighboring countries, after Rwanda closed its border with Uganda. After meeting with Congo's leader in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Saturday Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said the two countries...

Downed wire sparks fire on Philadelphia trolley line

Nov. 8, 2019 6:25 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A downed overhead wire sparked a fire on a commuter trolley line in Philadelphia. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it happened early Friday at 33rd Street Station on Market Street. Passengers on the SEPTA trolley were evacuated and no one was injured....

Gulfport and Starkville awarded federal money for roads

Nov. 7, 2019 4:33 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi cities are receiving federal grants for road construction. Both of the state's U.S. senators and two of its representatives announced Wednesday that Gulfport will receive nearly $20.5 million and Starkville will receive nearly $12.7 million. The money for Gulfport is...