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Senators race to seal infrastructure deal as pressure mounts

Jul. 26, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as Monday, as pressure is mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden's top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, key senators and staff spent the weekend...

Combat training program prepares pilots, crews for real deal

Jul. 26, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) — Capt. Matt Cale watched F-16 flyovers growing up in Arizona, which changed his dream of wanting to be a race car driver to being a pilot. In January 2019, he was assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base as a B-1B Lancer pilot, his top...

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

Jul. 25, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should go to public transit, the group’s lead Republican negotiator said Sunday. As discussions continued through the...

Plane flips after landing on Ocracoke; no serious injuries

Jul. 25, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say no one was seriously injured when a small airplane flipped over onto its roof shortly after landing at the Ocracoke Island Airport on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a news release from...

Spartanburg County ends roads fee after high court ruling

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Spartanburg County Council has voted to ends its $25 a year road fee in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision tossing a similar fee out in neighboring Greenville County. There have been other attempts in recent years to repeal the fee...

Grant to help fund transportation building at Alabama

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A $16.5 million grant will help fund a transportation research facility at the University of Alabama focused on electric vehicles, officials said. The project announced Friday was the largest portion of $23.5 million in funding approved for...

A rush to judgment raises questions about bridge inspections

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Monty Frazier was on leave when he received the phone call that ended his career. It was May 11, and the 51-year-old father of three had taken the week off from his job as a heavy bridge inspector with ArDOT, the Arkansas Department of...

Paddleboarding group isn't worried about falling into harbor

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A family of ducks swam along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as the sun rose, glimmers of pink and red reflecting off the buildings dotting the harbor. Aside from a few early-morning joggers, the harbor was still. But the ducks were about to have some company — stand-up...

Nevada airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

Jul. 24, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The airport serving Nevada’s second largest metro area faces a shortage of jet fuel that could force the cancellation of cargo and passenger fights, potentially restricting the flow of tourists and essential goods into the northern part of the state. ...

Traffic snarled after overpass debris falls onto I-90

Jul. 24, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — Multiple lanes of Interstate 90 eastbound have been shut down in Charlton after debris from an overpass fell onto the roadway on Saturday, according to Massachusetts State Police. Eastbound traffic was backed up for five miles Saturday morning...