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Northbound part of Bangor-area bridge replacement about done

Sep. 26, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — The northbound stretch of a $45 million bridge replacement project in the Bangor area is almost finished. The project is called the Hampden Bridge Bundle. The Maine Department of Transportation said it plans to shift traffic onto the fourth of four...

UK climate activists face prison for blocking highways

Sep. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental activists who have repeatedly blocked Britain’s busiest highway face possible imprisonment after a judge granted an injunction against the protesters, Britain’s transport secretary said Wednesday. Members of campaign group Insulate...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 22, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: The next steps to protect abortion in Pennsylvania In one legislative session after another, Pennsylvania Republicans have tried to limit access to abortion throughout the commonwealth — and the fall...

Kosovo-Serbia border blocked by protesters amid tensions

Sep. 21, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovo-Serbia border was blocked again Tuesday by ethnic Kosovo Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. The traffic chaos raised fears that it may unleash much deeper tensions...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Jefferson City News Tribune. September 19, 2021. Editorial: Efficiency in government, from government Efficiency in government is something you see politicians harp on, not to mention us in the media.Of course, we all want our tax dollars to stretch...

Protesters target London's major ring road for 4th time

Sep. 20, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade apologized on Monday for their role in bringing another day of traffic chaos to London's major ring road but said the road blocks would continue unless a dialogue opens up. ...

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

Suspected DUI driver held after passing out in moving Tesla

Sep. 17, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who apparently passed out while her Tesla was on Autopilot and hit a Southern California freeway wall was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said. Karla Villanueva, 31, was arrested late Thursday in the Los Angeles...

Slain Marine laid to rest in Missouri after procession

Sep. 17, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands took part in a procession for a Marine from Missouri who was among 13 service members killed in the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The Missouri State Highway Patrol closed down some interstates Thursday as a Humvee...

Flooding causes traffic snarls, water rescues in Richmond

Sep. 17, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Heavy rains in portions of Virginia stopped traffic on interstate highways and led to a number of water rescues, officials said. A storm moving through the Richmond area dropped nearly 3 inches of rain in one hour. The Richmond Fire Department...