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Unclear when irrigation tunnel will be fixed after collapse

Aug. 12, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 100,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska and Wyoming remain dry after an irrigation tunnel collapsed last month, and it's not clear when the tunnel will resume handling water. Officials have been working to repair the tunnel that's 100 feet (30 meters) below ground since it...

Tunnel collapse on Wyoming-Nebraska border threatens crops

Jul. 25, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Nebraska and Wyoming were scrambling Thursday to respond to an irrigation tunnel collapse that cut off water to more than 100,000 acres of farmland in both states during one of the hottest and driest times of year, a major threat to the region's economy. The collapse...

Johnson's win elevates 'no-deal' Brexit risks to UK economy

Jul. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next U.K. prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has become murkier — and potentially more perilous. Johnson's comprehensive victory over Jeremy Hunt in the battle to lead the governing Conservative Party has made it more likely that...

Truck causes 100-year-old bridge to collapse in North Dakota

Jul. 23, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

NORTHWOOD, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say an overweight semitrailer loaded with dried beans caused a more-than-century-old bridge to collapse in North Dakota. Grand Forks County sheriff's officials say the bridge over the Goose River near Northwood collapsed Monday afternoon. Photos show the wooden...

Channel Tunnel operator: 'no-deal' Brexit now main scenario

Jul. 23, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is warning that Britain's departure from the European Union without a deal is now "very likely" and is its main scenario as it forecasts earnings. The operator says its outlook for earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in case of a...

Atlantia chosen to help relaunch Italy's Alitalia airline

Jul. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The state railway running Italy's Alitalia airline chose the Atlantia group of the Benetton empire as the final partner to work with the railway, the Italian treasury and Delta Air Lines on trying once again to relaunch the struggling flagship carrier. Ferrovie dello Stato said its board met...

Supreme Court agrees to hear 'Bridgegate' case

Jun. 28, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case involving two former New Jersey officials convicted of felonies for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge to punish a mayor for not backing their boss, former Republican Gov. Chris Christie. The justices announced they...

The Latest: Christie says 'Bridgegate' case wasn't a crime

Jun. 28, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court agreeing to hear an appeal involving two people convicted in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't think a crime was committed in the George Washington Bridge lane closure...

US officials seize Egyptian mummy linens coming from Canada

Jun. 26, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — U.S. border officials say they have seized ancient Egyptian mummy linens during enforcement operations at the Blue Water Bridge that connects Michigan with the Canadian province of Ontario. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday officers seized a package of five...