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Work continues on removing lead water lines in Benton Harbor

Jan. 16, 2022 09:34 AM EST

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — More than 400 water service lines in Benton Harbor have been replaced or verified to be free of lead, according to state officials. City officials also are reviewing bids from contractors for removal of an estimated 3,900 lead service lines, Michigan's...

Young Brothers to restore Kahului-Honolulu cargo services

Jan. 14, 2022 15:28 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Young Brothers will once again accept all its usual cargo items for shipping from Maui to Oahu after a staffing shortage triggered by a COVID-19 outbreak disrupted some operations. The interisland shipping company said Thursday that “barring any...

US to close Gulf ports to Mexican fishing boats for poaching

Jan. 12, 2022 21:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government will prevent Mexican fishing vessels from entering U.S. ports on the Gulf of Mexico, arguing the Mexican government has not done enough to prevent its boats from illegally fishing in U.S. waters. Starting Feb. 7, Mexican fishing boats in the...

Port on Columbia River fined $1.3M over nitrate violations

Jan. 12, 2022 16:26 PM EST

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has fined the Port of Morrow along the Columbia River $1.3 million for repeatedly over-applying agricultural wastewater on nearby farms in an area that already has elevated levels of groundwater nitrates. The Capital Press reports the state Department...

Sri Lanka to sign oil terminal deal with India

Jan. 04, 2022 07:03 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has agreed with India to jointly redevelop a strategic oil terminal consisting of nearly 100 large oil tanks, Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila said Tuesday. He said the Cabinet approved the proposal and an agreement with India should be signed...

Construction to start soon on elevated stretch of La. 1

Dec. 23, 2021 12:35 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Construction will begin early next year on a $463 million project that will add 8.3 miles (13.4 kilometers) of elevated highway in Louisiana's Lafourche Parish. State highway chief Shawn Wilson executed the contract with James Construction last month and the...

Buttigieg doles out $241M to US ports to boost supply chain

Dec. 23, 2021 12:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is awarding more than $241 million in grants to bolster U.S ports, part of the Biden administration's near-term plan to address America's clogged supply chain with infrastructure improvements to speed the flow of goods. The...

Vermont housing group buys 2nd hotel this month

Dec. 20, 2021 17:11 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Champlain Housing Trust has purchased the Days Inn in Shelburne, its second major acquisition this month and the eighth lodging establishment it has purchased since 2013, the organization said Monday. The trust's Harbor Place motel will eventually shift...

Engineer pleads guilty to terrorism for LA train derailment

Dec. 16, 2021 19:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An train engineer who intentionally derailed a locomotive near a U.S. Navy hospital ship that was deployed in Los Angeles harbor to help during the COVID-19 pandemic pleaded guilty Thursday to committing a terrorist attack. Eduardo Moreno, 45, who worked at the...

Passenger jumps out of plane taxiing at Phoenix airport

Dec. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A passenger on an arriving Southwest Airlines flight taxiing at Phoenix's main airport opened a galley door, jumped out and ran to an airport fire station where he barricaded himself, authorities said Saturday. The man's identity wasn't immediately...