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Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep

Sep. 26, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are already...

San Francisco's new transit terminal closes over beam crack

Sep. 26, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The so-called "Grand Central of the West" is closed out of safety concerns after workers discovered a crack in a support beam of the $2 billion transit terminal that opened just last month. Workers discovered the crack early Tuesday while installing roofing tiles at the Salesforce...

Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $2B terminal

Sep. 25, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials shut down the city's celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center's public roof garden. Coined the "Grand Central of the West," the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart of...

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

Sep. 25, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile legislative...

The Latest: Utility: No negative impacts at flooded ash dump

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Duke Energy says results from samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River. The data Duke released Monday came from a sample...

Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

Sep. 24, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday....

Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

Sep. 21, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that...

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Sep. 20, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year...

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

Sep. 20, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners sued Greenpeace and two other groups for up to $1 billion last year, arguing they...