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Elon Musk unveils underground tunnels, offers rides to VIPs

Dec. 18, 2018 11:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube — the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls "soul-destroying traffic." Guests...

Genoa announces $229M project to replace collapsed bridge

Dec. 18, 2018 1:12 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Genoa's mayor on Tuesday announced that a 202-million-euro ($229 million) project by hometown architect Renzo Piano inspired by a naval ship has been chosen to replace the Morandi Bridge that collapsed last summer, killing 43 people. The project will be carried out by three Italian firms,...

California utility fires contractor from wildfire recovery

Dec. 17, 2018 10:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California utility on Monday said it terminated one of its contractors helping with wildfire recovery after three workers posted on social media insensitive photos and comments poking fun at victims and the region. Pacific Gas & Electric said Bigge Crane and Rigging Co....

Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

Dec. 15, 2018 2:17 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Genoa's mayor is promising that his city will have a new bridge by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed in the summer, killing 43 people. Mayor Marco Bucci on Saturday inaugurated a site that will demolish the pillars and parts of the span that remained standing when much of the...

Regulators OK $15B merger of troubled South Carolina utility

Dec. 14, 2018 5:19 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A power company's $15 billion deal to purchase a troubled South Carolina-based utility after a costly nuclear construction failure won approval Friday from state regulators. Following more than an hour of comment and debate, South Carolina's Public Service Commission approved...

The Latest: SC gov: Merger deal 'best of a bad situation'

Dec. 14, 2018 4:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina regulators' votes on issues concerning the fallout from a $9 billion nuclear construction project failure (all times local): 4:20 p.m. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says state regulators did their best to resolve a mess in approving a merger between a...

Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

Dec. 13, 2018 5:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

Dec. 12, 2018 6:17 PM EST

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should...

Michigan governor signs bill allowing Great Lakes oil tunnel

Dec. 12, 2018 4:43 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Wednesday establishing a panel to oversee construction of an oil pipeline tunnel in the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan, while opponents insisted the battle isn't over and could widen from the state Capitol to the courts. Snyder also...

Editorials from around Oregon

Dec. 12, 2018 2:22 PM EST

Mail Tribune, Dec. 12, on audit finding weakness in opioid tracking: For all the talk about opioid addiction and the need to address it, an audit by the Oregon Secretary of State's Office shows the state lags far behind others in preventing abuse. Secretary of State Dennis Richardson on Tuesday released the audit...