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Crater Lake road system listed in national historic register

Nov. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EST

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Officials say the Army Corps of Engineers Road System at Crater Lake National Park is among Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. Park officials said Tuesday that the National Park Service accepted the nomination Aug. 12. The nomination...

Congo and Uganda presidents vow to boost trade

Nov. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi is visiting Uganda to promote trade between the neighboring countries, after Rwanda closed its border with Uganda. After meeting with Congo's leader in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Saturday Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said the two countries...

Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

Nov. 3, 2019 9:10 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks. Harvick won the fall race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again securing one of the...

Vermont remembers farmer who refused to sell for interstate

Oct. 28, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A symbol of progress overtaking the state's agricultural past — a tree that once shaded a farm now largely buried beneath Interstate 91 — is dying and must be cut down. People in the Ascutney neighborhood in the Connecticut River town of Weathersfield and the state of...

Vermont to remember man who took his life fighting progress

Oct. 28, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is asking the public for ideas for a permanent memorial to an Ascutney farmer who took his life after his farm was seized to make way for the construction of Interstate 91. A maple tree that has stood on what was once Romaine Tenney's farm is dying...

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Illinois state senator quits powerful panel amid FBI probe

Oct. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator under federal investigation for possible bribery and fraud involving state construction work resigned Friday as head of the powerful Senate Transportation Committee, hours after the chamber released an unredacted search warrant revealing more details about...

Erdogan attends launch of Serbia-Bosnia highway work

Oct. 8, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Bosnia's rival leaders to end a year-long political deadlock that has fueled tensions in the country. Erdogan spoke Tuesday after a joint meeting in Belgrade with the three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency and Serbia's...

3-way battle for Memphis mayor marked by bitter conflicts

Oct. 1, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even in an era known for divisive politics nationally, this year's race for Memphis mayor stands out, with accusations of racism, a magazine caricature widely viewed as offensive, a candidate who refuses to mention a female opponent by name and a dustup over homophobic tweets from...

Oregon, Washington to begin building I-5 bridge by 2025

Sep. 25, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal highway officials have endorsed an accelerated timeline proposed by Oregon and Washington transportation officials that sets the two states on a fast track toward construction on a new Interstate 5 bridge by 2025. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that last month, the two...