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Homegrown foundation leader builds bridges, trust in Flint

Aug. 09, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Isaiah Oliver carefully parks his car in the crumbling parking lot of North Flint’s Greater Holy Temple Church. The lot at the church was meant for parishioners coming to worship, not 18-wheelers carrying pallets of bottled water. But as the city grapples...

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

Aug. 08, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. ...

Easing into vacation aboard the Boston-to-Cape Cod train

Aug. 08, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s buttoned-up South Station doesn’t typically conjure images of fold-up beach chairs, straw hats and rolling Yeti coolers. But on weekend mornings during the summer, that is what you’ll see. Instead of frenzied passengers running to catch...

Fire engulfs historic wooden bridge in southern China

Aug. 08, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that engulfed a covered wooden bridge with 900 years of history in southeastern China over the weekend. The entire length of the Wan'an Bridge appeared to be in flames in video and photos of the Saturday night fire in...

Farmers' group: Talks with Dutch govt delivered 'too little'

Aug. 05, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of the Netherlands' top agricultural lobby group said that a first round of talks Friday with a delegation led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the government’s nitrogen emissions reduction goals delivered “at the moment, too little" for thousands of...

Groups approve $2.7B plan for new bridge, highway at Mobile

Jul. 28, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A $2.7 billion plan to ease traffic along the northern Gulf Coast in Alabama with the construction of a new Interstate 10 bridge and highway through Mobile has taken a step forward with approval from two key planning organizations. Stalled for years in part...

New Los Angeles bridge opens, then quickly closes amid chaos

Jul. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest bridge in Los Angeles, a $588-million architectural marvel with views of the downtown skyline, opened to great fanfare on July 10. It has already been closed, to great dismay, several times since then amid chaos and collisions. The 6th Street Viaduct...

Croatia opens Adriatic coast bridge, linking divided region

Jul. 26, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Tuesday opened a long-awaited bridge connecting two parts of the country's Adriatic Sea coastline while bypassing a small sliver of Bosnia's territory. Top officials and guests gathered in the evening for a formal opening ceremony that included a...

Funding to help Forest Service update some facilities

Jul. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone National Forest is receiving $540,000 from Great American Outdoors Act to update some of its facilities. A portion of the recently allocated funds will be used at recreation facilities like Barren Fork Horse Camp and Bell Farm Horse Camp in...

All about Manchin: What Biden wanted for US, senator did not

Jul. 15, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It launched as the new president's ambitious plan for rebuilding America — a $2.3 trillion domestic infrastructure investment coupled with a $1.8 trillion plan to bolster U.S. families with support for health care, child care, college costs, unseen in generations. ...