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3rd phase of Newport Pell Bridge rehab project to start

Aug. 9, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The third and final phase of the Newport Pell Bridge roadway deck rehabilitation project is expected to start this week about a month ahead of schedule. Preparation work will begin Tuesday with hydro-demolition and milling work beginning the week of Aug. 17, the Rhode Island Turnpike...

Bridge construction worker killed by flying tire in Iowa

Aug. 6, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

MONDAMIN, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa highway construction worker has died after being hit by a speeding tire that came loose from a pickup truck, officials said. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon, while Homero Carrillo, 51, was with a crew working on a bridge on Interstate 29 in Harrison County near...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with residents about damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Death toll rises, mass power outages after storm destruction

Aug. 5, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least nine people, including a 5-year-old girl with autism, were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after felled trees...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964 file photo, Japanese runner Yoshinori Sakai lights the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the nuclear weapon destroyed that city. He symbolized the rebirth of Japan after the Second World War as he opened the 1964 Tokyo Games. Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city.  Just over 19 years later, he ran with the Olympic flame into the national stadium, left the cinder track, and jogged up a long flight of flower-lined stairs to reach the top.  (AP Photo/File)

Man born in Hiroshima lights 1964 Tokyo Olympic cauldron

Aug. 5, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshinori Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Just over 19 years later, he ran with the Olympic flame into the national stadium, left the cinder track, and jogged up a long flight of flower-lined stairs to reach the top. ...

5-year-old autistic girl missing in storm found dead

Aug. 5, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 5-year-old autistic girl who disappeared from a Philadelphia-area home during the height of Tuesday's storm was found dead Wednesday and was believed to have been swept away by floodwaters in the creek behind her house, authorities said. Police in Montgomery County's Towamencin...

A rainbow shines over the new San Giorgio Bridge in Genoa, Italy, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Two years ago this month, a stretch of roadbed collapsed on Genoa's Morandi Bridge, sending cars and trucks plunging to dry riverbed below and ending 43 lives. On Monday, Italy's president journeys to Genoa for a ceremony to inaugurate a replacement bridge. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Genoa has new bridge 2 years after collapse that killed 43

Aug. 3, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — With a rainbow as a backdrop, Italy's president inaugurated a replacement bridge Monday in Genoa, but families of those killed when the Morandi Bridge collapsed boycotted the ceremony along with the firefighters who pulled many of the 43 dead from smashed cars and trucks. Two years ago...

Bridge section damaged in Tempe train derailment demolished

Aug. 2, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A 150-foot portion of a century-old bridge that was damaged in a train derailment and resulting fire in Tempe was demolished Sunday as part of the cleanup process. Union Pacific Railroad officials said the demolished portion of the bridge will likely be cut into smaller pieces so it can...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on the House East Front Steps on Capitol Hill in Washington ahead of the House vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. California Congresswoman Bass has emerged a leading contender to be Democrats' vice presidential candidate. Allies say her reputation as a bridge-builder would make her a strong partner to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

'Building bridges': How Bass became a leading VP contender

Jul. 31, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's leaders were deadlocked and on the verge of financial catastrophe in 2008. Five negotiators, including Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, couldn't agree on a budget that would guide the nation's most populous state through the Great Recession. Enter Karen Bass,...

A tomb from the early 20th Century stands partially demolished amid construction of a new highway through the Northern Cemetery in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 26, 2020. Dozens of graves have been partially or fully destroyed as the government builds two large expressways through the City of the Dead, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Authorities say no registered monuments have been harmed, but preservationists have raised alarm that graves of historical value are being lost and that the multilane highways tear apart the fabric of a historic necropolis that has remained intact for centuries.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Highways raise alarm in Cairo's historic City of the Dead

Jul. 31, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — For centuries, sultans and princes, saints and scholars, elites and commoners have been buried in two sprawling cemeteries in Egypt’s capital, creating a unique historic city of the dead. Now in its campaign to reshape Cairo, the government is driving highways through the cemeteries,...

Seattle bridge repair effort advances, bridge future unclear

Jul. 27, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Workers on Monday managed to attach two large platforms to the underside of a damaged commuter bridge. But officials still don't know whether the repairs they are set to start will permanently fix the bridge or not. The West Seattle Bridge that links the West Seattle neighborhood with the...