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Iran begins pouring concrete for 2nd nuclear power reactor

Nov. 10, 2019 8:39 AM EST

BUSHEHR, Iran (AP) — Iran began pouring concrete Sunday for a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant, a facility Tehran points to as its reason to break the enrichment limit set by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. While celebrating the start of construction, the politics of...

In Berlin, quirky reminders linger from East-West divide

Nov. 4, 2019 9:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital — divided for decades by bricks and barbed wire — has slowly grown back together. Few visible scars remain other than those intentionally left in place to remind Berliners and tourists of the brutal border that...

Coal plant on tribal land to close after powering US West

Nov. 3, 2019 3:21 AM EST

ALONG THE BLACK MESA AND LAKE POWELL RAILROAD, Ariz. (AP) — Ron Little nestles into a familiar seat aboard a train locomotive and slides the window open, leaning out to get a better view of dozens of rail cars that stretch for a mile behind and the landscape he knows so well. The heavy steel wheels roll...

US inquiry into Mexican steel concrete reinforcing bars

Oct. 22, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has begun an inquiry into whether Mexican-made rebar imported into the United States is being altered to avoid antidumping duties. The U.S. Commerce Department says it opened the investigation at the request of U.S. domestic producers of the steel reinforcing bars...

Plan to build music venue at Cincinnati waterfront approved

Oct. 14, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Will The Banks soon be alive with the sound of music? County commissioners have reached an agreement with the Cincinnati Bengals and a business to allow a music venue to be built on the riverfront. Three Hamilton County commissioners unanimously approved a deal with concrete company...

NTSB: Firm tied to collapsed Miami bridge wasn't qualified

Oct. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The firm that reviewed the design of a Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year was mistakenly listed in a Florida state report as qualified for that type of project even when it wasn't, federal documents show. The National Transportation Safety Board released...

74-year-old man struck, killed by tractor-trailer

Oct. 8, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say a 74-year-old man has been struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Massachusetts. Pittsfield police say the man was struck just after 7 p.m. Monday as he was walking across the driveway of a concrete structure manufacturer in the city. The truck was turning into the...

Panel hears testimony about nuclear plant cracks, study

Sep. 25, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Neighbors of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant have told a federal panel that they want more transparent, independent monitoring of cracks that have formed in the plant's concrete foundation. New Hampshire Public Radio reports they spoke Monday before a panel of administrative judges...

At least they're talking: EU, UK push on with Brexit meets

Sep. 20, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators agreed Friday to press on with talks in search of an elusive Brexit deal, as Ireland's deputy leader warned that the two sides remain far apart despite an improvement in the "mood music." After weeks spent demanding that Britain provide concrete...

The Latest: UK's Supreme Court aims to rule early next week

Sep. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Britain's Supreme Court says it is aiming to hand down its judgment in a landmark legal challenge to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament early next week. The country's top court must...