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Sinkhole no longer poses danger, engineering study says

Aug. 6, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — A sinkhole near an interstate in Black Hawk that forced some residents to evacuate their homes no longer poses danger based on an engineering study that did not find any voids under the road, the South Dakota Department of Transportation says. DOT hired Rapid City-based FMG...

Washington fish trap opens October, will be largest in U.S.

Aug. 3, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WHITE RIVER, Wash. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will complete a fish trapping facility 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Seattle in October that will be the largest in North America. The White River Fish Passage Facility will be able to handle an estimated one million salmon per year. The $131...

Panel declines to approve demolition of closed church

Aug. 2, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An architectural panel in Philadelphia has declined to approve demolition of a shuttered 19th-century church sought by the New Jersey developer who bought the building earlier this year but says the crumbling structure faces imminent collapse. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the...

Corps adds 1 month to crawfishing at Indian Bayou area

Jul. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

PORT BARRE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says it’s adding a month to the crawfish season in 28,500 acres (11,500 hectares) of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin because a slow drop in the Atchafalaya River is making for great crawfishing there. About 140 people have the special use permits...

Lawsuit frozen as officials seek to give dam to local groups

Jul. 21, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A legal fight over removing a dam on the Savannah River is on hold while congressional representatives explore giving the dam to local governments who want to keep it. U.S. District Judge Mark Gergel agreed Friday to stay until Oct. 1 a lawsuit against the federal government by the...

Corps to release review of Alaska mine project this week

Jul. 20, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to release its final environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major salmon fishery in southwest Alaska, a review a corps official says will inform a permit decision expected later this year. For years, the...

FILE - This April 3, 2013, file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah. Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in an apparent Bitcoin scam. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Experts say Twitter breach troubling, undermines trust

Jul. 16, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A breach in Twitter’s security that allowed hackers to break into the accounts of leaders and technology moguls is one of the worst attacks in recent years and may shake trust in a platform politicians and CEOs use to communicate with the public, experts said Thursday. The FBI said...

New Cape Cod bridges to be built in 3-phase process

Jul. 15, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The $1 billion effort to replace the two bridges that connect Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts will be done in three phases, with construction not expected to start until 2025 at the earliest, state transportation officials say. The multiyear process will include preliminary design,...

Public feedback sought in transportation study

Jul. 15, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public feedback as part of a study on transportation issues in Mayfield. The study will look at safety and congestion issues in the western Kentucky city, according to a statement from the Transportation Cabinet. The goal is to identify...

Some work remains on gates at 1968 saltwater barrier

Jul. 14, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has refurbished the gates at a 52-year-old saltwater barrier in Louisiana, but tells boaters that some work remains. It says that means it will have to close the Calcasieu Saltwater Barrier gates intermittently during the day, sometimes causing backups...