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Idaho-Wyoming natural gas pipeline needs environmental study

Aug. 10, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials won’t approve a natural gas pipeline from Idaho to Wyoming until additional environmental studies are completed. A U.S. District Court on Wednesday approved an agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and two environmental groups that filed a...

China stresses ties with Southeast Asia in Cambodia meeting

Aug. 04, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country's efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian countries at a meeting Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region. Wang's talks with top...

WVa officials mark start of highway project at Welch

Aug. 02, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are marking the start of road work to connect the town of Welch with the Coalfields Expressway. The $147.6 million project includes construction of two ramps and two bridges and will require more than 16 million yards of excavation, Gov....

Construction along Hollywood Walk of Fame set for 2023

Jul. 29, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Construction along the Hollywood Walk of Fame will begin next summer to make streetscape improvements for pedestrians and transit riders, officials said Thursday. The construction is expected to include an expanded pedestrian zone on part of Hollywood Boulevard,...

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...

Flash flood kills at least 21 people in southern Iran

Jul. 23, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Flash floods in Iran's drought-stricken southern Fars province have killed at least 21 people, state television said Saturday. Heavy rains swelled the Roudbal river by the city of Estahban, according to the city's governor Yousef Karegar. Karegar...

Deal for $5.5B Hyundai plant in Georgia nears final approval

Jul. 19, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The local economic development agency that worked with Georgia officials in recruiting Hyundai Motor Group to build a $5.5 billion electric car plant near Savannah approved its portions of the deal Tuesday, though details of tax breaks and other incentives have yet to be...

Van plunges into sinkhole in NYC, owner later drives van off

Jul. 19, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Street repairs were underway Tuesday after a van fell into a giant sinkhole in the Bronx. A sinkhole the length of three cars opened up on Radcliff Avenue in the Morris Park neighborhood after heavy rains Monday. Videos that aired on local news stations show a white...

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. ...

Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary heats up over gas

Jul. 06, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The two front-runners in Wisconsin's Republican primary race for governor went after one another Wednesday over gas prices, marking a more negative shift in the race less than five weeks before the Aug. 9 primary. Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch attacked...