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Today in History: JAN 28, Space Shuttle Challenger explodes

Jan. 28, 2023 00:12 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2023. There are 337 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1973, a cease-fire officially went into effect in the Vietnam War, a day after the signing of the Paris...

Study of Pittsburgh bridge collapse looking at leg fractures

Jan. 26, 2023 12:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators looking into the collapse of a Pittsburgh bridge nearly one year ago are looking closely at damage to the legs of the structure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. An agency update on the Jan, 28, 2022, failure of the Fern Hollow...

Bridge collapses in Mississippi; no injuries reported

Dec. 31, 2022 15:05 PM EST

WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities are helping residents get out of a neighborhood after a bridge collapsed. The Wilkinson County Emergency Management Agency said the Jackson Point Bridge in Woodville collapsed Thursday, when a truck driving across it fell through. ...

Wolf ends term with strong ratings after tumultuous times

Dec. 29, 2022 10:03 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will wrap up eight years in office next month, having steered Pennsylvania through unpredictable times when the Democrat made life-and-death decisions in the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic and managed the battleground state's presidential election amid...

AP's top 2022 photos capture a planet bursting at the seams

Dec. 28, 2022 07:51 AM EST

Taken together, they can convey the feeling of a world convulsing — 150 Associated Press images from across 2022, showing the fragments that make up our lives and freezing in time the moments that somehow, these days, seem to pass faster than ever. Here: a man recovering items from...

7th body discovered after bus plunged into Spanish river

Dec. 26, 2022 08:44 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities announced Monday that they had recovered another body after a bus plunged 30 meters (100 feet) from a bridge into a river on Christmas Eve, raising the toll of the fatal crash to seven dead and two injured. The search was resumed when a surviving...

New bridge opens in place of collapsed Pittsburgh span

Dec. 23, 2022 11:31 AM EST

A new bridge replacing replace one that collapsed earlier this year in Pittsburgh has opened to traffic. Cars began crossing new Fern Hollow bridge on Thursday — less than a year since a 50-year-old bridge carrying Forbes Avenue over a ravine collapsed on the morning of Jan. 28. ...

New bridge to open in place of collapsed Pittsburgh span

Dec. 21, 2022 14:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania officials say a newly built bridge to replace the one that collapsed earlier this year in Pittsburgh will open to traffic by the end of December. Gov. Tom Wolf and other state and local officials marked the announcement Wednesday by walking across the...

Collapsed Norway bridge had break in main span, probe finds

Dec. 02, 2022 06:41 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The collapse of a wooden road bridge in southern Norway was caused by “a break in one of the diagonals in the main span,” the Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority said in a report released Friday. In the report based on a preliminary...

EU nations fail to close rift on gas prices as cold sets in

Nov. 24, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — On winter's doorstep, European Union nations again failed to bridge bitter disagreements over a natural gas price cap Thursday as they struggle to effectively shield 450 million citizens from massive increases in their utility bills. An emergency meeting of energy...