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NTSB: Oversight could have prevented Miami bridge collapse

Nov. 12, 2019 6:54 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people while under construction had basic flaws that should have been caught before it was built, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board also faulted the firms involved in the project and Florida...

Towns agree to push for bridge repairs

Nov. 11, 2019 12:12 PM EST

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — Two towns have announced plans to write New Hampshire transportation officials to request that the bridge connect they two towns be repaired and reopened. The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the spandrel-arch Vilas Bridge over the Connecticut River that connects Rockingham,...

New Hampshire officials to reopen bridge on Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2019 5:26 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials are going to be reopening a bridge named after a Portsmouth man who died fighting during World War II. On Monday, officials are planning to reopen the George R. Laderbush Memorial Bridge, which carries motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic over the Route 1...

Project to fix a highway bridge awarded $25M federal grant

Nov. 9, 2019 9:27 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A $25 million federal grant has been awarded to fix a highway bridge between Providence and East Providence. The state's congressional delegation announced the U.S. Department of Transportation grant for Rhode Island's Department of Transportation, bringing the federal commitment...

Mississippi Republicans sweep governor, 7 statewide offices

Nov. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in seven other statewide races on Tuesday, as they also decided a host of legislative and local offices. Here's a look at the key races on Mississippi ballots: GOVERNOR Republicans kept...

Mississippi Republicans sweep governor, 6 statewide offices

Nov. 6, 2019 12:47 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in six other statewide races, as they also decided a host of legislative and local offices. Here's a look at the key races on Mississippi ballots: GOVERNOR Republicans are keeping their hold...

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...

Kentucky officials announce lane closures for bridge repairs

Nov. 4, 2019 4:54 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials say lane closures are planned on an Ohio River Bridge that connects Louisville to southern Indiana so that expansion joint repairs can be made. The Kentucky Transportation Department says in a statement that lane closures on the Interstate 65 Kennedy...

Maryland students flex their STEM muscles

Nov. 2, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — Jeremiah Acquah had barely placed the 20th bag of rice on the stack rising from a bridge made of popsicle sticks before they started sliding off. Jeremiah said he and fellow Springfield Middle School sixth-grader Vecen Williams didn't plan their bag placement properly at the...

Hughes, Hosemann chart similar paths on schools, Medicaid

Nov. 1, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

Democrat Jay Hughes spent four years in the state House staking out a place as a champion of public schools and teachers, only to end up running against three-term secretary of state Delbert Hosemann, a Republican who's promising a teacher pay raise every year and progress toward more funding for public schools....