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Cartel blockades, gunfire leave 1 dead in Mexico border city

Nov. 16, 2019 3:38 PM EST

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Gangsters unleashed mayhem in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas, blocking major avenues, burning vehicles and engaging soldiers in shootouts that left one suspected gunman dead. The Tamaulipas state security agency known as the Coordinating...

Maryland, Virginia, plan to rebuild American Legion Bridge

Nov. 12, 2019 10:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The governors of Maryland and Virginia have announced plans to rebuild and widen the American Legion Bridge, which connects the two states. Govs. Larry Hogan and Ralph Northam made the announcement Tuesday at the Capital Region Transportation Forum in Washington. The project will replace...

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...

UN mission in Iraq proposes roadmap for ending upheaval

Nov. 10, 2019 10:06 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations' mission for Iraq on Sunday proposed a roadmap out of the country's social upheaval, while Amnesty International said Iraq's crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a "bloodbath." At least 319 protesters have been killed by security forces since the...

Seward seeks upgrades for antiquated flood-control system

Nov. 10, 2019 11:36 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Every fall, heavy storms test Seward's antiquated flood-control system, leading to fears of a major disaster should it finally fail after nearly eight decades of diverting a fast-moving creek away from its historical route through town. Officials say a tunnel that carries flood...

Escape tunnel underneath Berlin Wall opens to public

Nov. 7, 2019 9:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An escape tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall opened to the public on Thursday for the first time amid celebrations of the 30-year anniversary of the opening of communist East Germany's border. The tunnel at Bernauer Strasse, near the city's main Wall memorial, was opened by Mayor Michael...

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...

Alaska road project to start in 2020, include largest bridge

Nov. 5, 2019 9:15 AM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Department of Transportation plans to begin a project in 2020 to reroute the Sterling Highway and construct what would be Alaska's largest bridge, officials said. The Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Project will include installation of the bridge running across Juneau Creek Canyon and a...