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Congo and Uganda presidents vow to boost trade

Nov. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi is visiting Uganda to promote trade between the neighboring countries, after Rwanda closed its border with Uganda. After meeting with Congo's leader in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Saturday Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said the two countries...

Downed wire sparks fire on Philadelphia trolley line

Nov. 8, 2019 6:25 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A downed overhead wire sparked a fire on a commuter trolley line in Philadelphia. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it happened early Friday at 33rd Street Station on Market Street. Passengers on the SEPTA trolley were evacuated and no one was injured....

Gulfport and Starkville awarded federal money for roads

Nov. 7, 2019 4:33 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi cities are receiving federal grants for road construction. Both of the state's U.S. senators and two of its representatives announced Wednesday that Gulfport will receive nearly $20.5 million and Starkville will receive nearly $12.7 million. The money for Gulfport is...

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...

Interstate widening project set to start in West Virginia

Nov. 6, 2019 4:36 AM EST

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Construction is set to start on a widening project along Interstate 64 in West Virginia between Huntington and Charleston. Crews will put construction barrels along the interstate starting Wednesday between the Merritts Creek and Huntington Mall exits in Barboursville. The $71...

The Latest: GOP on track to keep legislative supermajorities

Nov. 6, 2019 12:50 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi's elections (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Republicans will expand their supermajority in the Mississippi state Senate and are on their way to retaining their supermajority in the state House. In the Senate, they had 23 candidates unopposed and are on track to...

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...

Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

Nov. 3, 2019 9:10 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks. Harvick won the fall race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again securing one of the...

South Carolina editorial roundup

Oct. 30, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Oct. 30 The Times and Democrat on returning unused prescription drugs: Oct. 26 was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a time to safely dispose of medicines that are no longer needed. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-inspired event featured...