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Bridge construction worker killed by flying tire in Iowa

Aug. 6, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

MONDAMIN, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa highway construction worker has died after being hit by a speeding tire that came loose from a pickup truck, officials said. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon, while Homero Carrillo, 51, was with a crew working on a bridge on Interstate 29 in Harrison County near...

A road divides the Cerro Lagoon, where the water at right is colored and the Waltrading S.A. tannery stands on the bank, top right, in Limpio, Paraguay, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. According to Francisco Ferreira, a technician at the National University Multidisciplinary Lab. who is taking water samples at the site on Wednesday, the color of the water is due to the presence of heavy metals like chromium, commonly used in the tannery process. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Pollution turns one side of divided Paraguayan lagoon purple

Aug. 5, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LIMPIO, Paraguay (AP) — The Cerro Lagoon in the Paraguayan city of Limpio is sharply divided into two parts: one purple, one blue. One part emits a foul odor, the other doesn’t. The lagoon was split by construction of an embankment and roadway to carry trucks to and from local factories. Several...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964 file photo, Japanese runner Yoshinori Sakai lights the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the nuclear weapon destroyed that city. He symbolized the rebirth of Japan after the Second World War as he opened the 1964 Tokyo Games. Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city.  Just over 19 years later, he ran with the Olympic flame into the national stadium, left the cinder track, and jogged up a long flight of flower-lined stairs to reach the top.  (AP Photo/File)

Man born in Hiroshima lights 1964 Tokyo Olympic cauldron

Aug. 5, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshinori Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Just over 19 years later, he ran with the Olympic flame into the national stadium, left the cinder track, and jogged up a long flight of flower-lined stairs to reach the top. ...

Road tax fails in 110-110 tie in western Michigan township

Aug. 5, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A tax proposed to repair roads in a western Michigan township ended up in an election tie. “A tie is a defeat,” Ionia County Clerk Greg Geiger said. In the county's North Plains Township, the millage result was 110-110 Tuesday. There's a possibility that...

SC orders Richland County to pay back $32M from penny tax

Aug. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina tax collectors are ordering Richland County to repay more than $32 million that authorities said was not properly spent from a penny sales tax meant to improve roads. Some county leaders said they plan to fight the ruling from the state Revenue Department, which said...

Residents cut off by volcano say more road openings needed

Aug. 4, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Residents of a Hawaii island area who lost access to their properties in the Kilauea volcanic eruption say the county needs to expand a road restoration plan. Hawaii County officials announced in June that the plan included restoration of all or parts of four roads in Puna covered by...

Car sought after construction worker struck, killed on I-81

Aug. 2, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

HARLEIGH, Pa. (AP) — State police are searching for a vehicle that fled the scene after striking and killing a construction workers on Interstate 81 in northeastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. The sedan was heading north on the interstate in the right lane, which was closed due to active nighttime...

Alice Strunck visits the site of natural springs that feed the Devils River on her family's Hudspeth River Ranch in Val Verde County north of Comstock, Texas, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Her family has owned the ranch since 1905 and encompasses part of the Devils River and several springs that feed it. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Wind farms threaten West Texas river and Air Force routes

Aug. 2, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

COMSTOCK, Texas (AP) — Exactly how the Devils River got its forbidding name is lost to history, but there is little doubt the harsh terrain and fierce natives who once reigned here played a role. “It is far from any habitation, in a barren waste surrounded by hostile Comanches, but it is a beautiful...

Raimondo unveils expanded housing and infrastructure bonding

Jul. 27, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday announced increases to her proposed housing and infrastructure and recreational bond recommendations for the upcoming state budget as part of her plan to boost Rhode Island's post-pandemic economy. The Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which the new...

Construction worker fatally struck on Indianapolis highway

Jul. 25, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A construction worker was killed early Saturday on an Indianapolis highway when he was hit by a suspected intoxicated driver, police said. The crash happened after the driver apparently didn’t merge to the left while approaching the closed right lane in a construction zone on...