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Puerto Rico faces slow recovery 2 years after Maria

Sep. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Weekly power outages. Hundreds of uncleared landslides. More than 25,000 homes with blue tarps as roofs. Recovery from Hurricane Maria has been slow as Puerto Rico on Friday remembered those who died two years ago. The Category 4 storm killed an estimated 2,975 people in its...

Man gets 25 years for hitting, killing man in work zone

Sep. 20, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a state highway worker while driving through a construction zone after huffing compressed air. Ethan James Anderson of Billings pleaded guilty in June to vehicular homicide while under the influence for the October...

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

Sep. 18, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane...

Boardwalks could be called roads to qualify for repairs

Sep. 18, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Boardwalks at the New Jersey shore could be reclassified as roads as part of a plan to redirect funds to repair them under a plan some state lawmakers are pushing. The measure is aimed primarily at the famous Wildwood boardwalk, which is badly in need of repairs. But it also would...

Today in Arizona History

Sep. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Sept. 22 On this date in 1554, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, his fortune lost in the vain search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, died. On this date in 1917, the Nogales jail overflowed with prisoners as draft dodgers from many states were trapped in that border city. On this...

Supertall residential building will enter crowded NYC market

Sep. 17, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City condominium tower will be the world's tallest predominantly residential building when it opens next year, though it will be competing with other ultra-luxury buildings for billionaire buyers, the building's developer said Tuesday. Extell Development Co. President Gary...

Louisiana surplus estimate grows to $500M, up from $300M

Sep. 13, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Estimates of Louisiana's latest budget surplus grew to $500 million on Friday, news that adds further fuel to an ongoing debate among candidates for governor over the state's financial stability and tax rates. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, previously said he expected the...

Reeves camp says Hood report on road project is 'deceptive'

Sep. 12, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' campaign said Thursday that an investigative report about him that was published by his rival in the Mississippi governor's race, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood, is "deceptive." Reeves campaign spokesman Parker Briden issued a statement saying...

Conservationists, hunters criticize Alaska mining road plan

Sep. 12, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Conservationists and hunters have criticized a state proposal to construct a mining road through northwest Alaska, a report said. The plan came under fire at a hearing Tuesday, the first of a series of statewide public meetings on the road plan, The Anchorage Daily News reported...

Hood: Reeves improperly pushed frontage road project

Sep. 11, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood released an investigative report Wednesday that says his rival in this year's governor's race, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, improperly sought to influence a roadbuilding project near Reeves' neighborhood. Hood also said Reeves...