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NTSB blames inadequate work for deadly blast in Alabama

Dec. 12, 2019 10:32 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation released Thursday cited inadequate work by an excavation company as the probable cause of a pipeline explosion that killed two people and slowed the flow of fuel to the Eastern Seaboard in 2016. Workers unearthing a Colonial Pipeline Co. pipeline that was...

Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

Dec. 12, 2019 10:02 PM EST

TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) — Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old. After pulling onto a darkened highway, the truckers chug to...

$103 million settlement approved for bridge collapse victims

Dec. 12, 2019 7:20 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The families of six people killed, along with 10 people injured, when a bridge collapsed at a Miami university are set to receive a nearly $103 million settlement. Judge A. Jay Cristol, with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami, approved a reorganization plan Thursday for Magnum Construction...

Once-thriving black community becomes debated redevelopment

Dec. 12, 2019 5:22 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Before it was the name of a downtown development plan, Navy Hill was the neighborhood Faithe Norrell called home. “I just remember it as a really warm community, where everyone wanted to know your accomplishments,” said Norrell, a retired educator who worked with...

Galveston port invests $100M for third cruise terminal

Dec. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and the Port of Galveston approved a lease agreement to build a third cruise terminal at Pier 10 in Galveston. The contract guarantees $100 million in construction costs, a price tag no other projects in the island's recent history can match, reported...

Granby Ranch owner surrenders ski area to avoid foreclosure

Dec. 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The owner of Granby Ranch is surrendering the ski and golf community in northern Colorado to avoid foreclosure. Marise Cipriani hand-delivered a letter to the Town of Granby's Board of Trustees on Tuesday night at the town's deadline for her to pay for about $3 million worth of road repairs...

Golden Gate Bridge suicide net delayed two years

Dec. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Construction of a suicide prevention net at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is two years behind schedule because of problems with the lead contractor, officials said. The suicide net is a coarse web of steel designed to catch and cradle people who jump and was set to be completed in...

Deputy injured on Milwaukee County freeway

Dec. 11, 2019 7:22 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A sheriff's deputy trying to remove a damaged electronic sign from a Milwaukee County interstate median wall was injured when a semi struck the sign which landed on top of him. The deputy was trying to pull the sign off the wall about 10 p.m. Tuesday in a construction zone along...

Temporary bridge to carry Interstate 80 traffic over tracks

Dec. 11, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Department of Transportation is installing a new temporary bridge to carry Interstate 80 traffic over Union Pacific railroad tracks in western Salt Lake County during a construction project. The temporary bridge that crews are assembling alongside eastbound I-80 at the...

Tacoma liquefied natural gas site gains permit approval

Dec. 10, 2019 10:22 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puget Sound Energy's liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma in Washington state has cleared a final construction hurdle. The News Tribune reports the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Tuesday announced that it had completed its review of the facility’s notice of...