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Man vacationing in Milwaukee dies in fall from drawbridge

Aug. 16, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Rhode Island man vacationing in Milwaukee fell to his death after a drawbridge was raised while he was walking across it. Richard Dujardin, 77, of Providence, Rhode Island, was crossing the Kilbourn Avenue Bridge in downtown Milwaukee on Monday afternoon with...

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

Aug. 09, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a growing challenge to Russia's grip on occupied areas of southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains, and helping the Ukrainian military by identifying key targets. The spreading...

California outlines plan for scaled back giant water tunnel

Jul. 27, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new plan to reroute how water moves from wetter Northern California to drier Southern California would ferry some of it through a single, 45-mile (72-kilometer) underground tunnel, wrapping around the state’s existing water delivery system and dumping it into the...

Funding to help Forest Service update some facilities

Jul. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone National Forest is receiving $540,000 from Great American Outdoors Act to update some of its facilities. A portion of the recently allocated funds will be used at recreation facilities like Barren Fork Horse Camp and Bell Farm Horse Camp in...

G20 finance leaders in Bali to tackle Ukraine, inflation

Jul. 15, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Top financial officials from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations met on the Indonesian island of Bali on Friday seeking strategies to counter inflation, food insecurity and other troubles that have worsened due to the war in Ukraine. Indonesian...

$1.7M committed for Roswell bridge repair, flood mitigation

Jul. 10, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the state is committing $1.7 million to repair a collapsed bridge in Roswell and implement additional flood mitigation strategies in the area. Lujan Grisham made the announcement Saturday next to the damaged bridge in northeast...

Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan

Jul. 07, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes. The state Public...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 06, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

LNP/Lancaster Online. July 3, 2022. Editorial: State House Speaker Bryan Cutler shows some courage in Jan. 6 hearing. Other Pennsylvania elected officials should take note. As we celebrate this Fourth of July weekend, it’s important to acknowledge that American...

Interstate 65 section in Kentucky closed for bridge repairs

Jul. 06, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A section of Interstate 65 in Louisville will be closed for more than a month, officials said. Southbound lanes of the highway closed Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge and will remain closed for 48 days, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet...

Bangladesh marks opening of country's longest bridge

Jun. 25, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday celebrated the opening of the country’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations. The 6.51-kilometer (4.04-mile) bridge...