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Failed search for UMD chancellor cost $166,000

May. 27, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The $166,000 search for a new University of Minnesota-Duluth chancellor has come up empty. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced on Monday that none of the three finalists who were invited for...

Pay for female CEOs rose 26% in 2021, but ranks remain small

May. 26, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pay packages for the women who run S&P 500 companies jumped in 2021 as the economy recovered and stock prices and profits soared. Median pay for the women occupying the corner office rose to nearly $16 million, according to the annual survey done by Equilar for...

Alaska road cut off by massive landslide to reopen Friday

May. 24, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Officials this week intend to reopen a road that has been closed for more than two weeks following a massive landslide that cut off access to the city of Seward from a smaller community. The May 7 slide cut off travel between Lowell Point and Seward, which is...

North Carolina ferries hit by COVID-19, mechanical issues

May. 24, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — Ferry service along the North Carolina coast is experiencing interruptions because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in crew members and mechanical issues on the vessels themselves. The Virginian-Pilot reports the Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Hatteras...

Coast Guard creates 500-yard safety zone around barge fire

May. 23, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

BOWERS, Del. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has created a 500-yard (457-meter) safety zone in the Delaware Bay around a fire on a barge and the boats responding to the blaze, officials said Monday. The Coast Guard received a call around 1 a.m. reporting the blaze about 9 miles (14...

1 of 2 runaway barges pulled from Potomac to shore

May. 12, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — One of two construction barges that floated down the Potomac River amid flooding over the weekend was pulled to shore Thursday, according to a National Park Service official. The river slowed enough for a tug boat and two other boats to safely retrieve the...

Battery-powered Greek island bets on green future

May. 11, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When deciding where to test green tech, Greek policymakers picked the remotest point on the map: tiny Tilos. Providing electricity and basic services, and even access by ferry, are all a challenge for this island of just 500 year-round inhabitants. Its most...

2 barges break free in flooding, float down the Potomac

May. 09, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — Two construction barges broke free from their moorings amid flooding on the Potomac River over the weekend and floated downstream before being snagged by underwater materials, a National Park Service official said. The larger barge carrying an excavator and...

Contract talks near for thousands of West Coast dockworkers

May. 06, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Contract negotiations between 22,000 workers at 29 West Coast ports and representatives of shipping companies will begin next week with automation and its impact on jobs emerging as a major point of contention amid supply chain issues. Talks between the...

Researchers returning for assessment of last US slave ship

May. 01, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Researchers are returning to the Alabama coast near Mobile to assess the sunken remains of the last slave ship to bring captive Africans to the United States more than 160 years ago. The Alabama Historical Commission says a team will begin a 10-day evaluation of...