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Bridge disaster diver returns medals in Line 3 protest

Aug. 17, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former U.S. Navy diver who helped efforts to search for bodies in the treacherous waters of the Mississippi River after the I-35W bridge collapse in 2007 has returned his awards to protest the Line 3 oil pipeline. John Miller, 39, a native of...

Floods hit northern Turkey; 1 killed, several missing

Aug. 11, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Heavy rains triggered severe floods and mudslides in northern Turkey on Wednesday, killing at least one person, leaving others missing or injured and sweeping away cars in raging torrents, officials said. Helicopters scrambled to rescue people stranded on rooftops. ...

A rush to judgment raises questions about bridge inspections

Jul. 25, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Monty Frazier was on leave when he received the phone call that ended his career. It was May 11, and the 51-year-old father of three had taken the week off from his job as a heavy bridge inspector with ArDOT, the Arkansas Department of...

Bridge collapse halts traffic on Trans-Siberian Railway

Jul. 23, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged officials Friday to quickly restore service on the Trans-Siberian Railway that was halted by a bridge collapse following heavy rains. Dozens of trains remain stuck on the 9,289-kilometer (5,772-mile) railroad line....

Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site

Jul. 22, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rickety bridge allowing access to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site is at risk of collapse, according to experts. But the flashpoint shrine's delicate position at ground-zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has prevented its repair for more than a decade. ...

Flash flooding takes out bridge in north central Illinois

Jul. 13, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

SENECA, Ill. (AP) — Heavy rains and ensuing flash flooding caused a north central Illinois bridge to partially collapse with a truck on it, authorities said. Some good Samaritans pulled the truck driver from the vehicle to safety, police said in the village of Seneca,...

Jill Biden's travels show range of missions and emotions

Jul. 03, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — After wrapping up a hectic, two-day swing through Dallas, Houston and Phoenix to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, Jill Biden didn’t relax on the four-hour flight back to Washington. She prepped for yet more travel in a week that by itself demonstrated...