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Miami bridge fall blamed on design, lack of oversight

Oct. 22, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year showed significant design errors and should have been more carefully monitored by the state government because of the project's complexity, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board members...

Hogan details Bay Bridge repair urgency and traffic action

Oct. 16, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday ordered expedited work on repairs to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge that are causing major traffic backups, saying the project can't be postponed because previous delays for more than a decade have caused "tremendous safety problems." Hogan said the...

NTSB: Firm tied to collapsed Miami bridge wasn't qualified

Oct. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The firm that reviewed the design of a Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year was mistakenly listed in a Florida state report as qualified for that type of project even when it wasn't, federal documents show. The National Transportation Safety Board released...

Army Corps recommends replacing Cape Cod Canal bridges

Oct. 4, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recommended replacing the two narrow and often backed-up bridges that carry traffic across the Cape Cod Canal. The Corps oversees the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. It issued a draft report Thursday following a study that weighed the advantages of...

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims

Oct. 1, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel including divers were searching for possible victims. Six...

Michigan governor signs budget with $1B in line-item vetoes

Sep. 30, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the next state budget Monday hours before the deadline to fund government, while using line-item vetoes to block nearly $1 billion in spending proposed by the Republican-led Legislature. The Democrat enacted the plan amid a standoff with GOP...

Karen exits Caribbean after toppling bridge, cutting power

Sep. 25, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported a downed bridge, limited power outages, flooding and landslides as Tropical Storm Karen swirled away from the northeast Caribbean on Wednesday. Schools remained closed in Puerto Rico, although government offices...

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...

Tent courts for migrants waiting in Mexico closed to outside

Sep. 11, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Outside observers will not be allowed without permission inside tent courts in South Texas where the Trump administration is processing thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The first hearings under the so-called "Remain in Mexico" program began...

Martin Luther King Bridge at St. Louis to stay closed longer

Aug. 29, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis-area commuters who prefer to cross the Mississippi River on the Martin Luther King Bridge will have to wait quite a while longer for the bridge to reopen. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that flooding this spring and summer has delayed a construction project on the bridge...