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Corps: No more Dakota Access Pipeline study needed

Oct. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for the Army Corps of Engineers is asking a judge to sign off on the Corps' conclusion that the Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn't harm American Indian tribes. The Corps wants U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to rule in favor of its August 2018 finding that no more...

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...

UW-Madison says Foxconn slow in fulfilling $100M pledge

Sep. 10, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin says it has received just $700,000 of the $100 million that Foxconn Technology Group pledged to fund engineering and innovation research on the school's flagship campus. Progress has been slow since the world's leading electronics manufacturer made the...

Broken Columbia River barge lock means commerce chokehold

Sep. 9, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of tons of wheat, wood and other goods from the inland Pacific Northwest to the Pacific Ocean for export are at a...

Cybercriminals manipulate their way into company computers

Sep. 4, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The cybercriminal who steals information or money from a small business is probably a master of deception and manipulation as well as a techno-expert. When Nancy Butler got a call from someone claiming to be from her information technology service two years ago, she assumed it was a routine...

Corps: If on water this holiday weekend, wear a life jacket

Aug. 29, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District say there is a simple way for lake visitors to greatly reduce their risk of drowning this Labor Day weekend: Wear a life jacket. The Corps district manages 18 lakes in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Public...

Corps official: Study needed of Missouri River flood options

Aug. 28, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday a study is needed to consider changes to flood-control measures along the Missouri River south of Sioux City, Iowa. Speaking after a U.S. Senate field hearing in North Sioux City, South Dakota, Brig. Gen. Peter...

Midwest states seek to fix Missouri River flood bottlenecks

Aug. 27, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a year of devasting flooding, several Midwestern states are joining together to try to identify bottlenecks along the Missouri River that can cause waters to back up and worsen flooding in certain areas. Officials in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska teamed up to submit a...

Western states oppose plan to charge for US reservoir water

Aug. 23, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states' authority over their own water. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the Water Supply Rule proposed in the...