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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...

Mountain lion fatally struck trying to cross LA freeway

Sep. 7, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A male mountain lion who successfully crossed a 10-lane freeway in Los Angeles two months ago was struck and killed Saturday on the same section of the freeway. The 4-year-old big cat known as P-61 was hit around 4 a.m. in the Sepulveda Pass section of Interstate 405, National Park...

Anonymous flyer denies 'Sasquatch' reason for bridge closure

Aug. 31, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) — An anonymous flyer denying that Bigfoot is behind the prolonged closure of a bridge in a Vermont town has got locals talking about the mythical forest creatures. The flyer first spotted at the Bradford post office said the prolonged closure of the Creamery Bridge over the Waits River...

Missouri gets $20M grant to replace 40 deteriorating bridges

Aug. 29, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is getting a more than $20 million federal grant to replace deteriorating bridges. Gov. Mike Parson's office in a Thursday announcement said the $20.7 million grant will pay to replace 40 bridges in northern Missouri. State Bridge Engineer Dennis Heckman says the bridges...

Unclear when irrigation tunnel will be fixed after collapse

Aug. 12, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 100,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska and Wyoming remain dry after an irrigation tunnel collapsed last month, and it's not clear when the tunnel will resume handling water. Officials have been working to repair the tunnel that's 100 feet (30 meters) below ground since it...

Tunnel collapse on Wyoming-Nebraska border threatens crops

Jul. 25, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Nebraska and Wyoming were scrambling Thursday to respond to an irrigation tunnel collapse that cut off water to more than 100,000 acres of farmland in both states during one of the hottest and driest times of year, a major threat to the region's economy. The collapse...

Johnson's win elevates 'no-deal' Brexit risks to UK economy

Jul. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next U.K. prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has become murkier — and potentially more perilous. Johnson's comprehensive victory over Jeremy Hunt in the battle to lead the governing Conservative Party has made it more likely that...

Truck causes 100-year-old bridge to collapse in North Dakota

Jul. 23, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

NORTHWOOD, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say an overweight semitrailer loaded with dried beans caused a more-than-century-old bridge to collapse in North Dakota. Grand Forks County sheriff's officials say the bridge over the Goose River near Northwood collapsed Monday afternoon. Photos show the wooden...

Channel Tunnel operator: 'no-deal' Brexit now main scenario

Jul. 23, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is warning that Britain's departure from the European Union without a deal is now "very likely" and is its main scenario as it forecasts earnings. The operator says its outlook for earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in case of a...

Missouri awarded $81M grant to replace Rocheport Bridge

Jul. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is getting an $81 million federal grant to help pay to replace a major bridge on Interstate 70 near Columbia. Congressional Republicans from Missouri announced the grant for the Rocheport Bridge on Monday. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office says the money will allow the...