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Laos opens railway to China as debt to Beijing rises

Dec. 03, 2021 07:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — After a blessing by Buddhist monks, Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh on Friday rode the first run of a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links isolated, mountainous Laos with southern China in an effort to increase trade. Both governments tout...

Benton Harbor starts accepting bids to replace lead pipes

Nov. 29, 2021 18:21 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Benton Harbor leaders announced Monday that the city is accepting bids from contractors for an ambitious project to replace all lead water pipes no later than 2023 due to elevated levels of the toxic metal in the municipal supply. Because the...

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

Nov. 26, 2021 11:27 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module successfully hooked up with the International Space Station Friday after a two-day space journey. The new spherical module, named Prichal (Pier), docked with the orbiting outpost at 6:19 p.m. Moscow time...

Portland Harbor dredging project doesn't win federal grant

Nov. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of public and private entities that applied for a federal grant to support a major dredging project around Portland Harbor was not selected. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it would not be awarding $24...

New Russian module launched to International Space Station

Nov. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket blasted off successfully on Wednesday to deliver a new docking module to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 6:06 p.m. (1306 GMT) from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, carrying...

Ribbon cut at rail terminal expansion at Port of Savannah

Nov. 12, 2021 18:53 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The second set of nine new rail tracks at a multimillion-dollar rail terminal designed for larger cargo trains is now operating in Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp cut the ribbon Friday on the Mason Mega Rail Terminal at the Port of Savannah. The expansion...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 20, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 16, 2021. Editorial: Crisis factory What is it about Alabama’s leaders that makes them ignore very real, critical challenges in our state while creating non-existent threats that they can decisively stamp out? ...

Green hydrogen hub in Mississippi to be largest in US

Oct. 20, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson-based company has announced plans to build a green hydrogen hub in Mississippi it says will be the largest of its kind in the U.S. and create an easier pathway for hard-to-decarbonize manufacturing industries to move away from fossil fuels. ...

SC Ports to get its 1st woman CEO when Newsome retires

Oct. 18, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Ports CEO Jim Newsome is retiring next year, handing over the running of the docks in Charleston to the first woman to lead a top 10 container port in the United States. Current Chief Operating Officer Barbara Melvin will take over...

Rail link to LaGuardia Airport put on hold after criticism

Oct. 12, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion project to build a rail link connecting New York City to LaGuardia Airport was officially put on hold Tuesday, after weeks of criticism from public officials and a lawsuit from neighborhood and environmental groups. In a news release, the...