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Washington state wins $57 million in Seattle tunnel lawsuit

Dec. 13, 2019 7:56 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A jury on Friday awarded the Washington State Department of Transportation $57.2 million in damages over delays in the construction of a highway tunnel that runs beneath downtown Seattle. The Seattle Times reports the verdict against the tunnel contractors in Thurston County Superior...

Burgum seeks disaster declaration for October flooding

Dec. 13, 2019 5:21 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday, requesting a presidential disaster declaration after an October storm dumped heavy rain and snow on a large part of the state. The letter was sent to Trump through the Federal Emergency Management...

Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

Dec. 12, 2019 10:02 PM EST

TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) — Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old. After pulling onto a darkened highway, the truckers chug to...

Once-thriving black community becomes debated redevelopment

Dec. 12, 2019 5:22 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Before it was the name of a downtown development plan, Navy Hill was the neighborhood Faithe Norrell called home. “I just remember it as a really warm community, where everyone wanted to know your accomplishments,” said Norrell, a retired educator who worked with...

Granby Ranch owner surrenders ski area to avoid foreclosure

Dec. 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The owner of Granby Ranch is surrendering the ski and golf community in northern Colorado to avoid foreclosure. Marise Cipriani hand-delivered a letter to the Town of Granby's Board of Trustees on Tuesday night at the town's deadline for her to pay for about $3 million worth of road repairs...

Deputy injured on Milwaukee County freeway

Dec. 11, 2019 7:22 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A sheriff's deputy trying to remove a damaged electronic sign from a Milwaukee County interstate median wall was injured when a semi struck the sign which landed on top of him. The deputy was trying to pull the sign off the wall about 10 p.m. Tuesday in a construction zone along...

Areas producing oil, gas in Texas see more fatal crashes

Dec. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Danielle Galvan was driving to Dallas from her parents' home in the Panhandle when her compact Chevrolet Spark crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that was attempting to back up onto U.S. 287 about 10 miles west of Wichita Falls. The 23-year-old aspiring fashion designer and...

Highway extension plans leave farmers worried about future

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — Efforts to expand the Carolina Bays Parkway north across the state border are underway, but first officials must decide which route the road will take. The North Carolina and South Carolina departments of transportation presented nine potential corridors the road could take...

Gas line installation frustrates New Jersey businesses

Dec. 6, 2019 4:38 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY (AP) — The barbers at La Latina Barber Shop on Atlantic Avenue were sitting in their own swivel chairs Tuesday morning playing games on their phones. The four men had one customer each since the shop opened, said barber David Rodriguez. Roadwork out front had slowed business from walk-in...

Maine hospital gets boost toward planned new Portland campus

Dec. 6, 2019 1:15 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Four anonymous donors are providing a Maine hospital with $1 million toward its plan to consolidate operations in the state's largest city. Northern Light Mercy Hospital received state regulatory approval earlier this year to consolidate its services and hospital operations at a...