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Bollinger wins contract to build dry dock for Navy subs

Sep. 19, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based shipyard has won a contract to build a floating dry dock that will be used to construct and maintain Navy submarines. Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport said Wednesday it landed the contract for an undisclosed amount with General Dynamics Electric Boat, The Courier ...

Pearl Harbor munitions depot expansion concerns residents

Sep. 16, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. military plan to expand a Pearl Harbor munitions depot has raised concerns there has not been enough information released to the public, considering that the depot was the site of a massive and deadly explosion 76 years ago. A 1944 explosion at the Navy’s West Loch Annex left...

Corbin Boyce holds an American flag on the beach near Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, as strong winds and rough waves from Hurricane Sally scour the shoreline. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)

The Latest: Sally's winds increase to 90 mph

Sep. 16, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hurricane Sally is strengthening as it creeps toward Florida and Alabama. The National Hurricane Center says the Category 1 storm's winds have increased to 90 mph (150 kph). Sally was centered about 65 miles (105...

People gather next of firefighters who are extinguish a building under construction that was the work of late Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. A fire broke out Tuesday in a downtown Beirut building near the city's port where an explosion last month killed nearly 200, wounded thousands and left the city's residents traumatized. (AP Photo/Fadi Tawil)

Fire erupts in building near Beirut's port, cause unclear

Sep. 15, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A fire broke out Tuesday in a downtown Beirut building near the city's port where an explosion last month killed nearly 200 people, injured thousands and left the city's residents traumatized. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire in the building that was the work of late...

CORRECTS TO PROPANE PIPELINE INSTEAD OF A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE - In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard crews respond to a dredge on fire in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Aug. 21, 2020 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Authorities say several people have been hospitalized after an explosion at the Texas port when a dredging vessel hit a propane gas pipeline in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Search ends for 2 still missing after Texas port explosion

Aug. 24, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The search for two crew members of a dredging boat who went missing following an explosion last week in the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas has been ended, the U.S. Coast Guard announced. The end of the search was announced late Saturday night, a few hours after the Coast...

CORRECTS TO PROPANE PIPELINE INSTEAD OF A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE - In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard crews respond to a dredge on fire in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Aug. 21, 2020 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Authorities say several people have been hospitalized after an explosion at the Texas port when a dredging vessel hit a propane gas pipeline in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

2 bodies found, 2 missing after explosion in Texas port

Aug. 24, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The bodies of two missing crew members of a dredging boat were found Saturday following an explosion a day earlier in the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Two other crew members of the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd remain missing and the...

CORRECTS TO PROPANE PIPELINE INSTEAD OF A NATURAL GAS PIPELINE - Coast Guard crews respond to a dredge on fire in the Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Authorities say several people have been hospitalized after an explosion at the Texas port when a dredging vessel hit a propane gas pipeline in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

4 people missing after pipeline explosion at port in Texas

Aug. 24, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A dredging vessel at a Texas port hit a propane pipeline Friday, sparking an explosion that sent six people to the hospital and left four others missing, authorities said. The explosion happened at about 8 a.m. in the Port of Corpus Christi when the dredging vessel Waymon L...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, emergency crews respond to a pipeline explosion near Lantana and Up River Road in Corpus Christi, Texas. The U.S. Coast Guard says the bodies of the remaining two crew members of a dredging boat who were missing after the explosion were found Monday, Aug. 24. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)

Bodies found of remaining 2 missing in Texas port explosion

Aug. 24, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The bodies of the remaining two crew members of a dredging boat who were missing after an explosion last week in the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas were found Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Four people died following the explosion that happened Friday morning when the...

LaGuardia Airport rail link gets initial approval from FAA

Aug. 21, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion plan to build an elevated train link connecting New York City with LaGuardia Airport through an intermediate stop is the best alternative to improve traffic delays, federal regulators said in a preliminary environmental impact statement released Friday. Depending on final...

$3 million federal grant will help new industrial park

Aug. 21, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — A $3 million federal grant awarded Thursday will help the Port of Woodland build a new industrial park, add hundreds of jobs and generate millions of dollars in private investments in the community. The Daily News reports the grant, from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s...