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Major Adriatic Sea bridge connects coastline in Croatia

Jul. 29, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A major European Union-funded bridge built by a Chinese company has been connected over the Adriatic Sea, linking two swaths of the Croatian coastline that are divided by a small stretch of Bosnia’s territory. The China Road and Bridge...

Key details of the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure plan

Jul. 29, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted, 67-32, to take up a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on major provisions of the package. The White House is projecting that the...

Key details of the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure plan

Jul. 28, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night, 67-32, to take up a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on major provisions of the package. The White House is projecting that...

Vehicle traffic nearing pre-COVID levels as transit lags

Jul. 28, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Vehicle traffic between New Jersey and New York City is approaching pre-pandemic levels while public transit ridership continues to lag, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that reflect a regional trend. ...

American Airlines crews say lodging is lacking on the road

Jul. 28, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Passengers on American Airlines has been dogged by flight delays this summer, and now flight attendants and pilots say the airline is failing to secure hotel rooms, sometimes forcing employees to sleep in airports. Unions for flight attendants...

Interstate bridge over Mississippi River to begin reopening

Jul. 28, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that was closed after a crack was found in the span will begin reopening to traffic next week, transportation officials said Wednesday. The Arkansas and Tennessee departments of transportation...

Arizona history-Aug. 1-7

Jul. 28, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

Sunday, Aug. 1 On this date in 1861, Lt. Col. John R. Baylor proclaimed the Confederate Territory of Arizona, with the territorial capitol at Mesilla, and himself as military governor. The new Confederate territory extended from Texas to California and lay generally south...

Logistics Company laying off 160 at Fort Lee, Fort Eustis

Jul. 28, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina-based company that provides logistics services to the Department of Defense is laying off 160 employees at two bases in Virginia. The Logistics Company, a military training, logistics, range and base operations support...

Repairs beginning on West Virginia 2 in Mason County

Jul. 28, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) — Workers will begin repairs this week on West Virginia 2 in Mason County on a slip believed to have been caused by heavy rains earlier this month. Both lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Wednesday and running for about four...

New passenger terminal on track for Kentucky airport

Jul. 28, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A $42 million project to build a passenger terminal at a western Kentucky airport will replace a structure that has been in use since the 1950s. Officials with Barkley Regional Airport received an update this week on bids for some portions of the...