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Report: Chinese hackers targeted Southeast Asian nations

Dec. 08, 2021 20:50 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese hackers, likely state-sponsored, have been broadly targeting government and private-sector organizations across Southeast Asia, including those closely involved with Beijing on infrastructure development projects, according to a report released Wednesday by a U.S.-based...

WH has new slogan on infrastructure, but message the same

Dec. 08, 2021 18:37 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Joe Biden unveiled a new slogan for his $1 trillion infrastructure package on Wednesday, but his overall message is staying largely the same. Biden, trying to rebound from sagging poll numbers, rebranded his Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework as...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 08, 2021 13:19 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 1, 2021. Editorial: Biden brings good news to Minnesota Infrastructure investments will yield generational benefits. Minnesota stands to benefit from the recently passed, bipartisan infrastructure bill in a way that...

Bid review underway for 12 highway projects in West Virginia

Dec. 08, 2021 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Division of Highways is reviewing bids for 12 projects including replacing an aging Ohio County bridge and replacing four older bridges in Roane County. The agency said most projects are reviewed, analyzed and awarded within a week, but it...

EXPLAINER: Chinese builder’s debt struggle rattles investors

Dec. 07, 2021 04:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global investors are watching nervously as one of China’s biggest real estate developers tries to avoid a default on its $310 billion mountain of debt. Evergrande Group, which is scrambling to turn assets into cash, rattled financial markets Friday when it warned...

Port of Savannah accelerating expansion amid cargo surge

Dec. 06, 2021 17:13 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority agreed Monday to accelerate a $150 million expansion at the Port of Savannah in response to a surge in cargo volumes that has cramped its container yard and kept ships waiting at sea. The state agency's governing board approved a...

Sunoco ordered to dredge lake, pay $4M over pipeline spill

Dec. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EST

A pipeline developer will dredge part of a contaminated lake and pay more than $4 million for spilling thousands of gallons of drilling fluids at a popular state park outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania state officials announced Monday in a settlement that will allow construction to resume. ...

Infrastructure law includes millions for animal crossings

Dec. 05, 2021 16:57 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Motorists and truckers aren’t the only ones to benefit from the recently signed $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, which includes the largest investment in road and bridges in a generation. Wildlife will experience a lifesaving benefit if states...

Burlington to vote on two bonds in special election

Dec. 05, 2021 10:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Burlington will be asked in a special election on Tuesday whether to approve two bond proposals that city officials say will reduce the pain of more expensive repairs and replacements later. The first ballot item, if passed, would allow...

New I-69 section in central Indiana could open in December

Dec. 05, 2021 09:53 AM EST

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State highway officials expect to open a new section of the Interstate 69 extension project between Indianapolis and Bloomington by the end of December. That step will reopen the main route between the two cities that has been cut off as a...