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UN urges world action to cut 1.3 million road deaths in half

Jul. 01, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s first high-level meeting on road safety called Friday for global action to cut the annual toll of nearly 1.3 million deaths and 50 million injuries in traffic crashes by at least half by decade's end. The political declaration...

Pennsylvania court blocks governor's bridge tolling plan

Jun. 30, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced...

Dutch PM condemns protests by farmers at minister's home

Jun. 29, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch prime minister on Wednesday condemned a violent protest by farmers outside the home of the country's agriculture minister amid increasingly bold demonstrations against the government's plans to rein in pollution. A small group of farmers...

Interstate 84 closed in eastern Oregon due to wildfire smoke

Jun. 28, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Transportation officials said Tuesday evening that Interstate 84 is closed near the border of Oregon and Idaho because of wildfire smoke. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the interstate was closed westbound in Ontario and eastbound in Baker City...

I-84 reopens in Columbia River Gorge after crash, fuel spill

Jun. 27, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — State transportation officials closed Interstate 84 Monday between Troutdale and The Dalles in Oregon along the Columbia River for hours Monday because of a crash that resulted in a fire and fuel spill. The Oregon Department of Transportation said the...

Angry farmers block Dutch highways to protest pollution plan

Jun. 27, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday and set small blazes outside at least two town halls in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country's agriculture sector. ...

Price of planned Mobile River bridge swells to $2.7B

Jun. 25, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The latest plan for a new bridge and revamped Interstate 10 to ease traffic congestion on the Gulf Coast at Mobile shows the cost has swelled to $2.7 billion after years of disputes and delays, an increase of more than 25%. The project, which includes a tall...

Heavy rain closes roads in parts of central Minnesota

Jun. 24, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A deluge of rain in parts of central Minnesota has flooded streets and closed roads. Weather observers say more than 4 inches of rain fell overnight Thursday into Friday in St. Cloud where storm drains were unable to keep up with the downpour. ...

Parts of I-16 in Georgia to close for clean-up from accident

Jun. 23, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

DRY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, one lane will be open for westbound traffic on Interstate 16 at mile marker 17, the site of a semi-truck accident. Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum said the Wednesday night wreck happened when one semi-truck had a tire blow...

Severe weather causes multiple problems in northern Virginia

Jun. 22, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Severe storms knocked left thousands without power in portions of northern Virginia and snarled the evening commute on Wednesday, while other areas contended with flooding and hail, fallen trees and downed power lines, officials said. Warrenton in Fauquier...