Construction and engineering

February 15, 2018 - 12:51 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The ball felt great coming out of the hands of North Carolina State guard Sam Hunt, and now the Syracuse Orange has its hands full trying to make the NCAA tournament. Markell Johnson's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 33 seconds to go broke a 70-70 tie and North Carolina...
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February 13, 2018 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York City developer who has advised the Trump administration on infrastructure is denying reports he cheered on the president's decision not to pay half of the $13 billion cost of a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey. Vornado Realty Trust CEO...
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February 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Gov. Pat McCrory and other North Carolina Republicans want more answers about an agreement between Democratic successor Roy Cooper and Atlantic Coast Pipeline builders over a $58 million fund. McCrory has criticized the mitigation fund negotiated between utilities...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017 file photo, Amtrak workers continue ongoing infrastructure renewal work beneath Penn Station in New York. Proponents of a $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey seen as critical for the future of the nation's busiest rail corridor are panning President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal. The budget released by the White House on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, envisions $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years; however, only $200 billion would be direct federal spending aimed at leveraging state and local dollars. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 12, 2018 - 10:52 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Proponents of a $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey seen as critical for the future of the nation's busiest rail corridor are panning President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal. The budget released by the White House on Monday...
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In this Dec. 13, 2017, photo, Greg Flood stands on the porch of his two-story home and talks about a proposal to allow houses to be built three-to-five stories high on his street, now dotted with bungalows and stately Craftsman homes, in Seattle. As a solution to a massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch, city officials are proposing to let developers build taller and denser in core areas across the city and require them to either include units that working-class people can afford, or pay for projects to be built elsewhere. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 12, 2018 - 5:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's homelessness crisis...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Vicksburg, Miss., Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., left, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, second from left, and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, as he arrives for an infrastructure meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges — then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise. "If you want it badly, you're going to get it," Trump told state and...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, as he arrives in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 12, 2018 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bemoaning the loss of trillions of dollars "stupidly" spent by the U.S. in the Middle East — money he said could have been used to rebuild American roads and bridges. But that same pot of money he calls a "mistake" financed the military effort he brags...
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File- In this May 19, 2017, file photo, a man works on the Southern Nevada portion of U.S. Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nev. President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 11, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration's plan is centered on using $...
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February 08, 2018 - 5:22 pm
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city is returning a $500,000 grant to the state because a planned hotel renovation has been delayed for too long. Local media sources report Elizabeth City was to use the state grant to help with the $13 million renovation of the Southern Hotel, which...
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February 08, 2018 - 3:55 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper's new legislative affairs director previously lobbied in Washington for the energy industry, including a company wanting to build a natural gas pipeline in North Carolina and two other states. Cooper announced Wednesday that Lee Lilley is his chief lobbyist at...
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