Transportation infrastructure

September 24, 2017 - 5:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 45 flights headed to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were temporarily diverted after an alarm activated at the air traffic control tower. The Arizona Republic reported that Phoenix Fire crews responded to the alarm around 8:45 a.m. Sunday. A spokeswoman for Sky...
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Rescue workers move buckets of rubble from the site of an office building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, as they search for people who are believed to be trapped inside, at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Mexican officials are promising to keep up the search for survivors as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day following Tuesday's major earthquake that devastated Mexico City and nearby states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
September 23, 2017 - 12:07 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mexico's major earthquake (all times local): 11 p.m. Mexico's federal prosecutors' office says one of its employees has died in the crash of a helicopter that was carrying aid to a remote village in Oaxaca state. The office started aid flights to supply the village...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Keith Cozart, known as Chief Keef, appears at Minnehaha County Court in Sioux Falls, S.D. Chief Keef has pleaded not guilty to drug charges in South Dakota. The rapper was arrested June 12 at the Sioux Falls airport, where officials say marijuana was found in his carry-on bag. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP, File)
September 22, 2017 - 9:49 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rapper Chief Keef has pleaded not guilty to drug charges in South Dakota. The rapper whose legal name is Keith Cozart was arrested June 12 at the Sioux Falls airport, where officials say marijuana was found in his carry-on bag. He had been in the city performing at an anti-...
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Researchers and invited dignitaries watch gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, before a series of tests on new bridge designs intended to better withstand violent temblors. Scientists say the 100-ton, 70-foot-long concrete bridge subjected to violent motions on a giant ''shake table'' held up better than expected using new innovations to connect prefabricated pieces with ultra-high performance concrete and could prove pivotal in earthquake-prone places like Mexico and the western U.S. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
September 20, 2017 - 10:17 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the...
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Researchers and invited dignitaries watch gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, before a series of tests on new bridge designs intended to better withstand violent temblors. Scientists say the 100-ton, 70-foot-long concrete bridge subjected to violent motions on a giant ''shake table'' held up better than expected using new innovations to connect prefabricated pieces with ultra-high performance concrete and could prove pivotal in earthquake-prone places like Mexico and the western U.S. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
September 20, 2017 - 10:17 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. Farmers in the nation's largest irrigation district are considering whether to sign on to California's biggest water project in a half-century. The Westland Water District is meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Fresno for a possible vote on its participation in Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion twin tunnels project. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 20, 2017 - 9:02 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade. A group of influential...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. Farmers in the nation's largest irrigation district are considering whether to sign on to California's biggest water project in a half-century. The Westland Water District is meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Fresno for a possible vote on its participation in Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion twin tunnels project. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 20, 2017 - 9:02 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade. A group of influential...
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September 20, 2017 - 7:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials of a private firm operating Kansas City International Airport's parking lots say the lot where a man's remains sat undiscovered for eight months was supposed to be checked every night. Airport police found the body of Randy Potter, 53, in a pickup truck in Economy...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:02 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno (all times local PDT): 1:40 p.m. Scientists at Nevada earthquake lab are declaring success after testing new bridge designs they created to better...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:02 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno (all times local PDT): 1:40 p.m. Scientists at Nevada earthquake lab are declaring success after testing new bridge designs they created to better...
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