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October 21, 2017 - 4:01 am
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — Contractors for the N.C. Department of Transportation are slated to begin work on a coastal bridge that will result in lane closures. A news release from the department on Friday said deck maintenance on the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge on the U.S. 64 Bypass across Croatan...
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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)
October 20, 2017 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them on from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that...
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In this image from video made available by NASA, astronaut Joe Acaba performs a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The 250-mile-high complex is currently home to three Americans, two Russians and one Italian. (NASA via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 12:56 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts provided some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm on Friday. Astronaut Joe Acaba unbolted a blurry camera from a new robotic hand installed two weeks ago. He then popped in a spare, which flight controllers quickly...
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This Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo shows a "House for Sale by Owner" sign in a yard in Fort Washington, Pa. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in September. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting sales. The National Association of Realtors said Friday existing home sales increased...
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October 20, 2017 - 8:31 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with U.N. sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Any North Koreans still in the East...
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Crews work on a border wall prototype near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in San Diego. Companies are nearing an Oct. 26 deadline to finish building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 20, 2017 - 12:09 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego. The prototypes form a tightly packed row of imposing concrete and metal panels, including one with sharp metal edges on top. Another has a...
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Crews work on one of the sidewalls of the damaged main spillway of the Oroville Dam on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. California officials say repair costs at the nation's tallest dam will be nearly double the original estimate of $275 million. The main spillway and emergency spillway suffered significant damage during storms last February, prompting fears of massive flooding. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 19, 2017 - 9:35 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The costs to repair the nation's tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday. The $500 million figure reflects...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 file photo shows a tugboat maneuvering through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River that would be the nation's largest have poured big money into a local port commissioner race that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. (AP Photo/Don Ryan,File)
October 19, 2017 - 8:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest in the nation have poured big money into a port commissioner race in Washington state that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris...
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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)
October 19, 2017 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has ordered two companies to make more extensive repairs to stabilize the area around a Superfund toxic waste site near Houston following Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday that a survey of the area near the San Jacinto River Waste Pits...
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