Transportation infrastructure

In this grab taken from video provided by ERITV, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, centre right is welcomed by Erirea's President Isaias Afwerki as he disembarks the plane, in Asmara, Eritrea, Sunday, July 8, 2018. With laughter and hugs, the leaders of longtime rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea met for the first time in nearly two decades Sunday amid a rapid and dramatic diplomatic thaw aimed at ending one of Africa's longest-running conflicts. (ERITV via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 1:55 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Espousing love between their two countries, the leaders of longtime adversaries Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed Sunday to restore diplomatic relations after nearly 20 years and to open the border between their neighboring Horn of Africa countries. Ethiopia's reformist new...
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini makes a point during a joint press conference with Vice President of Libyan Parliamentary Council Ahmed Maitig, in Rome, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister wants tighter criteria applied for granting humanitarian protection to migrants rescued at sea. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 08, 2018 - 11:53 am
ROME (AP) — The right-wing interior minister who closed Italy's ports to aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean said Sunday that he wants to extend the prohibition to foreign navy ships. Matteo Salvini said he would bring up Italy's desire to keep navy ships carrying rescued migrants...
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Pope Francis, center, flanked by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, left, and Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, free doves outside the St. Nicholas Basilica on the occasion of a daylong prayer for peace in the Middle East in Bari, southern Italy, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Pope Francis denounced the "complicit silence" that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, during a remarkable gathering Saturday of Orthodox patriarchs and Catholic leaders united in praying for peace in the region. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 07, 2018 - 8:48 am
BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday denounced the "murderous indifference" that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, calling out global powers for seeking power and profit at the expense of the region's people during a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018, file photo, traffic spirals up-and-down a section of Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel, in Weehauken, N.J., with the New York City skyline in the background. New Jersey towns along the busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It’s just not clear when. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 04, 2018 - 9:15 am
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey towns along a busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a long-term bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It's just not clear when. New Jersey's Department of Transportation has previously said the...
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July 01, 2018 - 7:52 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen has "paused" its campaign to retake the rebel-held port city of Hodeida in support of U.N. peace efforts, an Emirati official said Sunday. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash acknowledged the week-old pause...
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June 30, 2018 - 1:50 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government says the political solution to the country's civil war begins with the "complete and unconditional" withdrawal of rebels from the port city of Hodeida. The official news agency SABA quoted on Saturday the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi as...
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In this photo made Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the Merchants Bridge crosses the Mississippi River in St. Louis. The 127-year-old railroad bridge is in danger of being shut down if it is not replaced soon, but officials are struggling with how to pay for a planned repair and the 12,500 tons of steel the project would require after tariffs were recently enacted. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 30, 2018 - 10:04 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure and to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But the second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the first. That's because the president's own tariffs on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Darrin Old Coyote, then chairman of the Crow Tribe, leads riders past Veterans Park as Crow Tribe members gather for the inaugural parade in Crow Agency, Mont. An audit released Monday, June 25, 2018 found that tribe cannot account for $14.5 million in federal transportation funding, most of it received during Coyote’s leadership. The tribe could be forced to repay some or all of the money if cannot document where it went. (Larry Mayer /The Billings Gazette via AP, File)
June 25, 2018 - 9:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Crow Indian Tribe has been unable to account for $14.5 million it received for transportation programs, marking the second time in less than two years the tribe has been faulted for its handling of federal grant money, government investigators disclosed Monday. The...
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Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory, center, arrives a surprise ceremony honoring him, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Honolulu. Emory, who served aboard the USS Honolulu during the 1941 attack, is moving back the the mainland and wanted to visit the site where his former ship was moored one last time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
June 20, 2018 - 10:45 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Ray Emory survived the early morning attack on Pearl Harbor that killed nearly 2,400 servicemen in shower of bombs and explosions nearly 80 years ago. The 97-year-old never forgot those who died that day, spending the past few decades doggedly pushing for the remains of...
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Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory, center, salutes sailors who stood in an honor cordon, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Honolulu. Emory, who served aboard the USS Honolulu during the 1941 attack, is moving back the the mainland and wanted to visit the site where his former ship was moored one last time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
June 19, 2018 - 8:08 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Nearly eight decades ago, Ray Emory, then a young sailor, watched in disbelief as Japanese torpedoes tore into American ships in Pearl Harbor. Emory survived the devastating attack but didn't forget his fellow sailors and Marines who died and were buried there without...
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