Construction and engineering

FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
October 15, 2018 - 2:09 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia, as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to...
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This photo shows devastation from Hurricane Michael in this aerial photo over Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Blocks and blocks of homes were demolished, reduced to piles of splintered lumber or mere concrete slabs, by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 15, 2018 - 8:41 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage winds of a hurricane. When many of the homes on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume the roof of a home following an explosion in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston. Federal investigators are confirming that over pressurized natural gas lines were the source of a series of explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. The preliminary report on Thursday, Oct. 11 from the National Transportation Safety Board said that Columbia Gas work in Lawrence on Sept. 13 failed to account for the location of critical gas pressure sensors, causing high-pressure gas to flood the distribution system at excessive levels. (WCVB via AP, File)
October 11, 2018 - 5:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Over-pressurized natural gas lines were the source of deadly explosions and fires that rocked communities north of Boston last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The five-page, preliminary report found that utility workers contracted by Columbia Gas had...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 09, 2018 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. Founded in 2015 in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's tiny Montana hometown,...
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October 05, 2018 - 2:30 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities say they are in talks with Saudi Arabia to launch several mega projects, including construction of an oil refinery at the country's southwestern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea coast. Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan says the country's Cabinet on Thursday...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2018 - 12:18 am
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in...
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FILE In this July 11, 2018 file photo, workers repave a street in Roseville, Calif., partially funded by a gas tax hike passed by the Legislature in 2017. Leaders of the Proposition 6 campaign to repeal California's recent gas tax increase are asking the federal government to investigate their claims that public resources have been used against them. A spokeswoman for the anti-Proposition 6 campaign countered the allegations, saying the campaign follows all laws. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 02, 2018 - 10:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the Proposition 6 campaign to repeal California's recent gas tax increase are asking the federal government to investigate their claims that public resources have been used against them. Their allegations are based on emails and other documents that appear to...
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Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Miss., left, watches as President Donald Trump shakes hands with Gov. Phil Bryant, R- Miss., after arriving for a campaign rally in Southaven, Miss., at Memphis International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2018 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is looking to use his influence to sway the outcome of a low-profile election in Mississippi that could tip the balance of the Senate. Trump is set to rally his supporters on Tuesday in...
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A few people walk through main plaza entryway to the closed Salesforce Transit Center Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in San Francisco. San Francisco officials said Thursday that crews have started work to shore up two cracked beams that shuttered a celebrated and newly opened $2 billion transit center. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority said that workers removed ceiling panels and light fixtures at the Salesforce Transit Center in advance of shoring installation that could begin this weekend. Officials say flawed fabrication, installation or design could be the cause of the cracks.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 27, 2018 - 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews began work to shore up two cracked support beams that have shuttered a celebrated and newly opened $2 billion San Francisco transit center, authorities said Thursday. Workers removed ceiling panels and light fixtures at the Salesforce Transit Center ahead of installing a...
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Traffic backs up on Fremont Street and is diverted around the closed Salesforce Transit Center Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in San Francisco. A second beam in San Francisco's celebrated new $2 billion transit terminal shows signs of cracking, an official said Wednesday, a day after a crack in a nearby support beam shut down the building that opened just last month. The first crack found by workers installing roof tiles Tuesday spans a beam holding up a park over the three-block-long facility and runs over a downtown street, Salesforce Transit Center executive director Mark Zabaneh said. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 27, 2018 - 2:51 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials struggled Wednesday to find the source of unusual cracking in support beams that shut down a just-opened, $2 billion transit center meant to serve as a bold architectural statement from a wealthy, high-tech city. The Salesforce Transit Center opened to...
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