Building construction

FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo stacks of building materials are stacked up near new home under construction in Mechanicsville, Va. On Friday, Aug. 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 23, 2019 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell a steep 12.8% in July as higher prices and limited inventory sidelined would-be buyers. The Commerce Department said Friday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 635,000 units. That's down from a sharply revised upward rate of 728...
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Demolition of a historic building is shown on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. The building is the site where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded. Soon after demolition began on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, a Fulton County court ordered the work stopped and issued a temporary restraining order. Fiddlin' John Carson likely recorded "Little Log Cabin in the Lane" in the building in 1923. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
August 09, 2019 - 5:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A court order has stopped demolition after it had already began on a downtown Atlanta building where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded. Part of the building was knocked down Thursday before crews learned a Fulton County judge issued a temporary restraining...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2019, file photo, demonstrators block a road at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain, in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. The University of Hawaii's board is forming a task force to study the school's management of Mauna Kea's summit, which is currently at the center of long-running protests against the construction of a new telescope. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
August 05, 2019 - 9:04 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The group behind a $1.4 billion telescope planned for Hawaii is applying for a permit to build in Spain as ongoing protests and a human blockade prevent them from starting construction on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak that some people consider sacred. The plan to start...
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July 31, 2019 - 8:05 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a North Carolina county got scammed when criminals posing as representatives of a construction contractor tricked county workers into transferring about $2.5 million into a bogus account. The money was meant for construction of a new high school in Cabarrus County...
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FILE - This July 19, 2017, file photo shows a two-story brick building, right, at the northwest edge of Atlanta's old downtown. Thousands of petitioners are hoping to stop the demolition of the downtown Atlanta building where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fiddlin' John Carson likely recorded "Little Log Cabin in the Lane" in the building in 1923. Last month, a Myrtle Beach-based developer planning to build a 21-story Margaritaville-themed hotel obtained a permit to tear the building down. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
July 30, 2019 - 12:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of petitioners are hoping to stop the demolition of a downtown Atlanta building where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fiddlin' John Carson likely recorded "Little Log Cabin in the Lane" in the building...
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Israeli forces destroy a building in a Palestinian village of Sur Baher, east Jerusalem, Monday, July 22, 2019. Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. Monday's demolitions cap a years-long legal battle over the buildings, which straddle the city and the occupied West Bank. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 22, 2019 - 6:11 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. The demolitions capped a years-long legal battle over the buildings, built along the invisible line straddling the...
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Police officers stand in front of the home, right, of Ayoola A. Ajayi Friday, June 28, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Authorities are filing murder and kidnapping charges in the death of a Utah college student who disappeared 11 days ago. Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said 31-year-old Ajayi will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnaping and desecration of a body in the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 29, 2019 - 8:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A construction contractor says the primary suspect in the killing of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck approached him in April about building a secretive and soundproof room under a front porch. Brian Wolf told the Desert News that the construction request from...
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In this photo provided by Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority, rescuers carry the body of a victim at the site of a building collapse, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia. Rescuers on Monday continued to search the rubble of a building that collapsed while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing over two dozen workers and injuring 24 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that was doubling as their housing. (Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 4:22 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia said Tuesday that seven people, including four Chinese nationals, have been charged with crimes related to a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers who were sleeping in the unfinished structure that doubled as their housing. The Preah...
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Rescuers try to remove the rubble at the site of a collapsed building in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Rescue workers were using saws to cut steel beams and excavators to move piles of rubble of the collapsed seven-story building. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
June 23, 2019 - 11:19 am
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24. Hun Sen said he would oversee the rescue operation at the site in...
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June 21, 2019 - 6:49 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A nonprofit and South Carolina city are building oyster shell reefs to lessen the environmental impact of planned construction projects. The Post and Courier reports The Citadel Foundation and city of Charleston are building the reefs along the Ashley River. The newspaper...
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