Engineering

October 06, 2017 - 2:42 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It probably will take until next spring for the Army Corps of Engineers to finish court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, agency attorneys said in court documents filed Friday. The Corps had anticipated completing the task by the end of...
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September 28, 2017 - 7:33 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers from New York and New Jersey are introducing legislation Thursday to force federal transportation officials to implement a rule to test train engineers for sleep apnea. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced...
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FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City. Authorities said that the owner of the privately owned Enrique Rebsamen school built an apartment for herself on top of the collapsed wing, which local media said included a Jacuzzi, and were looking into whether the extra weight may have played a role in the collapse. (AP Photo/Carlos Cisneros, File)
September 27, 2017 - 12:05 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. And now authorities are looking into whether an apartment reportedly built on top of the two-story...
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FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City. Authorities said that the owner of the privately owned Enrique Rebsamen school built an apartment for herself on top of the collapsed wing, which local media said included a Jacuzzi, and were looking into whether the extra weight may have played a role in the collapse. (AP Photo/Carlos Cisneros, File)
September 26, 2017 - 9:24 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. And now authorities are looking into whether an apartment reportedly built on top of the two-story...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 29, 2017 - 12:45 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:40 p.m. A spokeswoman for a Houston hotel says one of its employees disappeared while helping about 100 guests and workers evacuate the building. Omni Hotel spokeswoman Kristen Candenhead said in an email Monday night that a...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 28, 2017 - 10:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A Houston woman says that she presumes six members of a family, including four of her grandchildren, have died after their van sank into Greens Bayou in East Houston. Virginia Saldivar says her brother-in-law, Samuel...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 28, 2017 - 8:28 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The first large round of evacuees from Southeast Texas has arrived in Dallas. A steady rain met a U.S. Air Force C-130 transport plane as it landed at Dallas Love Field about 6:30 p.m. Monday with about 70 evacuees. Pet...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 28, 2017 - 7:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Officials in Baytown, a refinery suburb east of Houston, are urging residents of two subdivisions along a rain-swollen bayou to put white towels or sheets on their windows to alert evacuation teams to rescue them...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 28, 2017 - 7:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 6 p.m. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is adding four East Texas counties to the 54 Southeast Texas counties already covered by his Hurricane Harvey disaster declaration. The Republican on Monday added Angelina, Trinity, Sabine and Orange...
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Wilford Martinez, right, is rescued from his flooded car by Harris County Sheriff's Department Richard Wagner along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 28, 2017 - 12:21 am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says another 1,000 National Guard members will be sent to Houston on Monday as flooding from Harvey continues to ravage the area. The governor announced the move late Sunday on his...
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