Road and highway construction

April 09, 2019 - 4:49 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation is targeting potholes on a stretch of Interstate 40 for repairs. The agency says in a news release that work crews will be patching potholes on I-40 in Buncombe County this week. Workers will place hot asphalt in centerline...
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Ryan Blaney (12) leads Jimmie Johnson (48) and Erik Jones (20) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
April 07, 2019 - 3:44 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Joey Logano has won the second stage of Sunday's Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano beat Ryan Blaney for the stage win, and the two Team Penske drivers have combined to lead 167 of the...
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In this Dec. 3, 2018, photo, a Panama Canal worker docks the Chinese container ship Cosco at the Panama Canals' Cocoli Locks, in Panama City. China’s expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring anxiety in Washington. As American officials express alarm at Beijing’s ambitions in a U.S.-dominated region, China has launched a charm offensive, wooing Panamanian politicians, professionals, and journalists. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
April 04, 2019 - 9:44 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other powers. China is...
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March 25, 2019 - 11:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, along the U.S. border with Mexico. The Pentagon says it will divert up to $1 billion to...
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Schoolchildren pick up books that were left to dry in the sun after their school was damaged by Cyclone Idai, in Inchope Mozambique, Monday March 25, 2019. Cyclone Idai's death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers rush to restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
March 25, 2019 - 11:46 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities in Mozambique say that with a key road open to the badly damaged city of Beira, conditions on the ground improving and more international help arriving, vital aid to those hit by Cyclone Idai should now flow more freely. Cyclone Idai's death toll has risen above...
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In this April 4, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Members of the Manafort family who run the Connecticut-based Manafort Brothers Inc. construction company are defending their family name while distancing themselves from Paul Manafort Jr., who is facing sentencing this month for financial crimes and illegal lobbying. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 03, 2019 - 2:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — What do you do if you share a name with one of the most prominent defendants in the special counsel's investigation into Russia? Paul Manafort's daughter decided to change her name . Leaders of New Britain, Connecticut, considered renaming Paul Manafort Drive, a street named...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency performed inadequate environmental review before approving petroleum exploration in a northern Alaska reserve, according to a lawsuit filed by a nearby tribe and five environmental groups. The Native Village of Nuiqsut and the groups on Thursday sued the...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:29 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — All southbound lanes of Interstate 85 near Spartanburg have been closed so crews can make emergency repairs to the pavement. The South Carolina Department of Transportation closed the southbound side of the highway near Exit 75 on Sunday afternoon. That's where state...
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In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 photo, car owner Joe Gibbs walks down pit road during qualifying for the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, , in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 17, 2019 - 7:38 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. J.D...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018 file photo, a Chinese construction worker stands on land that was reclaimed from the Indian Ocean for the Colombo Port City project, initiated as part of China's ambitious One Belt One Road initiative, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry spokesman M.R. Hasan said Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, that he's waiting to hear whether terms of a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy for the highway project have been approved. President Maithripala Sirisena's government had criticized the previous administration of strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa for leading the country into a Chinese debt trap. However, the government has turned to China to help relieve economic pressures. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
February 02, 2019 - 2:47 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is negotiating a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital Colombo to the hilly resort city of Kandy, even as the heavily-indebted South Asian island nation makes arrangements to pay down $5.9 billion in foreign loans this year...
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