Road and highway construction

Workers fix a sewer main below the sidewalk in Mid City New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The city of New Orleans is perhaps one of the best examples of what President Donald Trump calls the country’s “crumbling infrastructure.” City officials say New Orleans needs more than $11 billion to update key parts of its infrastructure. The city has about $2 billion in hand, but it’s not clear that Trump’s bold plan will help make up the gap. New Orleans’ mayor says Trump’s proposal puts the onus on cities and states to raise taxes and fees to pay for the improvements. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 03, 2018 - 9:34 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drops in the city's aging water delivery system, restaurants and cafes have to boil water to feed...
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Filipe Albuquerque, of Portugal, sits behind the wheel as crew members change tires and add fuel to the Cadillac DPi during a pit stop in the IMSA 24-hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 28, 2018 - 2:42 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest at the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2:40 p.m. (all times local) Action Express Racing has won its third Rolex 24 at Daytona title with an overall victory in the prestigious sports car race. The win went to Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque. Chip...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, a Border Patrol agent walks along a border structure in San Diego, Calif. The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico. The plan provides one of the most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 05, 2018 - 8:42 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge. The proposal by Customs and Border...
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November 25, 2017 - 12:02 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's attorney general's office says it is investigating former President Alejandro Toledo for allegedly taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Brazilian company Camargo Correa in exchange for a highway construction contract. Toledo, who governed from 2001 to 2006, is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, U.N. World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley poses for a photo beside his agency's logo at the agency's headquarters in New York. Beasley is telling world leaders that the only way to end global hunger is to end conflicts, which would also free up billions of dollars to build roads and infrastructure and promote economic growth in all developing countries. (AP Photo/Robert Bumstead)
November 11, 2017 - 10:02 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is telling world leaders that the only way to end global hunger is to end conflicts, which would also free up billions of dollars to build roads and infrastructure and promote economic growth in all developing countries. David Beasley said in...
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November 06, 2017 - 10:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged 200 million shekels ($57 million) Monday to build safe bypass roads for Jewish West Bank settlers, in a move that looks to satisfy a key constituent but anger Palestinians who consider it a further encroachment upon their hoped for...
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This Monday, July 24, 2017, photo shows the Caterpillar logo on the front of a Caterpillar 725C end dump truck at a dealer in Miami. Caterpillar, Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
October 24, 2017 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Caterpillar Inc.'s third-quarter profit surged on demand for construction equipment, topping Wall Street expectations. The Peoria, Illinois-based company boosted its guidance, citing strong oil and gas markets in North America along with construction in China. Its shares surged,...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 12:51 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Nate slogged its way up the northeastern U.S. on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression less than two days after it roared ashore in Mississippi and Louisiana as a hurricane. Nate spared the region the kind of catastrophic...
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October 09, 2017 - 12:07 pm
The latest on tropical storms Nate and Ophelia (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Nate caused relatively little damage in Alabama, but it could still take days to deal with the storm's worst effects. On Dauphin Island, Mayor Jeff Collier said workers were using heavy equipment Monday to remove as much...
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Downed power lines and debris are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Governor Ricardo Rossello and Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez, the island’s representative in Congress, have said they intend to seek more than a billion in federal assistance and they have praised the response to the disaster by President Donald Trump, who plans to visit Puerto Rico next week, as well as FEMA Administrator Brock Long. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 27, 2017 - 8:28 am
MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a...
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