Construction and engineering

This May 25, 2018, photo shows a home under construction in Hampton Township, Pa. On Tuesday, June 19, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in May. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
June 19, 2018 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May's...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2015 photo, Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist with the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, looks at a culvert, a large pipe that allows streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon, along the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Wash. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices divided 4-4 Monday, June 11, 2018, in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and the federal government. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
June 11, 2018 - 6:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state must restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order. The justices divided 4-4 in the long-running dispute that pits the state against Northwest Indian tribes and the...
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In this June 7, 2018 photo, One World Trade Center towers over its neighbors, including 3 World Trade Center, center, an 80-story office building in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 10, 2018 - 2:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood. Monday's ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot (329-meter) 3 World Trade Center marks a major step in the rebuilding of the site,...
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In this Saturday, June 9, 2018, photo, a World War II cannon is decorated with flowers to honor the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 10, 2018 - 6:09 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A new surveillance camera was installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Located a quarter mile (400 meters) off the coast...
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June 06, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The Water Resources Development Act would authorize a host of projects nationwide,...
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Natural Resources Minister James Carr speak at the National Press Theatre during a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 11:04 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's federal government said Tuesday it is buying a controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast to ensure it gets built. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government plans to spend $4.5 billion Canadian (US$3.4 billion) to purchase Kinder Morgan's Trans...
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May 25, 2018 - 1:17 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington's...
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May 24, 2018 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An administrative law judge is shutting down work on a natural gas liquids pipeline that runs through the Philadelphia suburbs, saying Sunoco Pipeline has failed to take reasonable steps to warn people and protect them from danger. The state Public Utility Commission judge...
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May 21, 2018 - 2:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new lawsuit blames lawyers, engineers and financial experts for a trash incinerator project that nearly bankrupted the city of Harrisburg, calling it "the worst municipal financial disaster" in state history. The state and the city on Monday sued four law firms, two...
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This conceptual rendering released by Madison Square Garden shows a transparent look theme exterior of the MSG Sphere Las Vegas arena. An 18,000-seat, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other entertainment events on the Las Vegas Strip will break ground this summer. The Madison Square Garden Company on Friday, May 18, 2018, revealed details of the project it is developing in partnership with Las Vegas Sands, which operates two casino-resorts adjacent to the planned arena. (Madison Square Garden via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 1:30 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A massive high-tech, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other events while engaging multiple senses will break ground this summer in Las Vegas, officials announced Friday. The New York-based Madison Square Garden Company revealed details of the 18,000-seat, futuristic-...
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