Construction and engineering

In this June 19, 2019, photo Larry McGee balances along a roof edge as he carries roof over ridge vent that he and others will be laying down on a new house in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood. On Wednesday, July 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in June. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped last month as an uptick in the building of single-family homes was offset by a big drop in apartment construction. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that construction was started at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million in June, down...
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In this Sept. 21, 2016, photo, visitors walk by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) exhibition booth during the China International Chemical Industry Fair in Shanghai, China. China's government expressed hope Tuesday, July 16, 2019, that Malaysia's dispute with a state-owned Chinese company building two multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline projects can be resolved through "friendly consultation." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 16, 2019 - 6:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government expressed hope Tuesday that Malaysia's dispute with a state-owned Chinese company building two multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline projects can be resolved through "friendly consultation." Foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said the project being built by a...
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A police officer gestures at demonstrators blocking a road at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, who are protesting the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
July 16, 2019 - 3:30 am
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating against the construction of a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred after they spent the day blocking the road to the project site. About a dozen elders, or kupuna, sat in chairs at the start of...
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In this Friday, July 12, 2019 photo, Indian villagers cross floodwaters on country boats in Ashighar village, Morigaon district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Rain-triggered floods and mudslides have left a trail of destruction across northeastern India, killing at least a dozen people and affecting over a million, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo)
July 14, 2019 - 6:35 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by...
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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 - 7:56 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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A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned expolosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. The spectacular planned explosion knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people and some 3,500 people who live nearby had been evacuated as a precaution in the last hours; sirens sounded a final warning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 28, 2019 - 4:05 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on Friday knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned...
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FILE - This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Enbridge Inc. said Monday, June, 17, 2019, it’s moving ahead with collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while preparing for a court battle with Michigan’s governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. The Canadian company, which has been drilling into the ground on the south side of the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan, said it will begin boring into the lakebed this week from a barge in shallow water. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
June 27, 2019 - 10:24 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk." Democrat Dana Nessel's move came the same day she also sought to dismiss pipeline operator Enbridge's request for a ruling on the legality of...
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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 - 3:22 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 - 10:19 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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In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019 photo, Eric Ridenhour poses with a photo he took of his fiancee Kiersten Smith after giving an interview in Dallas. Smith was killed in the June 9 crane collapse in downtown Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
June 20, 2019 - 2:02 pm
DALLAS (AP) — As Kiersten Smith watched an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," her fiance prepared a lazy Sunday lunch of grilled cheese and tomato soup. Just feet away, Eric Ridenhour said they were chatting when a crane crashed into their downtown Dallas apartment complex. "I had zero vision but I could...
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