|05/25/2013||Truck Driver's Path a Puzzle in Bridge Section Collapse|
May 25--If William Scott had steered just a few feet to the left, his truck would have sailed across the Skagit River bridge with no problem.
|05/25/2013||Washington St. Bridge Section Collapse Brings Attention to Truck Strikes|
SEATTLE -- The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday that the bridge collapse in Washington state is a wake-up call for the U.S.
|05/24/2013||Skagit River Bridge Part of 'Fracture-Critical' Generation|
May 24--The Skagit River Bridge wasn't particularly worrisome to state engineers.
|05/24/2013||I-5 Bridge Collapses in Wash. State; No Deaths Reported|
MOUNT VERNON, Washington -- The major highway bridge linking Seattle with Canada and the rest of the Pacific Northwest region collapsed Thursday evening, dumping at least a handful of vehicles and people into a river, the Washington State Patrol said.
|05/23/2013||Building Materials Blamed in Bangladesh Disaster|
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A government investigation found poor quality construction materials and building code violations were among the "series of irregularities" that caused the collapse of a building housing garment factories last month in Bangladesh, the committee head said Thursday.
|05/23/2013||Construction Worker Killed in Partial Collapse of Parking Garage in Md.|
BETHESDA, Md. - A parking garage partially collapsed Thursday outside a shopping mall in suburban Maryland, and officials said one construction worker died after being trapped under a concrete slab.
|05/23/2013||Caterpillar and Union At South Milwaukee Facility To Continue Negotiations|
May 23--Contract negotiations between Caterpillar Inc. and workers in South Milwaukee are scheduled to continue next week, according to union officials.
|05/23/2013||Chinese Solar Firms Protest E.U. Plan to Levy Tariffs|
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|05/23/2013||Threat of North Dakota Dam Failure May Be Easing|
BISMARCK, N.D. - The threat of a possible dam failure on a river near a northeastern North Dakota city appears to be easing, and officials were considering Thursday when 1,300 evacuated residents would be able to return to their homes.
|05/23/2013||Bay Bridge Documents Reveal Decisions That Led to Broken Bolts|
May 23--OAKLAND -- Caltrans and private engineers deliberated three months in 2003 over the proper corrosion method to use on high-strength steel rods for the new Bay Bridge, a decision that led to the embarrassing failure of 32 rods a decade later.
|05/23/2013||Sinkhole Snarls Traffic in Downtown Washington, D.C.|
A massive sinkhole that has snarled traffic in the heart of the District might not be fixed until at least Friday, authorities said.
|05/22/2013||House Republicans Push for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline|
WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. Congress pushed for a way to bypass President Barack Obama and get approval of a Canadian oil pipeline that has angered environmentalists but has the ardent support of Canada officials.
|05/21/2013||Life in Prison Sought for Suspects in Bangladesh Building Collapse|
May 21--A government inquiry in Bangladesh will recommend life in prison for nine people arrested in connection with the deadly collapse of a garment factory complex just outside the capital, Dhaka, according to a report Tuesday by the Reuters news agency.
|05/22/2013||Amazon's Plan for Giant Spheres on New Campus Gets Mixed Reaction From Public|
May 22--CORRECTION: This story, published May 21, 2013, was updated May 22 to clarify comments by architect Mathew Albores.
|05/22/2013||Feds Open Special Inspection Into N.C. Nuclear Plant|
RALEIGH, N.C. - Federal regulators said Wednesday that they are conducting a special inspection of a nuclear power plant outside North Carolina's capital city that was forced to shut down last week after operators discovered corrosion and cracking in the reactor vessel's covering.
|05/21/2013||Four Dead in Central China Crane Collapse|
4 dead in C China crane collapse
|05/21/2013||Tornado Touches Off New Interest in Safe Structures|
ST. LOUIS_Brad Erwin was in junior high that day in August 1990, when a tornado destroyed much of his hometown of Plainfield.
|05/22/2013||Damage From Okla. Tornado Could Exceed $2B|
MOORE, Okla. - Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says 12,000 to 13,000 homes were affected by the tornado that tore through a city suburb.
|05/21/2013||Editorial: Progress and Room for Improvement in Tornado's Wake|
The pictures make you wonder how anyone lived through the monster tornado that devastated an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday.
|05/21/2013||Miami-Dade County Approves $1.6B Plan to Upgrade Water and Sewer Systems|
May 21--Miami-Dade commissioners swallowed hard medicine Tuesday, approving an agreement with the federal and state governments to settle violations of environmental laws and committing $1.6 billion over the next 15 years to fix the county's antiquated water and sewer pipes.
|05/21/2013||Wash. Gov. Inslee Rejects Funding Compromise for New Columbia River Bridge|
May 21--OLYMPIA -- A legislative compromise on a controversial bridge over the Columbia River was sliced out of the state's $8.8 billion transportation budget Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee, who insisted it would endanger federal money and could lead to the bridge not being built.
|05/21/2013||Baltimore City Board Approves $107M in Tax Assistance for $1B Waterfront Development|
May 21--Meeting behind closed doors, the city's Board of Finance on Monday approved more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance to help fund a massive, waterfront development project that will host energy giant Exelon Corp.'s regional headquarters.
|05/21/2013||Obama Opposes House Bill to Speed Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline|
WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama opposes a House of Representatives bill that would speed approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
|05/21/2013||Four Teams Shortlisted for $2.1B Makeover of Interstate 4 in Orlando|
May 21--Four teams made up of some of the largest companies in the world are in the final running for the $2.1 billion makeover of Interstate 4 through Metro Orlando, state officials said Tuesday.
|05/21/2013||Energy Sec. Moniz: LNG Exports on Hold Until He Reviews Data|
WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Tuesday he will put on hold about 20 applications to export liquefied natural gas until he reviews studies by the Energy Department and others on what impact the exports would have on domestic natural gas supplies and prices.