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Crash Scene

SUV came through hole in border fence before crash with semi, 13 dead

HOLTVILLE, Calif. — The 13 people killed in one of the deadliest highway crashes involving migrants sneaking into the U.S. had entered California through...
Elaine Chao and Mitch McConnell

USDOT’s inspector general faults former Secretary Elaine Chao over ethics concerns

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year over concerns that she...
Franklin Street Bridge

US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads stagnate

AUSTIN, Texas — America's infrastructure has scored near-failing grades for its deteriorating roads, public transit and storm water systems due to years of inaction...
Interstate 75 Hazel Park Michigan

Biden team readies infrastructure package after virus relief

WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority...
Memorial Site

Owners of Massachusetts trucking company involved in crash that killed 7 charged

BOSTON — The owners of the truck involved in a crash in New Hampshire in June 2019 that killed seven motorcyclists are facing charges...
Truck in Water

Judge dismisses suit over trucker’s 2017 death on Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

EASTVILLE, Va. — A Virginia judge has dismissed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the widow of a trucker whose tractor-trailer plunged over the Chesapeake...
AP Houston

Missouri Senate passes bill against road-blocking protesters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri protesters who repeatedly block traffic without permission could face felony charges under a bill passed Thursday, Feb. 25, by...
Gas Pump

Mississippi House kills proposal for gas tax election

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi House is backing away from a proposal for a statewide election on increasing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay...
Interstate 80 Lehigh River Bridges

Pennsylvania lawmakers unhappy about bridge tolls reminded of law they passed

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania state lawmakers who are unhappy Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is considering tolling nine major bridges were warned about that prospect...
Trucks at Fuel Island

Mississippi bill would let state voters decide on fuel tax increases

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi House will consider a bill that could lead to an increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay...
Snoqualmie Pass

Avalanche dangers close 3 mountain passes in Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Three major mountain passes in Washington state were closed overnight due to avalanche dangers after heavy rain fell on a large...
Oklahoma Protest 1

New legislation in Oklahoma, other states, would protect drivers who hit protestors

OKLAHOMA CITY — When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw attention...
Fuel Pump

Experts say US’s Gulf freeze may boost gas prices, but only briefly

Add one more potential item to the list of economic hardships dealt to Americans in the past 11 months: rising gas prices.But you can’t...
Mississippi Snow

New round of icy weather hits Deep South as polar vortex creates frigid conditions...

Parts of the nation’s Deep South, where wintry precipitation already had left thousands without power, stranded drivers and interrupted efforts to vaccinate residents against...
Cottrell trailers

Auto hauler maker Cottrell to build $125M factory in Georgia industrial park

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia manufacturer of auto-hauling trailers says it will invest $125 million to build a new factory.Gainesville-based Cottrell Trailers announced Tuesday...
Oklahoma City Snow

Wintry weather blanketing US making rare dip to Gulf Coast, creating hazardous travel conditions

DALLAS — Snow and ice blanketed large swaths of the U.S. on Sunday, Feb. 14, prompting canceled flights, making driving perilous and reaching into...
Fort Worth Feb 11 2020 Pic 2

6 killed in 130-vehicle pileup on icy Texas interstate

DALLAS — A massive crash involving more than 130 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate left six people dead and dozens injured Thursday, Feb....
Feb 11 Oval Office Meeting

Biden hopes infrastructure can bridge partisan divide

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is hoping that launching an effort to build roads and bridges can help to unite Democrats and Republicans in...
North Dakota Sign

North Dakota lawmakers mulling 80 mph interstate speed limit

BISMARCK, N.D. — A legislative panel endorsed a bill Feb. 4 that would increase the speed limit from 75 mph to 80 mph on...
Arizona welcome sign

Arizona to begin bridge replacement project on Interstate 15

PHOENIX— Construction crews are about to begin a years-long project to replace a bridge on a stretch of Interstate 15 that passes through a...