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Judge tosses cases involving Omaha protesters who blocked bridge

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OMAHA, Neb. — A judge has dismissed cases against 25 people who were arrested and jailed for blocking traffic at a bridge during a...
IB Perrine Bridge

Idaho transportation agency plans third bridge across Snake River near Twin Falls

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Officials from Jerome and Twin Falls counties in Idaho have announced plans to build a third rim-to-rim bridge over the...
Mobile Interstate 10 Bridge

Proposed I-10 bridge construction spanning Alabama’s Mobile River, Mobile Bay back on table

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MOBILE, Ala. — The idea of constructing a new bridge to span the Mobile River is back on the table on Alabama's coast, where...
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Seattle mayor elects to repair, not replace, the West Seattle Bridge

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SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city will repair, instead of replace, the West Seattle Bridge, a critical link between that community...
Lynard Skynard Memorial

Mississippi adds road signs on Interstate 55 for Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash site

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GILLSBURG, Miss. — Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock band famous for "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird," now has highway signs pointing to the site...
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Fiery crash closes bridge linking Ohio, Kentucky for extended period

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CINCINNATI — A fiery crash on a bridge linking Ohio and Kentucky could force the span to remain closed for days as intense heat...
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Nevada trucking firm gets COVID-19 fine for Trump Jr. rally

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RENO, Nev. — State regulators have fined a trucking firm in Sparks more than $4,500 for violating coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings during a...
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West Virginia settles with road paving companies for $101.3M

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia officials announced a $101.3 million settlement Friday, October 30, in an antitrust suit against 11 asphalt and paving companies...
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Section of Interstate 70, closed since February, to reopen

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WHEELING, W.Va. — After months of work, a westbound lane of Interstate 70 through Wheeling is set to reopen no later than Monday, November...
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Tesla ‘full self-driving’ vehicles can’t drive themselves

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DETROIT — During the week of Oct. 19, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test...
Bourne Bridge

More than 460 of Massachusetts’ bridges in poor condition, awaiting repairs

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RANDOLPH, Mass. — More than 460 bridges in Massachusetts are in poor condition and will stay that way without further investment, the state’s secretary...
Courtroom Gavel on Pile of Cash

Fired truck driver to get $165,000 in gender bias settlement

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MINNEAPOLIS— A Twin Cities truck driver who was fired because she failed a strength test following a workplace injury has been awarded $165,000 from...
Pilot Flying J Truck Stop

U.S. appeals panel overturns three Pilot Flying J convictions

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A U.S. appellate panel on Wednesday, Oct. 14, tossed convictions for the former president of Pilot Flying J and two of...
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Massachusetts’ toll revenue drops by a third, threatening planned projects

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BOSTON — Massachusetts' toll revenues dropped by a third in the first eight months of 2020 compared to revenues from the same period last...
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EPA ridicules California’s proposed ban of new gas cars

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chief Andrew Wheeler on Sept. 28 ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban the sale of...
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Connecticut workplace shooter says gun fired by accident

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SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — A man charged with wounding his boss and another employee in a Sept. 22 shooting at a Connecticut trucking repair...
Site of Connecticut Shooting

UPDATED Sept. 23: Two wounded in workplace shooting at Connecticut trucking repair company, suspect...

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UPDATED 9:42 a.m. CDT: Police released name of suspect; provided more details on arrest.SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — A shooter opened fire and wounded two...
New Jersey Turnpike

Double whammy for New Jersey drivers begins with toll hikes

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TRENTON, N.J. — The first part of a one-two punch for New Jersey drivers took effect Sunday, Sept. 13, with hikes on the state’s...
Pennsylvania Trooper

As pandemic raged, some roadways became speedways

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, a...
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Daimler Trucks expands testing of self-driving vehicles in U.S. Southwest

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SANTA FE, N.M.— Daimler Trucks and allied vehicle software company Torc Robotics announced this week the expansion of testing for self-driving trucks to public...