- Vermont town's famous floating bridge reopens with fanfare Updated: May-23-15 9:34 am
BROOKFIELD, Vermont - A tiny Vermont town's famous wooden floating bridge - believed to be the only one of its kind in the country - has been rebuilt and is reopening this weekend with fanfare including a parade with a bagpiper, high school marching band, oxen team, horses, and antique cars crossing the new span Saturday. Just not all at once.
- Anger builds among unionized workforce at Bath Iron Works Updated: May-23-15 9:23 am
BATH, Maine - The last time Bath Iron Works looked beyond Navy shipbuilding, workers agreed to a contract aimed at boosting efficiency by allowing shipbuilders to learn and perform multiple tasks. President Clinton heaped praise on the shipyard for innovation, but those provisions were tossed aside a couple of years later.
- Cuomo names ex-deputy to Port Authority board Updated: May-23-15 9:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a named his former top deputy to the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
- Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions Updated: May-23-15 8:48 am
WASHINGTON - Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.
- Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Updated: May-23-15 4:33 am
WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
- Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding Updated: May-23-15 4:30 am
WASHINGTON - Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects.
- Officials: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision Updated: May-22-15 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - The California Highway Patrol faulted a semi-truck driver Friday for a fiery head-on collision with a bus that killed 10, but officials said they still don't know why his big rig veered across an interstate median and into oncoming traffic, killing five high school students on their way to visit a college and a couple who had just gotten engaged.
- 811,000 travelers to pass through LAX during holiday weekend Updated: May-22-15 8:46 pm
LOS ANGELES - An estimated 811,000 air travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport during the Memorial Day weekend.
- VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital Updated: May-22-15 8:07 pm
DENVER - Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.
- Authorities: 3 people arrested in Goodyear on drug charges Updated: May-22-15 7:32 pm
GOODYEAR, Arizona - Police say they've arrested three people on suspicion of drug charges after serving a search warrant at a Goodyear home.
- Kentucky Court of Appeals upholds eminent domain ruling Updated: May-22-15 7:29 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling saying eminent domain can't be used to take private land to build a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids through the state.
- Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support Updated: May-22-15 5:43 pm
NEW YORK - A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.
- Adult dating site investigating breach of user data Updated: May-22-15 5:35 pm
PALO ALTO, California - The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members.
- Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks Updated: May-22-15 5:31 pm
The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.
- New Jersey man gets 6 years in railroad conspiracy case Updated: May-22-15 5:23 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A northern New Jersey man convicted of participating in a scheme to fraudulently get state funds for a railroad repair project has been sentenced to six years in state prison.
- West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract Updated: May-22-15 4:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.
- Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US Updated: May-22-15 4:47 pm
DENVER - They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.
- Gov. Baker praises Senate for backing MBTA control board Updated: May-22-15 4:31 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker is praising the Massachusetts Senate for supporting his proposal to create a financial control board to oversee management of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
- USS Harry S. Truman leaves shipyard following maintenance Updated: May-22-15 3:20 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - The Navy says the nuclear-powered USS Harry S. Truman has finished seven months of maintenance at a Virginia shipyard.
- The latest on a possible gas pipeline in the Pinelands Updated: May-22-15 1:50 pm
UPPER TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A southern New Jersey natural gas company wants to move forward with a 22-mile-long, 2-foot-wide pipeline from one rural section of the state to another.
- Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects Updated: May-22-15 1:16 pm
TOKYO - Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.
- Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis Updated: May-22-15 12:41 pm
CONAKRY, Guinea - Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.
- Labor Dept. orders subcontractor to pay workers unpaid wages Updated: May-22-15 11:56 am
GLOUCESTER, Virginia - An electrical subcontractor has been ordered to pay more than $87,000 to several employees who were underpaid for their work on a new $27 million Gloucester school.
- Plans call for restoring well-known bridge at Packard plant Updated: May-22-15 11:28 am
DETROIT - Plans call for restoring a well-known bridge that's part of the former Packard auto factory complex to the way it looked in the 1930s.
- Port Huron welcome center opens after year of construction Updated: May-22-15 10:21 am
PORT HURON, Michigan - A larger Port Huron welcome center designed for motorists entering the United States from Canada is now open.