Construction and engineering

In this Oct. 8, 2019 photo, a man makes a sports bet at Resorts casino in Atlantic City, N.J. In November 2019, New Jersey's casinos and racetracks took in nearly $563 million worth of sports bets, a new monthly record. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
December 31, 2019 - 7:07 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City heads into 2020 with some optimism , buoyed by an expanded casino market with more jobs and more revenue. But there is also some concern over whether all nine casinos will make it to the finish line of 2020, and whether nearby states will eat into Atlantic...
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December 31, 2019 - 6:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has welcomed a deal between Russia and Ukraine to ensure the continued transit of Russian natural gas to Europe. In a statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the agreement finalized late Monday in Vienna a “good and important signal to guarantee the...
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December 30, 2019 - 6:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian gas companies say they have finalized a slew of contracts ensuring uninterrupted transit of Russian natural gas to Europe. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hailed the agreements that were signed late Monday, saying they will allow Ukraine to get at least $...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured an election majority that should allow him to push the Brexit deal through parliament. (Christian Hartmann, Pool Photo via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 8:42 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in Warsaw came to Poland's defense on Monday following repeated claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Poland bears blame for the outbreak of World War II. “Dear President Putin, Hitler and Stalin colluded to start WWII. That is a fact. Poland was...
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In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, photo, Neda Deylami poses for a portrait while charging her electric vehicle at a Chicago area grocery store. Owners of electric vehicles in a number of states will start seeing fees to pay for road repairs in the new year. At least eight states will begin charging new or higher registration fees Wednesday, Dec. 25, for electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. "It's kind of a blanket penalty for anyone who chooses to go electric," said Deylami, a Tesla owner who founded Chicago for EVs, a group that advocates for electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
December 29, 2019 - 10:31 am
The new year will bring new charges for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes. In Hawaii, the charge will be $50. In Kansas, $100. In Alabama and Ohio, $200. New or higher registration fees go into...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, third from right, walks with TMT opposition leader Kaho'okahi Kanuha, third from left, while being accompanied by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I during a visit to the protests against the TMT telescope at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. The access road to Hawaii's tallest mountain will reopen during the weekend under an agreement with protesters who have been blocking construction of a giant telescope, Big Island Mayor Harry Kim said Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
December 26, 2019 - 9:27 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters opposed to building a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest peak agreed Thursday to move a tent of elders that has blocked the mountain's access road. They agreed to move the so-called “kupuna tent," referring to the Hawaiian word for elder, as part of a deal announced by...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo Uber and Lyft drivers carry signs during a demonstration outside of Uber headquarters in San Francisco. A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 26, 2019 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. The law puts tough restrictions on who can be independent contractors or freelancers...
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December 24, 2019 - 2:23 am
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state park that borders Kentucky and Virginia wants to build the longest pedestrian swinging bridge in North America. The 725-foot bridge would cross the Russell Fork river and connect the Virginia and Kentucky sides of the park, news outlets report. A Virginia Coalfield...
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People watch a giant TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin, inside, riding a train across a bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula in Taman, Russia, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Putin on Monday inaugurated a railway bridge to Crimea, the longest in Europe, which is intended to facilitate links with Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. (AP Photo)
December 23, 2019 - 8:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday inaugurated a massive railway bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Putin rode a commuter train for the opening of the 19-kilometer (11.9-mile) bridge, which is the longest in Europe. The $3.6-billion project is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018 file photo a ship works offshore in the Baltic Sea on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 from Russia to Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
December 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — A company that operates ships laying sections of a new German-Russian pipeline said Saturday it is suspending the work after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation threatening sanctions. Trump on Friday signed the bill passed earlier this week by the Senate that provides for...
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