Power and communication line construction

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1996, file photo, villagers ride a dugout up the Mekong River near Sambor, Cambodia where a major dam has been proposed. A study says a Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 17, 2018 - 5:15 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian...
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Juan Castro fills a power plant with gasoline to energize the cabinet building workshop where he works, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Officials say it will take 24 to 36 hours to restore power after a Island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line. Officials said it could...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans (THE CONVERSATION) Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2000, file photo, then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, right, and then South Korean President Kim Dae-jung raise their arms together before signing a joint declaration at the end of the second day of a three-day summit in Pyongyang. The first inter-Korean summit led to a landmark agreement between the Koreas over now-stalled joint economic projects. The countries also agreed to resume family reunions. (Korea Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 06, 2018 - 2:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean presidential envoys have met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang in the highest-level talks between the rivals in years. The meeting extends a temporary lull in tensions brought by the North's outreach to the South during the recently concluded...
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Kaylee Collin, right, and Spencer Stone walk through water along North Avenue in Camp Ellis in Saco, Maine on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The coastal neighborhood as well as other parts of the southern Maine coast were flooded for the third day in a row on Sunday. (Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via AP)
March 05, 2018 - 3:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses from Virginia to New England remained without power Monday, several days after a major nor'easter struck the East Coast, and with another storm bearing down. Residents faced a massive cleanup Monday following the storm, which was blamed...
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People stand at the entrance to a pizza shop as water floods a street, in Scituate, Mass., Friday, March 2, 2018. A major nor'easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 03, 2018 - 4:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a major late-winter storm pounding the East Coast (all times local): 5:45 p.m. An 11-year-old boy in New York state is the fifth person reported killed by downed trees in a fierce winter storm bringing high winds and heavy rain to the East Coast. A tree crashed through a...
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People stand at the entrance to a pizza shop as water floods a street, in Scituate, Mass., Friday, March 2, 2018. A major nor'easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 03, 2018 - 12:15 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a major late-winter storm pounding the East Coast (all times local): 5:45 p.m. An 11-year-old boy in New York state is the fifth person reported killed by downed trees in a fierce winter storm bringing high winds and heavy rain to the East Coast. A tree crashed through a...
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February 20, 2018 - 2:26 am
BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Justin Verlander, left, and catcher Brian McCann talk during the fifth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. Major League Baseball is imposing stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. The new rules announced Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, include a general limit of six mound visits per nine-inning game without a pitching change, whether by a manager, coach or player. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 19, 2018 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but...
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FILE - In a Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Metrolink Director of Operations, R.T. McCarthy, demonstrates Metrolink's implementation of Positive Train Control, (PTC) at the Metrolink Locomotive and Cab Car Simulators training facility in Los Angeles' Union Station. The railroad industry is downplaying expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the country by the end of the year. Officials at rail industry trade associations now say they view Dec. 31, 2018, as the date by which railroads must qualify for an extension of as much as two more years, not the ultimate deadline. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The railroad industry is playing down expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the United States by the end of the year. Indeed, freight and commuter rail officials speak as if there never was any plan...
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