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MOSCOW | Egyptian president arrives in Russia

MOSCOW — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations. Egyptian officials say the visit will enhance economic and trade ties and include discussions to advance the construction of the nuclear plant Russia is building on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. The Kremlin says Russian … Continue reading MOSCOW | Egyptian president arrives in Russia

TOKYO | New Tokyo fish market starts traditionally with tuna auction

TOKYO — Tokyo’s famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction. The customary clanging of bells opened the auction for raw and frozen tuna, which crammed the huge warehouse wall-to-wall, at the waterfront Toyosu facility. The rhythmical shouts of the auctioneers and the special hand … Continue reading TOKYO | New Tokyo fish market starts traditionally with tuna auction

SAN DIEGO | California extends Trump’s border mission by 6 months

SAN DIEGO — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday extended the state National Guard’s participation in President Donald Trump’s border deployment by six months, a low-key announcement that was made without any of the acrimony that characterized his early negotiations with the federal government. The California National Guard said in a press release that the … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | California extends Trump’s border mission by 6 months

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s new transit terminal closes over beam crack

SAN FRANCISCO  — The so-called “Grand Central of the West” is closed out of safety concerns after workers discovered a crack in a support beam of the $2 billion transit terminal that opened just last month. Workers discovered the crack early Tuesday while installing roofing tiles at the Salesforce Transit Center, according to its executive … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s new transit terminal closes over beam crack

NTSB expected to determine cause of Air Canada close call

Video captured the moment that an Air Canada jet flew off course and just over four other jetliners filled with passengers late on a July night last year in San Francisco. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the close call. Board members are likely to focus … Continue reading NTSB expected to determine cause of Air Canada close call

ATLANTA | Cost caps sought for Georgia nuclear project to move forward

ATLANTA— The nation’s only major nuclear power plant under construction appears to still be alive as the three owners seek to hash out conditions that one of them set on the project, now years over schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Oglethorpe Power on Monday said it’s only willing to move forward with the … Continue reading ATLANTA | Cost caps sought for Georgia nuclear project to move forward

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania | Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 225

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  — Tanzania’s government on Monday launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week. The government is also taking steps to build a bigger ferry. A preliminary investigation found that overloading was the main reason that … Continue reading DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania | Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 225

LONG BEACH, Calif  | New California bridge gets sensors to gather earthquake data

LONG BEACH, Calif  — A replacement bridge under construction at the second-busiest port in the U.S. isn’t just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters — it’s a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists. The new bridge, which will stretch 8,800 feet (2,680 meters) over the Port of Long Beach, is … Continue reading LONG BEACH, Calif  | New California bridge gets sensors to gather earthquake data