Construction and engineering

This conceptual rendering released by Madison Square Garden shows a transparent look theme exterior of the MSG Sphere Las Vegas arena. An 18,000-seat, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other entertainment events on the Las Vegas Strip will break ground this summer. The Madison Square Garden Company on Friday, May 18, 2018, revealed details of the project it is developing in partnership with Las Vegas Sands, which operates two casino-resorts adjacent to the planned arena. (Madison Square Garden via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 1:30 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A massive high-tech, sphere-shaped venue that will host concerts and other events while engaging multiple senses will break ground this summer in Las Vegas, officials announced Friday. The New York-based Madison Square Garden Company revealed details of the 18,000-seat, futuristic-...
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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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FILE - This undated file photo shows Barrick Goldstrike Mines' Betze-Post open pit near Carlin, Nev. Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday, May 16, 2018, over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to clean up their pollution. (Adella Harding/The Daily Free Press via AP, File)
May 16, 2018 - 4:55 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to clean up their pollution. The Idaho Conservation League, Earthworks,...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, work continues on a new development in Fair Lawn, N.J. On Tuesday, May 15, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its May index of builder sentiment. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 16, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer apartment buildings last month, pushing overall home construction down 3.7 percent from March. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million in April, lowest since December...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, people approach an entrance to a Home Depot store in Bellingham, Mass. Wall Street expects another strong quarterly report card from Home Depot. Financial analysts predict the home-improvement retailer will report Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that its fiscal first-quarter results improved from a year earlier. That would be in line with Home Depot's results in the 12 months that ended in January. The company has benefited as more people invest in home remodeling amid a strong housing market. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 15, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot reported slower-than-expected sales growth for the first quarter, as spring weather that was colder than usual hurt sales of fertilizer, live plants and other gardening-related items. Sales rose 4.2 percent at all established Home Depot stores during the first three...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, work continues on a new development in Fair Lawn, N.J. On Tuesday, May 15, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its May index of builder sentiment. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 15, 2018 - 10:49 am
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about their sales prospects, reflecting strong demand for newly built homes with existing homes in short supply. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday rose two points to 70 this month. That's up...
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In this April 25, 2018 photo, the site of a proposed Ferris wheel is seen in Staten Island borough of New York. Developers of a 630-foot Ferris wheel overlooking New York Harbor have four months to restart the tourism project or cancel it under an agreement submitted to bankruptcy court. The New York Wheel on Staten Island was stalled since last May when contractor Mammoet-Starneth halted work and was fired. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 13, 2018 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a soaring idea, intended to put the city's least-populous, least-visited borough on the tourism map. But six years after it was announced, a plan to build one of the world's largest Ferris wheels on Staten Island is still stuck on the ground. The four pedestals for the wheel...
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People gather in front of the broken banks of the Patel dam near Solai, in Kenya's Rift Valley, Thursday, May 10, 2018. A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said Thursday. At least 20 of the dead were children, police said. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2018 - 1:48 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Villagers said it started with a loud rumble, then houses collapsed one by one under an approaching wall of water. "We took our children and rushed to higher ground," farmer Joseph Maina told The Associated Press. Their home was submerged and their crops were washed away but...
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FILE-- In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo a solar panel is installed on the roof of the Old Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, Calif. After extensive renovations, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown moved into the mansion in late 2015, becoming the first chief executive to live in the home since Ronald Reagan in 1967. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020. The new building standard — unanimously approved by the five-member California Energy Commission — would...
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Cyprus' President Nikos Anastasiades, center, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talk during a press conference after their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Cyprus hosted the Israeli Prime Minister and Greek Prime Minister in another trilateral meeting between the three leaders aimed at forging closer relations and cooperation on fields including energy, security, the environment, business and tourism. (Yiannis Kourtoglou/Pool Photo via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 12:59 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Israel and Greece said Tuesday they're determined to push ahead with plans for a pipeline that would supply east Mediterranean gas to Europe as the continent seeks to diversify its supplies. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the East Med...
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