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D.C. Mayor Seeks $15M for National Cathedral Repairs

Mayor Vincent Gray is seeking $15 million in emergency funding for restoration of Washington National Cathedral from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after touring the earthquake-damaged landmark. Gray called the now-closed cathedral an “iconic monument” during a tour Thursday, noting …

Italian City’s Damage from Violent Protest Totals $1.4M

Rome is tallying up the costs a day after rioters hijacked a peaceful protest and smashed bank and store windows, tore up sidewalks and torched vehicles. Mayor Gianni Alemanno told reporters Sunday that repairs to public buses, streets and sidewalks …

Stonework Being Removed from Washington National Cathedral

Engineers are removing parts of a pinnacle at the top of the Washington National Cathedral that were damaged by the August earthquake. Scaffolding was built around the spires of the top of the tower, about 330 feet high Thursday. Sections …

GM Agrees to Pay Half of Vehicle Gauge Repairs

General Motors Co has agreed to pay half the cost of repairing faulty fuel gauges in Chevrolet, Buick and GMC sport utility vehicles and Saab cars from model years 2005 through 2007. The agreement, affecting up to 865,000 vehicles in …

Washington National Cathedral to Reopen in November After Repairs

The earthquake-damaged Washington National Cathedral plans to reopen on Nov. 12 but says it must raise tens of millions of dollars to repair all the damage to the building. The reopening announced Tuesday will mark the first time the cathedral …

Oklahoma Governor to Announce Plan to Cut Bad Bridges

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and state transportation officials are developing plans that Fallin says will dramatically reduce the number of deficient highway bridges in the state. Fallin will discuss the plan Monday at the State Capitol. Oklahoma ranks second in …

‘Deficient’ Indiana Bridge Needs $8 Million in Repairs

Inspections of a bridge that links southwestern Indiana with southern Illinois show that the 80-year-old span needs about $8 million in repairs. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that recent inspections of the toll bridge over the Wabash River gave …

December Service Promised on Irene-Wrecked New York Rails

The Metro-North Railroad says service will resume along the length of the Port Jervis line by the end of the year. The line serves about 2,800 riders a day in Rockland and Orange counties. It was heavily damaged during the …

Dwindling Funds Mean Quick Fixes for Michigan Roads

Road work in Michigan has become more about quick fixes than long-term repairs as the state balances the scope of construction projects with the dwindling funds necessary to carry them out. Beginning Oct. 1 and stretching into the 2015 fiscal …

FAA Cites Improper Repairs to Southwest Planes

Federal regulators are proposing to fine an aircraft repair station $1.1 million for improperly performing inspections and repairs to 44 Southwest Airlines planes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Aviation Technical Services Inc. of Everett, Wash., allegedly failed to …