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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    The US$185m New York tunnel to nowhere

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Taking shape on Manhattan's far west side is a US$185 million, federally funded tunnel that leads to nowhere, for now. The 243-metre-long, 10-metre-deep concrete trench could someday lead to two new commuter rail tunnels under the Hudson River to New Jersey, if the billions needed to build them ever materialise. The access tunnel is being built now ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rodents winning the rat race, but New Yorkers fight back

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... I walk through a park, if I could have sort of a 'rat vision', there are all these tunnels under there that are occupied by rats. And from there the rats fan out." Financed with US$611,000 in the city budget, inspectors will work with neighbourhood associations, community boards, elected officials and building owners to plug holes and lay poison in rodent tunnels. The South ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Robots deployed in fight against smuggling on US-Mexico border

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 04:37am by AP

    ... camera-equipped robots that let border agents remotely navigate the tunnels and storm drainage systems that smugglers use to sneak drugs, guns and people across the border. The agency is using the devices to keep agents out of harm's way as many tunnels can be poorly built and possibly collapse and lack proper ventilation. The 5.4kg robots also let agents navigate an underground labyrinth ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Travellers tell of their terror amid shooting at Los Angeles airport

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:43am by MCT, NYT, AP

    ... blocked, the normally congested Sepulveda Boulevard tunnel next to the airport was empty of cars. Stranded passengers towed suitcases along the asphalt. One woman stopped and posed for a photo, standing in the middle of the tunnel and flinging out her arms. "This is pretty eerie," said Sandra O'Brien, of Minneapolis. "It feels like the ending of a disaster movie." ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mexican drug smugglers try to cross border fence in Jeep

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... of the smuggling game across the US-Mexico border have been written unofficially for years- if a bad guy moving drugs or people encounters a border fence, they tunnel under it. But a group of enterprising- ... area when he was deliberately struck by a vehicle while attempting to deploy a controlled tyre-deflation device. The region has many underground tunnels which allow drug dealers to move ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Articulated trucks were overturned, motorists stranded on flooded streets and passengers at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City were forced into underground tunnels to seek shelter. Aerial ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Agencies and insurers figure out how to split Sandy's bill

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... responsibilities are not so clear. How, for instance, will New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority pay for major damage to ageing track, stations and equipment in the flooded tunnels? What ... out of the tunnels to return to normality. To that end, the Engineers sent 400 people to the region on Wednesday at Fema's request, including a team to develop a plan to pump water out ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    'Major disaster' declared in New York after hurricane

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 04:09pm by Reuters in New York

    ... the previous record of 3 metres during Hurricane Donna in 1960, the National Weather Service said. Water poured into the subway system and tunnels that course under the city, raising concerns ... Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota said in a statement. It could take anywhere from 14 hours to four days to get the water out of the flooded subway tunnels, the MTA said. “The ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Power returns to lower Manhattan

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 01:31pm by Reuters in New York

    ... and flooded streets and subway tunnels in New York City. But continued television and newspaper images of upset storm victims could hurt the Democrat, who is locked in a virtual draw with Republican ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Northeast US gets back to business after Hurricane Sandy

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 04:18pm by Reuters in New York

    ... and businesses remained without electricity across several states as trees toppled by fierce winds tore down power lines. Subway tracks and commuter tunnels under New York City, which carry several ...




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