By Brady Mccombs and Paul Foy EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a follow-up on the story ” Utah Home To NSAâ€™s New Mega-Warehouse For Data” that appeared in the June 2013 Issue of The Chief Engineer. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Electrical problems have stalled the planned opening this fall of the nation’s new $1.7 billion [...]
By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) – Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there’s no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low. Tony Fadell, a gadget guru who [...]
By Jay Reeves ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) – God is a mighty fortress, the old hymn goes, and the same could be said for Romar Beach Baptist Church. With concrete walls more than a foot thick and pilings driven deep into bedrock, the waterfront church just yards from the Gulf of Mexico is built to [...]
By Matt Sedensky CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) – Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent of working Americans over [...]
By Verena Dobnik NEW YORK, NY (AP) – A concrete weight dangled for hours from a crane 40 floors above a street, leading officials to close a long swath of a major thoroughfare near Carnegie Hall as a precaution until workers finally guided it safely to the ground before the evening rush hour started.