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Congressional Leaders: DC’s Subway Needs Improvement

By Meredith Somers WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders said Friday that an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke last month, killing one person and injuring dozens, should be a wakeup call for the D.C.-area transportation system. Members of a joint subcommittee said miscommunication and malfunctioning equipment were no excuse for passengers being [...]

TransCanada to seek US approval for $600M Upland Pipeline

By Blake Nicholson and Jame MacPherson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Canadian company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline will seek U.S. government approval for another pipeline — this one going north. Industry officials in North Dakota say the proposed Upland Pipeline could reduce reliance on the railroads to ship crude following recent concerns [...]

150-Year-Old Abbeville Church Raising Money for Renovations

By St. Claire Donaghy ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Efforts are in progress to fund renovations to Abbeville’s historic Trinity Episcopal Church. Ann Hutchinson Waigand of Herndon, Va., whose mother, May Hutchinson, is the church’s long-time historian, said the church and its cemetery are on the National Register of Historic Places, but the church also is [...]

Events

NAFA Announces Technical Seminar Speakers The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA®) announced that Garry Blackwelder, Dr. Scott Dee, Richard Vincent and Dr. Jennifer Wagner will present at its upcoming Technical Seminar – TECH2015, April 15-17, in Dallas, Texas. Garry Blackwelder is an Architect, international design consultant and airborne infection control trainer with the Centers for [...]

Mount Vernon Uses Lasers to Scan Mansion Down to the Nail

By Matthew Barakat MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — It’s one of the first questions that occurs to a visitor at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate: How much of the mansion really dates back to Washington’s time, and how much has been replaced? The estate is in the midst of a project that will help answer [...]