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Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: $28M

Jun. 12, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid Saturday. The Amazon founder's rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner’s name following the live online...

Red-listed bridge in Manchester up for rehabilitation

Jun. 12, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is planning to discuss the rehabilitation of a red-listed bridge carrying the road over Interstate 293 and Route 101 in Manchester. A public meeting via Zoom is scheduled for June 22 at 7 p.m. The...

Ferry fast pass a hit for some, a miss for others, on island

Jun. 12, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Peaks Island residents are being offered a fast for ferry rides, but not everyone likes the idea. Under a one-year pilot program starting June 19, people who live full time on Peaks Island or pay taxes on property there, along with their spouses,...

The Latest: US air travel rebounds with more vaccinations

Jun. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

DALLAS — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration announced...

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but there was no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses. ...

Virginia tax coffers continue to overflow; surplus expected

Jun. 12, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state government continues to bring in more revenue than expected, with a new report showing the state has brought in more than 98 percent of its anticipated annual revenue with a full month remaining in the fiscal year. The monthly revenue...

Aid groups appeal to G-7 for cash to get shots into arms

Jun. 12, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Rich nations must do more than just donate surplus vaccines if they hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health experts and humanitarian groups that are calling for money, increased production and logistical support to help developing countries...

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Jun. 12, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 new routes that...

Harrah's finishes $200M renovation of Vegas Strip flagship

Jun. 12, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it has completed a $200 million renovation of its Harrah’s Las Vegas resort. The parent company announced Friday the work included upgrades to 2,542 guest rooms, a remodel of the casino floor and new LED...

Columbia, Joplin win millions in lawsuit against CenturyLink

Jun. 12, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The city of Columbia should receive nearly $54 million after a long legal battle with a telecommunications company over unpaid taxes, a judge has ruled. A ruling from St. Louis County Circuit Judge Ellen Ribaudo last week also awarded the city of...