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MS-13 inmates sent to restricted unit after prison stabbing

Jan. 18, 2020 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is moving some MS-13 gang members in its custody into more restricted housing at certain high-security facilities across the U.S. after a gang stabbing in a Virginia prison, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Saturday. A brawl...

FILE - In this May 14, 2019 file photo, a Cosco Shipping container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for the Port of Oakland. For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and a slowing global growth, conditions appear to have deteriorated as 2019 came to a close.  Global shipping and logistics provider Expeditors International said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 that it expects fourth quarter operating income to fall between $177 million and $183 million.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note

Jan. 17, 2020 1:19 PM EST

For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and slowing global growth, conditions appear to have deteriorated for some as 2019 came to a close. Global shipping and logistics provider Expeditors International said Friday that it expects fourth quarter operating income to fall between $177 million and...

In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 photo, newly constructed buildings stand on Bhasan Char, or floating island, in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. The island in Bangladesh that was regularly submerged during monsoon seasons is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to begin relocating people from crowded and squalid camps on the country's border with Myanmar, officials said Thursday. The island is built to accommodate 100,000 people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar. (AP Photo/Saleh Noman)


“Bhasan Char is ready for habitation. Everything has been put in place,” Bangladesh refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder told The Associated Press.

Bangladesh says once-submerged island ready for Rohingya

Jan. 17, 2020 12:06 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to relocate people from the crowded and squalid camps where they've lived for years, officials said Thursday. Flood protection embankments, houses,...

Moving companies' owner gets 5 years for scamming customers

Jan. 9, 2020 5:37 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It's a familiar scam: A moving company loads the truck, then jacks the quoted price, refusing to complete the delivery until payment is made. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Richard Bishara pulled it off hundreds of times using a series of moving companies he owned or operated....

In this Dec. 18, 2019 photo,  Crystal Roberts curls up on a friends sofa after being evicted from her subsidized apartment at Fort Myers, Fla., Southward Village earlier in the day,  a week before Christmas. Roberts, who is disabled and suffers chronic bronchitis, is one of a growing number who residents allege the City of Fort Myers Housing Authority has evicted in order to avoid giving them vouchers as it is required to do when it tears down the aging complex and replaces it with new, mixed income housing. (Andrew West/The News-Press via AP)

Mothers, the disabled face eviction by housing authority

Dec. 29, 2019 3:00 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It was a week before Christmas when Crystal Roberts returned to her Southward Village apartment and found she was homeless. She was locked out, all of her possessions removed and hauled away —where, she did not know. Intellectually disabled with chronic bronchitis, the...

Residents to leave as renovation set for Savannah building

Dec. 26, 2019 5:12 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Residents of a high-rise apartment building in Savannah are being forced to move out after the building was sold. Local news outlets report that Atlanta-based QR Capital bought the Chatham Apartments in October for $25.6 million. Many current tenants of the 233-unit building receive...

After successful start, Vermont seeking more new residents

Dec. 26, 2019 11:08 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is revamping a program that encourages people to move to the state by offering to reimburse up to $7,500 in expenses if they come to Vermont and get a job that qualifies for the program. The New Worker Relocation Grant Program will replace an expiring program that reimbursed...

Company poised to purchase NORPAC's facilities

Dec. 24, 2019 1:59 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Salem and Brooks vegetable processing plants owned by bankrupt NORPAC Foods could soon reopen after Lineage Logistics filed to purchase the company’s Oregon properties for $49 million, according to court records. The Statesman-Journal reports that a bankruptcy judge is...

Carl Estes searches for books and other items from his church on County Road 911 that was completely destroyed by a tornado in Guntown, Miss., Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South

Dec. 17, 2019 9:03 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Three people are confirmed dead and a dozen more injured as a powerful storm front packing suspected tornadoes smashed into buildings, downed trees and left a trail of destruction around the Deep South on Monday, authorities said. One person was reported killed in a suspected tornado...

Mississippi county moves election precincts to larger spaces

Dec. 2, 2019 12:53 PM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A county in north Mississippi is moving some voting precincts before the 2020 elections. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the changes are being made in Lee County. The county’s busiest precinct is now at Bissell Baptist Church, where parking is inadequate. It will...