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After 4 years, state moves to buy land near Providence port

Oct. 27, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state board voted on Monday to use funds allocated by voters in 2016 to buy land to expand the Port of Providence. The Providence Journal reported the state plans to buy up to 25 acres of land between Allens Avenue and the Providence River to lease to ProvPort, a holding company...

FILE — This July 21, 2020 file photo shows former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaving the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme, in Columbus, Ohio. A court hearing is set for Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 for five people, including Householder, following their indictment on a racketeering charge. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Ohio GOP lawmakers favor remake of tainted energy bill

Oct. 19, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There has been limited progress made by Ohio lawmakers who lined up to repeal and possibly replace a tainted $1 billion bailout for two nuclear plants more than two months ago, increasing the likelihood that around 90% of electric customers in the state will see charges for the...

‘Not just shop class:’ Gulfport teacher wins $50K award

Oct. 17, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — For nearly 15 years, Robert Caylor has taught Gulfport High students how to repair cars and watched as they started careers as mechanics all over the Coast, but on Oct. 14, he was rewarded in a different and surprising way. Caylor got $50,000 from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools...

Indian workers in Libya released after monthlong abduction

Oct. 12, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An armed group has released seven Indian workers a month after their abduction in Libya, the Indian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The Indian nationals, who are engineers and technicians working for an oil services company, were freed on Sunday after negotiations with the armed group, the...

Probe launched into death of director of Korean firm in Iraq

Oct. 10, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq launched Saturday an investigation into the death of a high-level director of a Korean company implementing a strategic port project in Iraq's south, after Iraqi lawmakers cast doubt over initial reports deeming the incident a suicide. Park Chul-Ho, director for the South Korean Daewoo...

Federal $4.1M grant to improve terminal in Port of Portland

Oct. 9, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration is awarding $4.1 million to improve the International Marine Terminal in Portland Harbor, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said Friday. The grant is being provided to the Maine Port Authority for improvements to the terminal used...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, in Columbus, Ohio. Yost's attempt to block Ohio's nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized by a law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe was denied by a county judge Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Judge: Energy company can continue donations to lawmakers

Oct. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An effort by Ohio's attorney general to block an energy company and its affiliated entities from donating to lawmakers is an infringement of First Amendment rights, a judge ruled Friday. A Franklin County judge denied Attorney General Dave Yost's attempt to stop campaign contributions...

FILE - In this April 4, 2020 file photo, workers perform maintenance on the Carnival cruise line ship Carnival Magic while it is docked at Port Canaveral,  in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year. It's the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. The company says it's canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, but it stressed that it still might not sail from those ports in November and December. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban

Oct. 1, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. The company said Thursday it is canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and Port...

FILE- This Aug. 19, 2020 file photo shows the the scene of the Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. Facing an economic meltdown and other crises, Lebanon’s president on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, asked for the world's help to rebuild the capital's main port and neighborhoods that were blown away in last month’s catastrophic explosion. President Michel Aoun spoke in a prerecorded speech to the U.N. General Assembly, telling world leaders that Lebanon is facing multiple crises that pose an unprecedented threat to the small country’s existence. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Lebanese army: Shooting in north Lebanon kills 2 soldiers

Sep. 27, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen in a car opened fire on an army post in northwestern Lebanon on Sunday, triggering a shootout in which two soldiers and one gunman were killed, the Lebanese military said. Another gunman fled to an unknown location, according to an army statement. The attack struck an army post in...

Indiana scraps plans to buy land for Ohio River port site

Sep. 17, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has scrapped plans to buy land at an Ohio River site under consideration for the state's newest shipping port, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday. Holcomb said it would take years to clean up the site, making it not financially viable. The Ports of Indiana entered into an...