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In surprise move, Norwegian low-cost airline names new CEO

Jun. 21, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A new CEO for low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle was tapped Monday when the carrier’s Chief Financial Officer Geir Karlsen was named a day after the board decided to immediately terminate the contract with former CEO Jacob Schram. No...

Legendary New Haven nightspot reopening after year's closure

Jun. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of Connecticut’s legendary music clubs is reopening after a year-long closure due to the pandemic, with the help of the federal government. Toad’s Place celebrated with its first live music, a jazz duo, Friday along with Sen. Richard...

Nebraska sending state troopers to help at the Texas border

Jun. 20, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts plans to send about two dozen state troopers to Texas later this month to help patrol the nation's border with Mexico. Ricketts said Saturday that the troopers will spend up to 16 days providing law enforcement assistance...

Arizona governor signs $100M wildfire funding plan

Jun. 18, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill rushed through in a special legislative session that provides $100 million in funding this year to battle wildfires, react to the damage they cause and to create a new force of more than 700 state inmates to clear brush. ...

National Guard helping with COVID-19 response to withdraw

Jun. 18, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The more than 1,500 Mississippi National Guard members who have been working throughout the state over the course of the coronavirus pandemic to help with COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and other initiatives are being withdrawn next month, Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday....

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jun. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Cheers & Jeers: Irony is dead June 18 The Lewiston Tribune JEERS ... to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. Now that Joe Biden is president, Risch...

Maine's mobile vaccine unit ends run after 10,000 shots

Jun. 18, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — Maine's mobile vaccine unit reached the end of its run Friday after administering more than 10,000 coronavirus vaccinations. The state launched the mobile unit April 12 and has sent it all over the state, including to underserved and...

Germany's Lufthansa aims to pay back government aid quickly

Jun. 18, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Friday that the company aims to pay back billions of euros in aid provided to help the airline through the coronavirus pandemic before Germany's election in late September. Germany's biggest airline, which also owns...

Governor unveils plan to spend $2.8B in federal relief funds

Jun. 17, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he hopes to use nearly $3 billion in federal pandemic-relief funds to support homeownership, economic development, job training, health care and infrastructure with a focus on populations and areas that suffered the most...

Nebraska to offer additional payments for 2019 flood relief

Jun. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will pay out public assistance beyond what it normally offers to local governments hit by the 2019 floods, a state agency announced Thursday. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved the payments for the...