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Rhode Island extends gambling deal by another 20 years

Jun. 11, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee on Friday signed into law a new 20-year no-bid contract with International Game Technology and Bally's Corp. to run Rhode Island's gambling operations, the state's third largest source of revenue. The deal boosts revenue, keeps...

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...

G-7 nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

Jun. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

ST. IVES, England (AP) — The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. as President Joe Biden urged allies to...

Oklahoma prison inmates to begin receiving computer tablets

Jun. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inmates at an Oklahoma prison began receiving special computer tablets this week, as part of a Department of Corrections plan to provide secure tablets to everyone incarcerated in state prisons. The devices, specially designed by prisons...

Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor

Jun. 09, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. The new details revealed...

UK court rules government acted unlawfully in contract award

Jun. 09, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Wednesday that the U.K. government acted unlawfully in awarding a contract to a company run by friends of the former top adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In her ruling, Judge Finola O'Farrell found that a June 2020...

South Africa's health minister put on leave over contract

Jun. 08, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's health minister was placed on special leave Tuesday over a corruption scandal involving an irregular government contract where $11 million was paid to a company connected to two people who used to work for him. Zweli Mkhize has been...

Proposed conservation plans could affect Alaska mine project

Jun. 08, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development on lands in the Bristol Bay region where a mine developer has proposed a road, a move that could create another obstacle for the proposed Pebble...

Amid uncertainty, schools prepare for paid athlete endorsers

Jun. 08, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

There is Arizona Edge and Buffs with a Brand. Oklahoma State rolled out OSU Elite and Texas Tech launched Beyond Verified. Florida State unveiled Apex in April with a social media video that included clips of former Seminoles sports stars from Deion Sanders to Burt...

Aviation lighting company gets $23M contract with Air Force

Jun. 07, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A solar aviation lighting company in Tilton has received a $23.5 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to upgrade airfield lighting systems, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Monday. Avlite will manufacture and deliver the lighting, which can be...