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Broadband nonprofit's ex-CEO charged with misusing funds

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who served as CEO of a broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal charges that he misused government contract money and used more than $160,000 in company funds to pay for a boat and a family vacation. A grand jury on Thursday...

US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space

Apr. 10, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them. U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was...

Contract awarded for part of Red River diversion project

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $67 million contract to a West Fargo-based company to raise a portion of Interstate 29 as part of the Red River diversion project. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven called the project a major milestone...

Senators give initial OK to $9.7B Nebraska budget package

Apr. 08, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a $9.7 billion state budget that includes more money for property tax credits and college scholarships while setting aside $115 million for a possible state prison to ease overcrowding. Lawmakers...

AP Sources: El Salvador president snubs visiting Biden envoy

Apr. 08, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, according to two aides of the Central American leader. Bukele’s...

2 Alabama companies win multi-year military contracts

Apr. 07, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama companies have won three multi-year contracts totaling $888 million for advisory and assistance services at Air Force bases in Florida and Tennessee, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. Torch Technologies Inc., of Huntsville, beat...

Report accuses Columbus Zoo top executives of misusing funds

Apr. 07, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former president and chief financial officer of the Columbus Zoo arranged for relatives to live in houses owned by the zoo and used its marketing sporting event tickets for their own personal use, according to findings released Tuesday by a law firm hired by the...

Man accused in $227M Ponzi scheme involving film rights

Apr. 06, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of running a $227 million Ponzi scheme that solicited investors for phony film licensing deals, federal prosecutors said. Zachary Joseph Horwitz, 34, was charged with wire fraud, which carries a...

Hotel, parking garage abandoned in Montpelier

Apr. 03, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

A proposed hotel and parking garage is being abandoned because of ongoing delays and litigation, officials said. Hilton chose to terminate the franchise agreement for the project, a partnership between the city and the Bashara family that called for a Hampton Inn hotel...

Advanced nuclear reactor proposed in Washington state

Apr. 02, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Maryland-based nuclear energy company has signed a partnership agreement this week with a public utility company in Washington state to develop, build and operate a commercial advanced nuclear power reactor. X-energy of Rockville, Maryland, will...