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FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019, file photo, Jon Ledecky, majority owner of the New York Islanders, watches NHL hockey game action during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens, in Uniondale, N.Y. The New York Islanders have reached a 20-year naming rights deal for their new arena with wealth management service UBS. The facility on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack will be called UBS Arena at Belmont Park. It's projected to open in time for the 2021-22 NHL season. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

UBS reaches 20-year deal for Islanders' arena naming rights

Jul. 22, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have reached a 20-year naming rights deal for their new arena with wealth management service UBS. The facility on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack will be called UBS Arena at Belmont Park, and it is projected to open in time for the 2021-22 NHL season. A $1.5...

President Donald speaks during an event on American infrastructure at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

Jul. 15, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with keeping big construction projects from fouling up the environment and ensuring there is public input on major...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte, right, talk prior to a meeting at the German government's guest house 'Meseberg' in Gransee, north of Berlin, Germany, Monday, July 13, 2020. (Tobias Schwarz/Pool Photo via AP)

Merkel: 2nd summit may be needed to forge EU stimulus deal

Jul. 13, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — “Bridges still need to be built” between European Union countries at odds over plans for a massive stimulus package to help the bloc's economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday, warning that if a summit this week doesn't result...

4 children die when semi slams into car on Indiana highway

Jul. 10, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. (AP) — Four young siblings were killed when a semitrailer slammed into their car that had slowed down for a construction zone on Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana, state police said. The car was pushed into another semitrailer and burst into flames Thursday evening. A passerby was able...

Ex-governor from northern Mexico pleads guilty in US court

Jun. 18, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former northern Mexico governor has pleaded guilty to money laundering in a United States federal court. Former Coahuila state Gov. Jorge Juan Torres López pleaded guilty in Corpus Christi, Texas, according to a statement from the U.S. Justice Department Wednesday. The...

FILE - In this April 15, 2018, file photo, fans finish their food before exiting Kauffman Stadium after a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels was postponed due to inclement weather in Kansas City, Mo. As lock-downs are lifted, restrictions on social gatherings eased and life begins to resemble some sense, sports are finally starting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. When stadiums do reopen for fans, how are teams going to drive them through the gate? (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

The Latest: Houston suspending all voluntary workouts

Jun. 12, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University of Houston is suspending all voluntary workouts for its athletes after six tested positive for COVID-19 with symptoms. Houston announced it was shutting down workouts due to “an abundance of caution”...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 20,2020 file photo, waters overflow the Tittabawassee River, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Midland, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling for an investigation into what caused two mid-Michigan dams to fail, flooding a number of communities and forcing the evacuations of 11,000 people from their homes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Michigan seeks disaster declaration after 2 dam failures

Jun. 8, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she is requesting a federal disaster declaration for the Midland area, where a failure of two dams destroyed 150 houses and caused more than $200 million in damage. Under a disaster declaration, Whitmer said she hopes to gain Federal...