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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2010, file photo, a Yellow Freight/Roadway Express truck travels east on I-70, near Lecompton, Kan. The struggling trucking company once sued by the Department of Defense is getting a $700 million loan from the U.S. government because it is “critical to maintaining national security,” the Treasury Department said Wednesday, July 1, 2020. U.S. taxpayers will take a 29.6% stake in YRC Worldwide as a result of the deal, which was made as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Treasury to loan $700M to trucking company DOD sued in 2018

Jul. 1, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A struggling trucking company once sued by the Department of Defense is getting a $700 million loan from the U.S. government because it “is critical to maintaining national security," the Treasury Department said Wednesday. U.S. taxpayers will take a 29.6% stake in YRC...

In this Wednesday, June, 17, 2020 photo, The Zipper was removed from a storage shed last week at Rainbow Valley Rides so many of its lights could be replaced with more energy-efficient LED light in Almond, Wis. A lack of business has allowed the company to do projects that might have waited until winter. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Quiet summer for Wisconsin amusement ride operators

Jun. 27, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ALMOND, Wis. (AP) — The Tilt-A-Whirl hasn’t spun since last fall. The Zero Gravity ride is idle, along with the bumper cars, a giant slide and Pharaoh’s Fury, an Egyptian-themed ship on a massive pendulum. The Bumble Bee Bop remains packed away, too. It normally allows children to fantasize...

Atlanta reality TV star charged with misusing relief funds

Jun. 24, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A reality television star who appeared on the show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” was indicted Wednesday for allegedly using coronavirus relief funds intended to help small businesses survive to pay for luxuries such as a Rolls-Royce and custom jewelry, federal officials said....

Man accused of making thousands of fraudulent Amazon returns

Jun. 17, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island businessman was arrested Wednesday on charges that he ran an elaborate scam to defraud Amazon by ordering thousands of products and then returning the packages with different items inside. Michael Chaves, 40, faces charges of wire fraud and mail fraud. He appeared...

New Mexico issues penalties for dumping of drilling water

Jun. 10, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two businesses are facing civil penalties for the illegal dumping of produced water resulting from oil and gas operations in southeastern New Mexico. The state Oil Conservation Division said Wednesday the water was dumped on state trust lands and on a road in Lea County. Officials...

Deputy, family give meals to elderly residents amid pandemic

May. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

LEESVILLE, La. (AP) — A Vernon Parish deputy is living up to her oath to serve her parish, as she and her family cook and serve hot meals daily to more than 90 elderly citizens in surrounding communities who cannot risk leaving their homes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy Sissy Wanjura begins...

A person wears a mask as he attends a funeral at the Central cemetery of Managua, Nicaragua, Monday, May 11, 2020. President Daniel Ortega's government has stood out for its refusal to impose measures to halt the new coronavirus for more than two months since the disease was first diagnosed in Nicaragua. Now, doctors and family members of apparent victims say, the government has gone from denying the disease's presence in the country to actively trying to conceal its spread. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)

Truck drivers test positive for virus at Costa Rica border

May. 14, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — In the week since Costa Rica began testing truck drivers entering the country from Nicaragua and Panama, 23 who were asymptomatic have tested positive for the new coronavirus and others who showed symptoms were turned away without tests, officials said Thursday. The results are...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, truck drivers stop at a gas station in Emerson, Ga., north of metro Atlanta, to fill up their tractor trailer rigs. The Trump administration eased rules Thursday, May 14, 2020 that limit working hours for truck drivers, and the changes brought immediate protests from labor and safety groups. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the maximum working day for short-haul drivers from 12 hours to 14 hours and applied the longer hours to more drivers by expanding the geographic definition of short-haul driving. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

Trump administration ease rules limiting truck driver hours

May. 14, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

The Trump administration eased rules Thursday that limit working hours for truck drivers, and the changes brought immediate protests from labor and safety groups. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the maximum working day for short-haul drivers from 12 hours to 14 hours and expanded how far...