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Trucking company wants $181,500 in seized cash returned

Feb. 14, 2020 10:20 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida trucking company is suing two federal agencies, saying agents seized $181,500 in cash at Tampa International Airport and won't give it back. The federal lawsuit filed by FGL Transport, Inc., and owners Scott Smith and Michael Rozenberg asks the U.S. Department of Homeland...

People wearing masks buy foods at a supermarket in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. China's communist leaders are striving to keep food flowing to crowded cities despite anti-disease controls, to quell fears of possible shortages and stave off price spikes from panic buying after most access to Wuhan was cut off Jan. 23. Food stocks in supermarkets ran low shortly after Beijing imposed travel curbs and extended the Lunar New Year holiday to keep factories, offices and other businesses closed and the public at home, attempting to prevent the virus from spreading. (Chinatopix via AP)

China scrambles to keep cities in virus lockdown fed

Feb. 8, 2020 2:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The manager of the Wushang Mart in Wuhan, the locked-down city at the heart of China’s virus outbreak, says its shelves are loaded with 50% more vegetables and other food than usual to reassure jittery customers. Communist leaders are trying to keep food flowing to crowded Chinese...

Connecticut governor expects passage of infrastructure plan

Feb. 1, 2020 1:40 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor says he expects a comprehensive infrastructure funding package to pass the legislature in February. A public hearing was held Friday on Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's $19.4 billion infrastructure plan, called CT2030. The 10-year plan aims to improve roads,...

A girl wearing a face mask stands in the entrance to a shop in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj)

China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed

Jan. 31, 2020 3:30 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Carrying permits demanding “fast passage,” truck drivers rushed a 560-ton shipment of disinfectant from eastern China to Wuhan, the locked-down city of 11 million people at the center of a vast effort to contain a new viral disease. Outside the metropolis in central China, the...

Wyoming cattle owner disputes animal cruelty allegations

Jan. 31, 2020 1:51 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A trucking company owner and cattle raiser has testified against allegations of animal neglect that he and his son face in Wyoming. David Love and his son are each charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty after authorities found a pile of dead animals on the property, The Gillette...

FILE - In this May 14, 2019 file photo, a Cosco Shipping container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for the Port of Oakland. For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and a slowing global growth, conditions appear to have deteriorated as 2019 came to a close.  Global shipping and logistics provider Expeditors International said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 that it expects fourth quarter operating income to fall between $177 million and $183 million.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note

Jan. 17, 2020 1:19 PM EST

For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and slowing global growth, conditions appear to have deteriorated for some as 2019 came to a close. Global shipping and logistics provider Expeditors International said Friday that it expects fourth quarter operating income to fall between $177 million and...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2009, file photo a caravan of trucks from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., drive around Los Angeles City Hall during a protest against container fees being assessed against independent truckers. A federal judge on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, ruling that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Judge halts California labor law as it relates to truckers

Jan. 16, 2020 8:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, deciding that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce. The state law that took effect Jan. 1 makes it harder for companies to...

FILE - This booking photo provided by the Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff, shows Vernest Griffin, who has received a second life sentence for a second workplace shooting nearly two years ago. The Macomb Daily reports the 47-year-old Griffin of Sterling Heights was sentenced Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, to life in prison without parole for killing Eriberto Perez, his former supervisor at Aluminum Blanking Inc. in Pontiac. (Oakland County Sheriff via AP File)

Man gets 2nd life sentence for 2nd workplace shooting

Jan. 14, 2020 5:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man has received a second life sentence for a second workplace shooting nearly two years ago. Vernest Griffin, 47, of Sterling Heights was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for killing Eriberto Perez, his former supervisor at Aluminum Blanking Inc. in Pontiac,...

'Clubby' culture helped push Indiana trucking firm into ruin

Jan. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Here’s something you can be sure Franklin College won’t be highlighting in its student-recruitment marketing: All three of the former Celadon Group Inc. executives charged this year in what prosecutors call a sweeping accounting fraud graduated from the tiny liberal arts...

Judge stalls California labor law as it relates to truckers

Dec. 31, 2019 8:54 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new California labor law from impacting more than 70,000 independent truckers. The law makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits...