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Bolt taking over Gotcha scooters in Mobile, looks to expand

Jan. 23, 2021 1:40 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A Miami-based company is taking over an electric rental scooter franchise in one Alabama city and is looking to expand to another. Bolt Mobility Corp., launched in 2018, is picking up the established operations of Gotcha, which has been offering scooter rentals in Mobile since the...

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The Latest: Spain military commander out for jumping line

Jan. 23, 2021 1:28 PM EST

MADRID — Spain’s top military commander has been forced to resign after he and other high-ranking officers violated established protocols and received the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of time. Spain’s defense ministry confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday that Minister Margarita Robles had...

Deal ends weeklong strike at largest US produce market

Jan. 23, 2021 1:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong strike at the nation’s largest wholesale produce market ended Saturday after workers overwhelmingly approved a deal that includes their largest pay increase in decades and more money for health coverage. Employees at New York City’s Hunts Point Produce Market will...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, waste salt, foreground, is shown near an evaporation pond at the Silver Peak lithium mine near Tonopah, Nev.  The Trump administration granted final approval for a proposed northern Nevada lithium mine, one of several eleventh-hour moves made by the Department of Interior to greenlight mining and energy projects. Unlike some other approvals, which are likely to be revoked, President Biden has voiced support for lithium mining as part of his clean energy plans.  (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Mine OK'd in Trump's last days may boost Biden energy plan

Jan. 23, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — One of the keys to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies in a salt flat above a prehistoric volcano just south of the Oregon-Nevada line. But the question of how to extract lithium and whether former President Donald Trump’s...

A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

Jan. 23, 2021 11:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A major British doctors' group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by the manufacturer and the World Health...

Georgia county says it's a finalist for $40M space project

Jan. 23, 2021 11:26 AM EST

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia county is a finalist for a space industry project that could bring $40 million in investment, local officials said. Camden County officials won’t name the interested company, which is looking for a headquarters site expected to create about 200 jobs, The...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020 file photo, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. Lindell, is weighing a run for governor in Minnesota. If he follows through on a campaign, it could be an early test of where the Republican Party is headed in the post-Donald Trump era. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

MyPillow Guy among the Trump acolytes picking up the torch

Jan. 23, 2021 11:24 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Mike Lindell, better known to TV viewers as the MyPillow Guy, went to the White House last week to try to persuade President Donald Trump to keep pushing bogus theories about the election, he came away disappointed. Unexpectedly, Trump passed him — and his claims about...

FILE-In this July 19, 2019 file photo, an Atlantic puffin carries bait fish it will feed its chick on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine. New protections to the herring population, a key food source for puffins, could help the birds survive. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, files)

Puffin stuff: Herring rules could boost funny-looking bird

Jan. 23, 2021 10:39 AM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine's most beloved birds — puffins. Atlantic puffins, known for their colorful beaks and waddling walks, were once nearly gone from Maine, the only...

Liquor overhaul bill would allow home delivery in New Mexico

Jan. 23, 2021 10:01 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s liquor laws may undergo their most significant changes in 40 years if legislation allowing for home deliveries and the creation of a new restaurant license gets signed into law. A bill introduced by Rep. Dayan Hochman-Vigil, D-Albuquerque, seeks to make major...

Chef Jermaine Wall stacks containers of soups at Community Servings, which prepares and delivers scratch-made, medically tailored meals to individuals & families living with critical & chronic illnesses, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Food is a growing focus for insurers as they look to improve the health of the people they cover and cut costs. Insurers first started covering Community Servings meals about five years ago, and CEO David Waters says they now cover close to 40%. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

Jan. 23, 2021 8:53 AM EST

When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? Oscar Health wanted to know if people had adequate food for the next couple weeks and how they planned to stay stocked up while hunkering down at home. “We’ve seen...