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Ohio Senate proposes 6-cent increase to state gas tax

Mar. 21, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate on Thursday voted in favor of a proposal to increase the state's gas tax by 6 cents a gallon, down from the House's planned increase of 10.7 cents a gallon and well below the governor's proposed 18-cents a gallon to maintain roads and bridges. The Senate's...

Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

Mar. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that efforts like...

The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

Mar. 21, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulator to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers. CEO Tewolde...

US targets Chinese firms for alleged NKorea sanctions dodge

Mar. 21, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. "The...

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Mar. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will...

NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

Mar. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board's final report said the crash in rural Virginia...

Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption charges

Mar. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling graft probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation and shows no sign of slowing. Judge Marcelo Breitas issued an arrest order for the ex-president as well...

Lawmakers urged to fix Pennsylvania turnpike's fiscal plight

Mar. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog is urging state lawmakers to rescue a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission that is deep in debt from payments it must make to the state, despite annual toll increases going back 11 straight years. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday that...

US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP

Mar. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50 million contract at the country's central bank. Chris Osman,...

Fire at DeKalb airport causes $250,000 damage

Mar. 21, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Officials say an early morning fire in a maintenance building at the municipal airport in DeKalb caused an estimated quarter-million dollars in damage. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports that city firefighters and those from neighboring communities were called to the DeKalb Taylor...