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Postal service to stop misleading mailers in Colorado

Sep. 18, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Friday agreed to destroy any mailers with misleading information about Colorado mail voting that it had not already sent, settling a lawsuit filed by the state's top elections official. The postal service already sent 2.4 million postcards to the state's 4.1 million...

Louisiana company's Mississippi shipyard gains 200-plus jobs

Sep. 18, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana-based company will improve its Mississippi shipyard and add more than 200 jobs to build tugboats for the offshore oil industry. The jobs will be at the 38-acre (15.4-hectare) Gulf Ship facility in Gulfport, according to a news release from the Mississippi Development...

A commuter, left, rides the subway without a face mask in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a new public service campaign to encourage mask usage as well as a new $50 fine policy for those who refuse to wear face coverings on subways, buses and commuter railroads. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NYC tries $50 fines to get scofflaws to don masks on subway

Sep. 18, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The young man slouched against the inside of the subway doors as the No. 3 train headed south along Broadway. Across the aisle, another young man lay asleep, sprawled across three seats. In ordinary times, it would be the snoozing seat hog who got angry glares. But in the age of COVID-19,...

FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building in Washington.  The Transportation Department’s Inspector General said in an audit report published Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, that the FAA and hasn't done enough research to evaluate the new risks. In addition, it says the FAA largely only updates standards after accidents and hasn't revised them since a 1991 accident. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Watchdog: FAA not prepared to update jet evacuation rules

Sep. 18, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades, a period when travelers have increasingly had to deal with tighter aircraft seats, more carry-on bags and support animals, a government watchdog says. The Transportation...

FILE – In this April 28, 2020 file photo, Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio. A county judge ruled Tuesday, September 15, 2020 that Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose's directive restricting counties to providing just one ballot drop box in November was

Ohio limit of 1 ballot drop box per county blocked, appealed

Sep. 18, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has temporarily blocked the Republican secretary of state’s order limiting counties in the critical presidential battleground to one ballot drop box, and the state and Republicans have appealed. A judge in Franklin County, home to the state capital, blocked the...

Seawater from crashing waves cover a road at the port of Argostoli, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, western Greece, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall battered several islands off the western coast of Greece Friday, causing power outages and road closures, as authorities in nearby mainland areas remained on alert. (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)

Search for migrant boat as powerful storm lashes Greece

Sep. 18, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities launched a large search and rescue operation Friday following a distress call from a vessel carrying dozens of migrants, which was caught in a powerful storm that lashed western Greece with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain, causing power outages and flooding. ...

In this Sept. 8, 2020 photo, voting booths are kept socially distant at the Chesterfield, N.H. polling site.  A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan to vote by mail. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that finds 54% of voters say they will vote before polls open on Nov. 3.  (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

AP-NORC poll: Majority plan to vote before Election Day

Sep. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A majority of President Donald Trump's supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden's backers plan to vote by mail, a sign of a growing partisan divide over how best to conduct elections in the United States. Overall, 39% of registered voters say they...

Street through downtown Middlebury to reopen after project

Sep. 18, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A major construction project through downtown Middlebury is taking a big step forward Friday with traffic resuming through the heart of the community. Vermont officials are planning a ribbon cutting to mark the reopening of traffic at Main and Merchant streets. The area was closed to...

FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

Sep. 18, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was...

Storm damaged boats sit at the dock in a marina, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

Sep. 18, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, even as a second round of flooding took shape along rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains. Across southern Alabama...