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New Mexico company chosen to build border wall part in Texas

Aug. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque-based company has been awarded a more than $80 million contract to building a stretch of new border wall in Texas. KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports Southwest Valley Constructors was recently chosen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build an 11-mile...

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

New Mexico city aims to keep open coal-fired power plant

Aug. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington city officials on Friday signed an agreement with a company that proposes outfitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station with carbon-capture technology in an effort to extend the power plant's life beyond its planned closure in 2022. Under the agreement, the city...

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 15, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

South Carolina company gets Navy contract for up to $99M

Aug. 15, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina company has a Navy contract for up to $99 million over four years. Advanced Technology International of Summerville was one of two competitors for the contract with the Office of Naval Research. Work will be done for the Navy Manufacturing Technology Center for...

Health insurers Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts agree to merge

Aug. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, two of the region's largest insurers, announced Wednesday they had reached a definitive agreement to form a single company that would serve nearly 2.4 million subscribers in New England. In a joint statement, the insurers said the merger...

State terminates contract with Spokane facility

Aug. 13, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state health services agency has ended a contract with a Spokane facility that cares for people with developmental disabilities after it violated laws and regulations in carrying for nearly 60 clients. The Department of Social and Health Services said Tuesday that Aacres...

Leader of BAE tuition reimbursement scam sentenced

Aug. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay $566,000 in restitution for a tuition reimbursement scam involving dozens of former employees of a British defense contractor. Thirty-six-year-old Robin C. Opper also was sentenced to three years supervised...

Pentagon auditor probing disputed cloud computing contract

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's independent auditor is conducting a broad review of the handling of a cloud computing project potentially worth $10 billion, officials said Tuesday. The probe includes an investigation of potential misconduct by current or former Defense Department officials involved in the...

An Iowa city's leaders promise to work with unnamed company

Aug. 13, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — The leaders of an eastern Iowa city have promised to work with a company they know little about — including its name — but that could bring up to 200 new manufacturing jobs to town. The Telegraph Herald reports that city of Maquoketa leaders signed a nonbinding letter...