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Mississippi company wins Marine crane work worth up to $84M

Jun. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company is getting a defense contract to maintain and repair U.S. Marine Corps cranes. The U.S. Navy announced the contract for Taylor Defense Products on Monday. The company will get up to $84 million over the next 10 years to take care of the all-terrain cranes at...

Asian stocks mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street

Jun. 12, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday and Hong Kong's Seng index tumbled 1.7% as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory's legal autonomy. Renewed jitters over the trade war between the U.S. and China...

Asian shares rise as Trump plans to meet Chinese leader

Jun. 11, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as investor jitters over trade eased after U.S. President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports and said he expects to meet with the Chinese leader. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.4% in morning trading to 21,208.09....

Army Corps awards $17M contract for lock, dam repairs

Jun. 4, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a multimillion dollar contract to a Wisconsin company to repair five Mississippi River locks and dams in the region where western Wisconsin connects to southeastern Minnesota. The agency awarded the $17 million contract to Kraemer North America...

Packers undergo sweeping revamp of outside LB corps

May. 29, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — In Baltimore, Za'Darius Smith played second fiddle to Terrell Suggs. In Washington, Preston Smith was the trusty sidekick to Ryan Kerrigan. With Green Bay, Kyler Fackrell toiled behind veteran starters Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. In a sweeping revamp of the outside linebacker...

Mississippi shipyard expanding for Coast Guard icebreaker

May. 28, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A shipbuilder is expanding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after receiving a $746 million contract to make a heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard. VT Halter Marine will invest $37.5 million at its Pascagoula shipyard and is expected to create 900 jobs the next five years,...

Court hears 2 cases against Trump's plan for border wall

May. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to build a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland heard arguments in two lawsuits seeking to block the...

Levee in western Iowa to be repaired under $8.5M contract

May. 15, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another one of the dozens of levee repair contracts expected along the Missouri River has been awarded to an Iowa company. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the $8.5 million contract to repair a levee in Mills County, Iowa, has been awarded to Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, Iowa....

Parents sue tycoon's firm over dysentery outbreak in Moscow

May. 14, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Natalya Konkova got a call from her 5-year-old son's day care center at School No. 1357, asking her to pick up Yaroslav because he was running a fever and having trouble walking. He got worse over the next 24 hours, with severe diarrhea and vomiting, before an ambulance took him to a...

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

May. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the move...