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FILE - In this April 10, 2020, file photo, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. Burgum will face Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shelley Lenz in the Nov. 3, general election. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

North Dakota scrambles to speed up virus test notifications

Oct. 21, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Coronavirus cases are rising so fast in North Dakota that it’s taking officials up to three days to notify people after they test positive, and as a result the state has fallen behind on tracing their close contacts who might have been exposed. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. DeLauro will face Republican Margaret Streicker for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District in the 2020 elections. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)

Reps. DeLauro, Hayes face aggressive Republican challengers

Oct. 20, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes, the most senior and junior members of Connecticut's all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House, are facing not only anonymous internet antagonists, but also aggressive Republican challengers in the 2020 election. The two have several advantages in the Nov. 3 election, given...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2016, file photo, Robinho celebrates after scoring in a friendly soccer match between Friends of Neymar and Friends of Robinho in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian soccer team Santos has suspended a newly-signed contract with international star Robinho after a sponsor made reference to the player's past sexual assault case and cut its ties with the club, Santos said in a statement posted on Twitter on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine, File)

Santos ends contract with Robinho after sponsor complaints

Oct. 16, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer team Santos has suspended a newly-signed contract with international star Robinho after a sponsor made reference to the player's past sexual assault case and cut its ties with the club. “Santos and Robinho have by mutual agreement resolved to suspend the contract...

Military contractor charged with fraud on Africa contracts

Oct. 13, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. military contractor has been indicted in California for allegedly faking quality control on construction projects in Africa that were so badly done some buildings collapsed, including an aircraft hangar, authorities said Tuesday. Micheline Pollock was named in a 98-count indictment...

File - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 file photo, Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field is seen from on board the Israeli Navy Ship Lahav during a rare tour in the Mediterranean Sea, Israel. Five years after Israel signed a landmark agreement to develop large offshore gas fields over the objections of antitrust authorities, environmentalists and consumer advocates, ordinary Israelis have yet to see the windfall promised by the government. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

Five years on, Israelis see few benefits from major gas deal

Oct. 12, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Five years after Israel signed a landmark agreement to develop large offshore gas fields over the objections of antitrust authorities, environmentalists and consumer advocates, ordinary Israelis have yet to see the windfall promised by the government. The deal has chiseled away at the...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks during a company event in New York.  Nadella said in June 2020 that the tech company would double the number of Black and African American managers, senior individual contributors and senior leaders by 2025. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors

Oct. 9, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump’s administration: Watch your step if you want to keep doing business with the federal government. Trump’s Labor Department is using a...

Alaska may have illegally directed $5M consulting contract

Oct. 9, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska state employees said they believe a $5 million government consulting contract was illegal as a result of narrow terms directing the award to a single company. Three former officials alleged the Alaska Department of Administration steered an efficiency planning and...

Companies say body cameras on loan to Arizona, not donated

Oct. 8, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Representatives for Arizona's governor billed a package of 150 body cameras as a “donation," which the Arizona Republic reports is actually a pilot program that could result in a lucrative contract for one of the two suppliers donating the cameras. Axon and WatchGuard will each...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo, a healthcare worker testing for the new coronavirus monitors the results of antibody tests, inside a home in Lima, Peru. Peru imported millions of COVID-9 antibody tests to detect infections, even though they are not designed to identify active cases. Some have been banned from distribution in the United States after being found faulty. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Hard-hit Peru's costly bet on cheap COVID-19 antibody tests

Oct. 7, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the harried health officials of Peru faced a quandary. They knew molecular tests for COVID-19 were the best option to detect the virus – yet they didn’t have the labs, the supplies, or the technicians to make them work. ...

Kansas replacing contractor handling Medicaid applications

Oct. 5, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is replacing a private contractor that inspired years of complaints about backlogs and other problems in its handling of applications for the state's Medicaid health coverage for the needy. The state Department of Health and Environment in August signed a six-year contract worth...