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AG: Contractors failed to properly pay workers OT wages

Oct. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owners of an asbestos remediation company failed to properly pay their workers overtime for work performed at a Rhode Island middle school, prosecutors said in court Tuesday. Thomas McCoog, 64, and Amy Franklin, 57, owners of Franklin...

North Carolina nursing assistant sentenced for elder fraud

Oct. 16, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A certified nursing assistant in North Carolina has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution for defrauding a disabled military veteran, prosecutors said. Tracey McNeill, 51, of Raeford pleaded guilty in...

Marine officer receives reprimand for Afghanistan criticism

Oct. 15, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A military judge issued a reprimand for a Marine lieutenant colonel and ordered him to forfeit $5,000 in pay Friday for his criticism of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, his attorney said. The decision from Col. Glen Hines followed the...

White House targeting economic risks from climate change

Oct. 15, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Friday on government-wide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families. The...

Interstate 95 widening project hopes to avoid flooding

Oct. 11, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation has signed a $432 million contract this month to rebuild eight miles of Interstate 95 through one county with an eye on eliminating a recurring flooding problem. Flooding resulting from Hurricane Matthew in...

Arkansas House rejects ban on employee vaccine disclosures

Oct. 08, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday rejected legislation preventing businesses from requiring employees to say whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, after the House speaker and business groups said it would have devastating consequences. ...

Journalist sought by Russia ordered to pay defamation damage

Oct. 06, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has ordered an investigative journalist to pay 156,000 rubles ($2,155) in compensation to a Dutch blogger who he alleged has ties to the Russia's military intelligence agency. The court also ordered Roman Dobrokhotov to refute the tweet in...

High court rejects lawsuit over canceled Pentagon contract

Oct. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday said it would not get involved in a lawsuit over a disputed Pentagon cloud computing contract, a decision that follows the contract's cancellation earlier this year. The case was one of hundreds the high court said it...

Mississippi company has $54M Navy contract: inflatable boats

Oct. 02, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company has a $54 million contract to build rigid inflatable boats, trailers and related equipment for the Coast Guard and foreign governments. United States Marine Inc. of Gulfport expects to do most of the work in Gulfport, with...

Alabama company has contract for Navy, Coast Guard boats

Oct. 02, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama company has an $8 million contract to design and build boats for the Navy and Coast Guard, but options could bring the total to nearly $51.7 million. Silver Ships Inc. of Theodore was awarded the contract on Thursday for up to 110...