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Missouri paramedic admits tampering with ambulance narcotics

Sep. 19, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri emergency medical technician has pleaded guilty to stealing painkillers from an ambulance and diluting the drugs with water and saline to cover his tracks. The Joplin Globe reports that 37-year-old James Poole, of Webb City, faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading...

Oregon Governor Kate Brown toured the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, Ore., Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2020, where she spoke with volunteers and evacuees. Brown also toured the animal facility where evacuated animals are being kept. Fires along Oregon's Cascade Range grew Saturday, but at a slower rate than earlier in the week. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

Sep. 12, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes that obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people, the latest in a series of calamities this year. For people already enduring the coronavirus...

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr., with the Western District of New York, announces the arrest on federal charges of Adam Green, 20, of Dansville, N.Y, and Dallas Williams-Smothers, 20, of Rochester, N.Y., during a press conference at the Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y. The two are accused accused of attacking police officers during a demonstration over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Listening from left are, Charles Salina, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of New York, and Doug Gregory, assistant U.S. attorney in charge of the Rochester branch of the U.S. Attorney's Western District of New York. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

2 protesters in Rochester face federal charges

Sep. 9, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two protesters accused of attacking police officers during a demonstration over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude face federal civil disorder charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Adam Green and Dallas Williams-Smothers, both 20, were charged with obstructing and impeding law...

FILE -In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, a photographer captures images of the General Motors-Honda Next Generation Fuel Cell after a news conference in Detroit. On Thursday, Sept. 3, General Motors and Honda say they have signed a deal to explore sharing vehicle underpinnings and propulsion systems in North America. The companies say planning discussions on jointly designed vehicles will start immediately and include vehicles powered by both electricity and internal combustion engines. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together

Sep. 3, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Honda are moving toward an alliance in North America to share vehicle development and technology costs as the industry moves toward electric and autonomous vehicles. The nonbinding memorandum of understanding was announced Thursday, and the companies say they plan to share...

Maine salmon farm on dry land faces final planning vote

Aug. 30, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The Board of Environmental Protection has issued draft permits for a company that wants to raise Atlantic salmon on land in huge tanks in Belfast, and the project faces a key final planning vote. Nordic Aquafarms Inc. has been met with opposition every step along the way since the...

California takes step to protect leatherback sea turtles

Aug. 19, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California took a step Wednesday toward placing Pacific leatherback sea turtles under state protection as the species faces potential extinction from human-caused problems. The state Fish and Game Commission voted 5-0 for the species to become a candidate for threatened or...

Old format, new problem: Biennial legislatures face COVID-19

Aug. 19, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic hit, state legislators scrambled to authorize relief programs, review emergency protocols and rebalance their budgets amid plummeting revenue projections. In California, they passed emergency measures to allow remote voting. In Arkansas, they moved to...

UK court says face recognition violates human rights

Aug. 11, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The use of facial recognition technology by British police has violated human rights and data protection laws, a court said Tuesday, in a decision praised as a victory against invasive practices by the authorities. In a case trumpeted as the first of its kind, Britain’s Court of Appeal...

Nevada reports 742 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Aug. 10, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Health officials in Nevada on Monday reported 742 new confirmed coronavirus cases and six additional deaths, bringing the state’s total to 56,972 cases and 963 known deaths since the start of the pandemic. Although Nevada's 10.5% overall test positivity rate remains...

Murphy rejects Trump plan for states to foot some benefits

Aug. 10, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed $400 a week unemployment compensation to succeed the expired $600 a week benefit, with the state paying for a quarter of it, is “just not workable,” New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Murphy addressed the president's...