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Differing views emerge on Idaho legislative session outcome

May. 13, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday offered differing views on the outcomes of Idaho’s longest ever legislative session after lawmakers grappled with challenges brought on by fast growth and an influx of new residents straining roads, schools and tax...

Open carry of weapons now prohibited at rallies, Capitol

May. 12, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Openly carrying guns and other weapons are now prohibited at the Washington state Capitol and public protests statewide, under a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The new law, which had an emergency clause and took effect...

Former congresswoman named to board of Honolulu rail line

May. 12, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s mayor on Tuesday said he would appoint former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to the board of the city’s rail line as the long-delayed and massively over-budget project faces a funding shortfall that could prevent construction from continuing to its original...

Nevada governor pushes expanded state infrastructure bank

May. 10, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak and state Treasurer Zach Conine are asking Nevada lawmakers to fund a state infrastructure bank that could enable new roads, public transportation or energy storage projects starting in July 2021. The two Democrats presented a...

Cyberattack on US pipeline is linked to criminal gang

May. 09, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The cyberextortion attempt that has forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a cut to charity, two people close to the investigation said...

RI judge rules in favor of fired airport police deputy chief

May. 07, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has ruled that the state agency that runs T.F. Green Airport mishandled the termination of deputy chief of the airport police and that they did not provide her a hearing under the state Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. ...

Group seeks safety improvements to north Mississippi highway

May. 07, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Leaders in north Mississippi say they will ask Gov. Tate Reeves and lawmakers for help improving the safety along state Highway 7, which runs through their communities. The Oxford Eagle reported that the Coalition for a Safer Seven is made up of...

Cruise giant Norwegian threatens to skip Florida's ports

May. 07, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is threatening to keep its ships out of Florida after the governor signed legislation banning businesses from requiring that customers show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The company says the law signed by Gov. Ron...

UK to ease holiday travel ban yet keeps most quarantines

May. 07, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced a “first tentative step” Friday toward resuming international travel, saying U.K. citizens will be able to travel to countries including Portugal, Iceland and Israel later this month without having to quarantine upon their return. ...

Chinese in Iraq blocked from flying home after virus cases

May. 07, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Employees of two Chinese state-owned companies in Iraq are blocked from returning to China for two months after 14 coworkers flew home with the coronavirus, Beijing’s embassy in Baghdad said Friday. China has repeatedly suspended the rights of airlines...