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After Georgia loss, House runoff gives Trump another chance

Jun. 15, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Nearly a month after his preferred candidate for governor in Georgia was defeated by more than 50 points, former President Donald Trump has an opportunity next week to demonstrate he still has some sway in this onetime Republican stronghold. A runoff election...

S. Korea truckers' strike has local shocks, not global yet

Jun. 13, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A weeklong strike by thousands of truckers in South Korea has triggered major disruptions in cargo transport and production that have caused 1.6 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in damages, officials said Monday. An extended strike may eventually worsen the...

Horses and luxury meet up at equestrian hotel

May. 08, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Aside from some opulent resorts in the Orlando area, Central Florida has never been known for luxurious accommodations. And for many visitors and Floridians alike, Ocala registers as little more than “horse country” and a few exits along Interstate 75. That...

Four months after tornado, Kentucky focuses on rebuilding

Apr. 24, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Sundays at the Bullock home in rural Kentucky were filled with lasting memories: big family dinners, cornhole, basketball and karaoke. Those gatherings ended the night of Dec. 10, when a massive tornado obliterated their Dawson Springs house, trapping Chris...

Indiana candidate traded $1M lake home for garage apartment

Apr. 21, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

UTICA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana congressional candidate changed his voter registration last year to an address local officials say isn't a residence — a large metal-sided garage that he says has a two-bedroom bachelor pad inside. Republican Mike Sodrel, who was previously elected...

Texas halts truck inspections that caused border gridlock

Apr. 15, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday repealed his traffic-clogging immigration order that backed up commercial trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border, after a week of intensifying backlash and fears of deepening economic losses. The Republican governor dropped his new...

Texas keeping most truck inspections despite border gridlock

Apr. 13, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday defied intensifying pressure over his new border policy that has gridlocked trucks entering the U.S. and shut down some of the world's busiest trade bridges as the Mexican government, businesses and even some allies urge him to relent. ...

GOP rivals crowd field for open Indiana congressional seat

Apr. 12, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trucking company owner Mike Sodrel poured more than $1 million into his first campaign for a southern Indiana congressional seat nearly two decades ago. Sodrel won’t say how big a check he’s writing this time as he looks to emerge from a big Republican field...

Walmart offers supply-chain workers a chance to drive trucks

Apr. 07, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart workers who once unloaded trucks now have a chance to drive them. The nation's largest retailer has launched a training program that gives employees who work in its distribution or fulfillment centers a chance to become certified Walmart truck drivers...