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'Scary': Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft

Jul. 13, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding communities. Sporadic...

Truckers fume as Alabama detours them from I-10 tunnel

Jul. 02, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trucking officials are unhappy after the Alabama Department of Transportation moved with little notice to divert trucks from the Interstate 10 tunnel in Mobile. The state announced Thursday that trucks had to detour from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and...

Disappearances rise on Mexico's 'highway of death' to border

Jun. 26, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As many as 50 people are missing after setting out on three-hour car trips this year between Mexico's industrial hub of Monterrey and the border city of Nuevo Laredo on a well-traveled stretch of road local media have dubbed “the highway of death.” ...

Jury: Ex-New Mexico state tax chief guilty of embezzlement

Jun. 19, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has found New Mexico's former state tax chief guilty of embezzling more than $25,000 from a trucking business while she served in former Gov. Susana Martinez’s cabinet. Demesia Padilla, 61, could face up to 18 years in prison when she...

Semitrailer overturns, spills milk along Michigan freeway

Jun. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Milk spilled from an overturned semitrailer shut down traffic for several hours along part of a freeway in western Michigan. The truck’s driver drifted about 9:30 a.m. Friday from the roadway of Interstate 196 in Holland Township before...

GM, Wabtec to develop hydrogen powered locomotives

Jun. 15, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has signed a deal to develop railroad locomotives powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system. Under a nonbinding agreement with locomotive maker Wabtec Corp., GM batteries and hydrogen technology will be used in locomotives to help...

House begins debate on budget bill as session winds down

Jun. 08, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

The House of Representatives was expected Tuesday night to pass a two-year, $46.7 billion state budget deal that lawmakers said will help guide Connecticut as it continues to emerge from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic that left more than 8,200 people dead and double-digit unemployment...

Buttigieg visits closed Interstate 40 bridge in Tennessee

Jun. 03, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to Tennessee on Thursday to learn how the closure of the Interstate 40 bridge connecting that state and Arkansas has affected freight movement since it was shut down more than three weeks ago when a...

Ex-Pilot president wants Black judge replaced for 2nd trial

May. 19, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The white former president of Pilot Co., the nation’s largest fuel retailer, wants a Black federal judge to recuse himself from overseeing the retrial of a fraud case against him. In court filings last week, Mark Hazelwood claimed the judge...

With I-40 bridge closed, backup route gets inspection

May. 18, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An inspection of the Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas began Tuesday, a week after the span became the states' primary Mississippi River crossing when a cracked steel beam prompted the indefinite closure of the nearby Interstate 40 bridge. ...