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Whitefish Energy gets US contracts after Puerto Rico ouster

Oct. 9, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. Founded in 2015 in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's tiny Montana hometown, Whitefish had...

New law requires audit of failed FEMA hurricane contracts

Oct. 9, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new law requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to investigate how it came to award Hurricane Maria relief contracts to a company with an unproven record. The Associated Press reported last year that the newly-formed contractor, Florida-based Bronze Star, LLC, won more than $30...

California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse

Oct. 8, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — One year after wildfires devastated Northern California's wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess. The state's top emergency official suspects...

Intelligence officers, business owner accused of bid scheme

Oct. 5, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two U.S. intelligence officers and a business owner have been indicted on charges of attempting to rig a government contract worth nearly $1.5 million. The Denver Post reports the indictments were handed up Friday against National Security Agency employee Randolph Stimac, Air Force Maj. Kevin...

US, Japan and Australia challenge Huawei in Papua New Guinea

Sep. 28, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States, Japan and Australia are cooperating on a domestic internet cable proposal for Papua New Guinea as an alternative to an offer by Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant that the United States regards as a cybersecurity threat, a U.S. diplomat said Friday....

Thai businessman convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

Sep. 27, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand has convicted a local businessman of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the Thai government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal. Thailand's military drew criticism and ridicule in 2010 when the GT200 bomb...

Navy awards $3.9 billion contract to Bath Iron Works

Sep. 27, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it's awarded a ship's $3.9 billion contract to Bath Iron Works to build four new destroyers. The Navy announced Friday that it awarded the contract to the Bath shipyard as part of a plan to build 10 new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Competitor Huntington Ingalls...

Arizona city ends contract for immigrant detention center

Sep. 26, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — A small Arizona city has ended its role in an unusual contract that allowed the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to run a family detention center in Texas, where lawyers say a child became sick and died after her release. The city of Eloy already had an agreement with ICE and...

University partners with military to study optimal fitness

Sep. 21, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky has been awarded a contract from the Defense Department to study physical and mental fitness. WKYT-TV reports UK President Eli Capilouto announced the $4 million partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research on Tuesday. He...

Egypt court orders release of former president's sons

Sep. 20, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release from detention of former president Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison. The judge in the Sept. 15 hearing ordered the detention of wealthy...