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A big stink erupts over landfills ringing Russia's capital

Jun. 19, 2018 7:22 AM EDT

KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Walking to a store in March, Olga Yevseyeva was hit by the familiar, noxious stench of rotten eggs wafting from the town landfill a few miles away. It was a moment that changed her life. "This smell just made me explode with anger," she recalled of that spring night in Kolomna, a...

Ex-political consultant testifies in Kentucky bribery trial

Jun. 14, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Veteran Democratic political consultant Larry O'Bryan was given simple instructions: Meet lobbyist Jim Sullivan in a parking lot to pick up a $5,000 bribe and deliver it to a high-ranking state official to win favorable treatment in the complex government contracting process. They...

Prosecutors: Kentucky consultant gave bribes for contract

Jun. 11, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a veteran Democratic consultant and lobbyist gave "Christmas presents" to a high-ranking state official as part of a pay-to-play scheme that "attempted to reach the highest levels of state government." But an attorney for James Sullivan says the lobbyist is...

Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline work in 2 months

Jun. 11, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in court. The tribe leading the lawsuit still feels it hasn't had a...

New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

Jun. 8, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, the U.S. government announced Friday. The National Nuclear...

The Latest: Lawmakers emphasize jobs for nuke laboratory

Jun. 8, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a management contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say their first concern for the management and operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory is assuring the stability of the workforce...

Maker of fearsome animal robots is edging into the light

Jun. 5, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It's never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely. For nine years, the secretive firm — which got its start with U.S. military funding — has unnerved people around the world with YouTube...

Kenya accounting officials to have anti-corruption vetting

Jun. 4, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — All procurement and accounting officers in Kenya's ministries and state-owned corporations are to leave their offices for fresh screening, an official announced Monday, as President Uhuru Kenyatta's government grapples with endemic corruption. The officers are to submit personal...

2 Kansas, 1 Missourian accused in 'rent-a-vet' scheme

May. 23, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are alleging that two Topeka businessmen and a Kansas City-area man operated a $352 million business fraud scheme that involved using minority or disabled military veterans to obtain federal business contracts. In a civil action filed in Kansas City, federal...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 22, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...