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Skepticism, encouragement as Wyoming weighs $1B land deal

Jul. 6, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Top Wyoming officials heard both skepticism and encouragement Monday as they discussed a proposal to bid on a Connecticut-sized area of private land and mineral rights spanning three states. The State Loan and Investment Board made up of Gov. Mark Gordon and the other four statewide...

People carry a girl, who was injured in bus and train accident, after receiving initial treatment at a hospital in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 3, 2020. A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan, police and rescue officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Train hits bus carrying Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan: 22 dead

Jul. 3, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing 22 people, including seven women, officials said. At least six pilgrims were injured. The accident happened in the district of Sheikhupura in Punjab...

Switzerland: 2 trains collide in mountain railway tunnel

Jul. 3, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two trains collided in a tunnel on a mountain railway in Switzerland on Friday, slightly injuring a few people, the railway operator said. A car shuttle train transporting about 15 vehicles hit the side of a local passenger train with about 30 people on board that was traveling in the...

Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

Jul. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday brought the...

Oil company extends bid deadline for Connecticut-size lands

Jun. 30, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Occidental Petroleum has extended by one week a Wednesday deadline for Wyoming to bid on a swath of land and mineral rights bigger than Connecticut, a spokesman for Gov. Mark Gordon said Tuesday. The bid on the 6,250 square miles (16,000 square kilometers) of the company's holdings...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday May 9, 2015, roses are symbolically placed on the railroad tracks at former concentration camp Westerbork, the Netherlands, remembering more than a hundred thousand Jews transported from Westerbork to Nazi death camps during WWII.  The NS railway company, announced that it will donate 5 million euros (dollars 5.6 million U.S. ) to Dutch Holocaust memorial centers as a gesture of collective recognition, but Jewish organizations criticized the company Monday June 29, 2020, for not adequately consulting them in discussions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

Jewish groups angry at Dutch railway company reparation

Jun. 29, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Jewish organizations criticized the Dutch national railway company Monday for not adequately consulting them in discussions to work out a form of recognition for Holocaust victims the company transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II — from where they were sent to...

Cook Group still a trailblazer, years after founder’s death

Jun. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — For decades, Bloomington-based medical-device maker Cook Group kept a somewhat low profile. The company employed thousands of locals and was deeply involved in downtown revitalization programs, yet was seen by the populace as sort of a mom-and-pop operation. Perhaps because, for...

Today in History

Jun. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first Black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

Two women eat lunch indoors at Portside Restaurant, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Salisbury, Mass. COVID-19 state guidelines allow indoor dining starting today. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Restaurants offer indoor dining; MBTA cranks up service

Jun. 22, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Restaurants were allowed to start offering indoor dining again, and so-called close-contact businesses including nail salons, tattoo parlors and personal trainers could reopen Monday under the latest phase of Massachusetts's coronavirus pandemic economic recovery plan. In addition, the MBTA...