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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, truck drivers stop at a gas station in Emerson, Ga., north of metro Atlanta, to fill up their tractor trailer rigs. The Trump administration eased rules Thursday, May 14, 2020 that limit working hours for truck drivers, and the changes brought immediate protests from labor and safety groups. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the maximum working day for short-haul drivers from 12 hours to 14 hours and applied the longer hours to more drivers by expanding the geographic definition of short-haul driving. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

Trump administration ease rules limiting truck driver hours

May. 14, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

The Trump administration eased rules Thursday that limit working hours for truck drivers, and the changes brought immediate protests from labor and safety groups. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the maximum working day for short-haul drivers from 12 hours to 14 hours and expanded how far...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2108 file photo, Carolyn Long, a Democratic candidate in the 3rd Congressional District race, poses for a photo as she stands near a precinct map in her campaign office in Vancouver, Wash., in Vancouver, Wash. The coronavirus pandemic put conventional campaigning on hold just as campaigns were ramping up. Long, who held over 45 town halls during her 2018 race against Washington Rep. Jaime Herrara Beutler and hoped to hit a similar number as they face off again this year. The town halls have moved to Facebook, and Long has started volunteering to pack boxes at a local food bank. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte File)

For candidates seeking attention, it's time to volunteer

May. 8, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Peter Ellertsen and his wife are used to getting political phone calls, usually with automated voices shilling for a candidate or asking for money. What is not normal is the call they received a few weeks ago: A real person from a congressional campaign who didn't want to talk about...