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The Latest: Pope offers Brazilians hope among soaring deaths

Apr. 15, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

ROME — Pope Francis is offering Brazilians a message of hope and consolation amid soaring coronavirus deaths and infections in the country suffering “one of the most difficult tests in its history.” In a video message to a conference of Brazilian bishops on...

Whitmer changes contracting rules to target payroll fraud

Apr. 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced changes in the state's contracting process to ensure construction and other companies are not rewarded with government money for payroll fraud such as misclassifying workers as independent contractors. ...

UK cronyism watchdog queries civil servant's dual job

Apr. 15, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Britain's cronyism watchdog says the public should be given a “full and frank” explanation as to how a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that won lucrative government contracts. The...

Opposition accuses UK govt of sleaze amid lobbying scandal

Apr. 14, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened, with claims that a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that was awarded lucrative government contracts. It is the...

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

Apr. 13, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a cornerstone of...

Canary Islands hotel offers shelter to migrants in need

Apr. 13, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

PUERTO RICO DE GRAN CANARIA, Spain (AP) — When hotel director Calvin Lucock and restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran said goodbye to one of the last groups of migrants staying in one of the seaside resorts they manage in Spain’s Canary Islands, the British-Norwegian couple didn’t know when...

Australia rules out adding J&J vaccine to inoculation plan

Apr. 13, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Tuesday it had decided against buying the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and identified a second case of a rare blood clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca shot. The government had been in...

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

Apr. 12, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a...

Broadband nonprofit's ex-CEO charged with misusing funds

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who served as CEO of a broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal charges that he misused government contract money and used more than $160,000 in company funds to pay for a boat and a family vacation. A grand jury on Thursday...

Contract awarded for part of Red River diversion project

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $67 million contract to a West Fargo-based company to raise a portion of Interstate 29 as part of the Red River diversion project. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven called the project a major milestone...