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Removing the %&*@ from Maine's vanity plates will take time

Oct. 16, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

Removing the flipping obscenities from license plates on Maine's roads and highways isn't going to happen overnight, even though a law banning such profanities in a state where such regulation has been unusually lax goes into effect Monday. Currently, there are license...

California bullet train's latest woe: Will it be high speed?

Oct. 13, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new and fundamental debate has emerged in the battle over California's high-speed rail project that could again significantly downgrade the troubled effort: Should the trains even be high speed when the system launches? That's a conversation...

SC highway officials promise to hear Hilton Head's concerns

Oct. 09, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina transportation officials promise to listen to concerns from Hilton Head Island about repairs and upgrades to U.S. 278 even though almost all of the project is outside town limits. The Department of Transportation earlier...

US poised to sue contractors who don't report cyber breaches

Oct. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is poised to sue government contractors and other companies who receive U.S. government grants if they fail to report breaches of their computer systems or misrepresent their cybersecurity practices, the department's No. 2 official said Wednesday. ...

White House restoring environmental reviews for big projects

Oct. 06, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental rollback, President Joe Biden is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. The reviews were scaled back by the Trump administration in a...

UK plans protest crackdown after eco group blocks highways

Oct. 05, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The British government said Tuesday it will bring in tough new laws against disruptive protesters, after environmental campaigners blocked roads, highways and bridges to highlight climate change. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government...

Oregon attorney general sues two counties over gun ordinance

Oct. 01, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general filed lawsuits Friday against two counties that had adopted ordinances that sought to nullify new statewide gun safety laws and declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” In her lawsuits against Yamhill and...

Senate Republicans confirm Evers' Cabinet appointments

Sep. 28, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Senate Republicans confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointments Tuesday after letting them languish for months but took no action on a key pick that would give the governor control of wildlife and pollution policies. The...

In Murdaugh family scandal, tiny South Carolina town shaken

Sep. 28, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — Ask any of the 2,600 residents in this South Carolina town whether they know Alex Murdaugh, and you’ll probably get a quick nod. Nearly everyone does in Hampton, a tiny place where every road in has just two lanes. Ask them to tell you about...

Haitians returning to a homeland that's far from welcoming

Sep. 27, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years before. Unable to reach his family, he left the airport alone, on foot. Charles...