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Police detail Vegas airport chaos, California man's arrest

Aug. 16, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two airline ticket agents were hurt when a 33-year-old California man breached security at a busy Las Vegas airport on Sunday, sparking panic among commercial travelers, flight delays and cancellations, police said in a report made public Tuesday. Neither injury...

Hot dogs vs deli meat; rising costs shape choices at Walmart

Aug. 16, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With inflation hovering near levels not seen in 40 years, higher-income Americans turned to Walmart to cut costs on groceries while its lower-income customers swapped out deli meats for less expensive hot dogs and canned tuna. That boosted sales for Walmart in the...

ACLU challenges amendment blocking inmates' early release

Aug. 16, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has filed a legal challenge to a last-minute amendment to the state budget that blocked the planned early release of hundreds of inmates this summer. The change affected the state’s earned sentence credit...

Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

Aug. 16, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures more drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. Though the cuts will not result in any immediate new...

2 brothers charged with conspiracy in deadly smuggling crash

Aug. 16, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two brothers from Mexico are facing federal charges after fleeing from U.S. authorities in late July and crashing their vehicle, killing two and injuring 10 others just miles from the international border. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jorge...

Idaho governor eyes special session to deal with inflation

Aug. 16, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday confirmed that he's considering calling a special session of the Legislature, saying rumors of the effort are “relatively right.” “We're working on that,” he said in brief comments to The Associated Press. “As I've...

Which EVs qualify for new US tax credit? Websites offer help

Aug. 16, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of the rollout of a huge new climate, tax and healthcare law, the U.S. government is moving forward with its plan to award new tax credits to electric vehicle purchasers. Several new websites launched Tuesday to help people identify which vehicles qualify...

White House receives plan on ending railway contract dispute

Aug. 16, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The special board appointed by President Joe Biden to intervene in stalled railroad contract talks submitted its recommendations to the White House Tuesday on a potential deal covering 115,000 rail workers and avert a strike, but details of their recommendations weren't...

WA pays $2M to workers assaulted at psychiatric hospital

Aug. 16, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

A judge has ordered the state agency that operates Washington's largest psychiatric hospital to pay more than $2 million to four female health workers who were assaulted by a violent patient who targeted women. One of the nurses who filed the lawsuit, Bernia Garner, lost part of her...

Feds: Man defrauded pandemic programs of more than $300K

Aug. 16, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding federal pandemic assistance programs of more than $300,000, which investigators say was spent on trucks, exercise equipment, a big-screen TV and laptop computers. Craig Franck, 40, of Levant, also used some of the...