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US firm pleads guilty to paying bribes in Brazil, Venezuela

Sep. 23, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A major U.S. asphalt company agreed to pay $16.6 million in fines while pleading guilty Tuesday to federal charges that it paid millions in bribes to officials in Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela for almost a decade to win lucrative contracts. The plea agreement by Sargeant Marine...

Arizona history Sept. 27-Oct. 03

Sep. 23, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 27 On this date in 1858, Rafael Luna petitioned Col. Benjamin Bonneville for a military escort for protection while passing through Navajo Country along Beale Road with a flock of more than 50,000 sheep — the first flock to be driven to California along this route. On this date in 1910, the...

Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 14 UCF beats Ga Tech 49-21

Sep. 19, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dillon Gabriel made sure Central Florida didn't let another game slip away on the road. The sophomore threw for a career-best 417 yards and four touchdowns, leading the No. 14 Knights to a 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech in their season opener Saturday. It was a rewarding performance for...

RI finds toxins in soil at highway construction site

Sep. 17, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials have found toxins in soil brought in by a contractor building highway interchange in Providence and have ordered its removal. Samples taken from the soil at the construction site at the interchange between Routes 6 and 10 contained elevated levels of...

Construction work begins at copper mine project in Montana

Sep. 14, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A multi-year effort to open a Montana copper mine has begun with construction work at the Black Butte Copper Project. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued a mining permit last month for the first phase of the work, The Independent Record reported Sunday. The permit...

Participants of a demonstration march to support two squat dwellings through the Connewitz district of Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The demonstrators are marching under the motto

Germany: Protesters clash with police in city of Leipzig

Sep. 6, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators protesting against gentrification clashed with police in the eastern German city of Leipzig for a third night in a row, injuring 11 officers, police said Sunday. The protests, which started Thursday night, began after police ended the squatting of two buildings in...

Labor Day weekend halts some Illinois road work

Sep. 5, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Road construction projects around Illinois are hitting pause during the Labor Day weekend, but drivers will still encounter lane closures in many places. Illinois Department of Transportation officials ask travelers to pay attention to posted work zone speed limits and remain cautious. ...

FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, cars and trucks travel on Interstate 5 near Olympia, Wash. A new study says that safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes

Sep. 3, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group supported by auto insurers, also found that...

New Mexico agencies boost access ahead of hunting season

Sep. 2, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico land and wildlife managers have finished work that will result in more access to state trust land for licensed hunters. The Land Office and the Game and Fish Department made the announcement in time for the start of the deer and elk hunting season, which kicked off this...

Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, right, meets with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, second from the left, in Tripoli, Libya Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Libyan Government via AP)

Italy’s FM meets with Libya rivals to push for end to war

Sep. 1, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat paid an unannounced visit to Libya on Tuesday to press for an end to the bloody civil war following cease-fire initiatives by the U.N.-supported government and rival parliament. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio met with Fayez Sarraj, head of the Government of...