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Iowa to shutter state-run coronavirus Test Iowa in July

Jun. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa is ending its coronavirus testing program next month saying demand has fallen for testing at the state-funded drive-thru and clinic sites. “Demand for testing is at its lowest levels in more than a year since vaccine is now...

Company agrees to pay state $3.5M for undelivered face masks

Jun. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A company that authorities say failed to deliver on a contract to supply one million N95 face masks to the state of Massachusetts and then made false statements in connection with its obligation to refund the state has agreed to pay nearly $3.5 million to settle the...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 16, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader Telegram. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Time not an excuse on vaccinations One of our editorial board members had an interesting encounter over the weekend. He went into a convenience store and the person working the counter was the...

Texas bullet train group inks deal with Milan design firm

Jun. 15, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The developer of a long-planned — and controversial — high-speed rail line that would get passengers from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes announced Tuesday that it signed a $16 billion contract with an Italian company to build the project, in what could be a step toward...

GM, Wabtec to develop hydrogen powered locomotives

Jun. 15, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has signed a deal to develop railroad locomotives powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system. Under a nonbinding agreement with locomotive maker Wabtec Corp., GM batteries and hydrogen technology will be used in locomotives to help...

Costa Rica moves on massive public corruption investigation

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities executed dozens of searches and arrests Monday as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation centered on the awarding of road construction and maintenance contracts. Walter Espinoza, director of the Judicial...

Rhode Island extends gambling deal by another 20 years

Jun. 11, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee on Friday signed into law a new 20-year no-bid contract with International Game Technology and Bally's Corp. to run Rhode Island's gambling operations, the state's third largest source of revenue. The deal boosts revenue, keeps...

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...

G-7 nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

Jun. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

ST. IVES, England (AP) — The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. as President Joe Biden urged allies to...

Oklahoma prison inmates to begin receiving computer tablets

Jun. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inmates at an Oklahoma prison began receiving special computer tablets this week, as part of a Department of Corrections plan to provide secure tablets to everyone incarcerated in state prisons. The devices, specially designed by prisons...