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Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Sep. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were going to grow...

Railroad execs hope CP-KCS merger could be done by late 2022

Sep. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Canadian Pacific hopes to complete its $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern railroad before the end of next year. Shareholders of both companies are likely to vote on the deal sometime in December, and then Mexican and American...

Lawmakers, Whitmer announce deal to finalize state budget

Sep. 15, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Top lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration announced a deal Wednesday to finalize the next state budget. They had waited to work out spending plans for state departments and funding for universities, community colleges and local...

Canadian Pacific's acquisition of KCS railroad back on track

Sep. 15, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After initially getting derailed this spring, Canadian Pacific's $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern is back on track after Canadian National dropped out of the bidding war Wednesday. The deal could still face tough scrutiny from...

Free rides take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike finances

Sep. 14, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don't use E-ZPass having a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the...

NTSB chief: focus on road safety must shift to entire system

Sep. 13, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The new chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board wants governments and businesses to change the way they look at highway safety, considering the whole system rather than individual driver behavior. Jennifer Homendy, nominated by President...

Louisiana charter boats now can launch from Mississippi

Sep. 12, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana charter captains affected by Hurricane Ida will be able to operate from Mississippi ports through the end of the year. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced the decision Friday in the wake of impacts Ida had on...

Alaska lawmaker suspended by airline seeks Senate excusal

Sep. 10, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state lawmaker requested an excusal from the state Senate until mid-January, citing the challenges of traveling to Juneau from Anchorage after she was suspended from flying on Alaska Airlines earlier this year. Republican Sen. Lora...

Tennessee sees chronic wasting disease in deer in 9th county

Sep. 10, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say a ninth county has a confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in deer. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says the condition was found in Henry County in a thin 3 1/2-year-old doe that was behaving strangely. ...

Kansas City Southern in talks on Canadian Pacific's $31B bid

Sep. 07, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kansas City Southern is in talks with Canadian Pacific to determine whether its $31 billion bid for the railroad is the best offer on the table after regulators rejected a key part of Canadian National's $33.6 billion bid last week. Kansas City...