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FILE - In a Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Kevin Marsh, CEO of SCANA Corp., speaks to the media at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C. The Securities and Exchange Commission sued SCANA Corp., its subsidiary South Carolina Electric & Gas along with the utility's former CEO Kevin Marsh and Executive Vice President Stephen Byrne on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Federal officials say two former executives at a South Carolina utility, former CEO Kevin Marsh and Executive Vice President Stephen Byrne lied repeatedly to regulators and investors about the progress of construction of two nuclear reactors, taking hundreds of millions of dollars out of the pockets of investors and ratepayers. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Securities agents sue 2 SC utility execs over nuclear fraud

Feb. 27, 2020 10:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two former executives at a South Carolina utility lied repeatedly to regulators and investors about the progress of construction of two nuclear reactors taking more than a billion dollars out of the pockets of investors and ratepayers, federal securities officials said. The Securities...

Companies altered road test results given to Idaho agency

Feb. 23, 2020 8:01 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Companies that are responsible for checking the quality of Idaho’s road materials have altered the results of their asphalt tests thousands of times, government documents show. Those changes may have allowed contractors that repair and build Idaho’s highway infrastructure...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Feb. 19, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Feb. 17 The Johnson City Press on expanding Tennessee Highway 36: Anyone who’s been stuck behind a crash on Interstate 26 between Johnson City and Kingsport probably has considered a detour onto the old Kingsport Highway, Tenn. Highway 36. That certainly...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for fraud, waste...

Roach infestation closes Georgia university's student center

Feb. 16, 2020 12:59 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Student complaints of being served moldy bread and finding bugs in mac and cheese at a campus food court led Savannah State University to close its student center, where health inspectors later reported finding “many dead roaches” in the kitchen. The university said in a...

Suit filed over Margaritaville Amusement Park construction

Feb. 15, 2020 11:28 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A contractor is threatening to stop work on Margaritaville Amusement Park in south Mississippi over what it says are $5 million in unpaid construction bills. The Tindall Corp., a South Carolina family business with a division in Moss Point, Mississippi, has filed a lawsuit in U.S....

Arizona crews blast national monument hill for border wall

Feb. 7, 2020 11:44 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Construction crews in southern Arizona have started blasting hills at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to clear space for a new border wall system. Crews are bulldozing through Monument Hill to construct a 30-foot (9-meter) steel wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Arizona Daily...

Sentence reduced for man who cooperated in corruption case

Feb. 4, 2020 3:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has agreed to reduce the prison sentence for a former city of Atlanta contractor by a year after prosecutors said he “substantially assisted” them in a federal investigation into a pay-to-play scheme for city contracts. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones signed an order...

This Nov. 15, 2019 photo shows the former Midwest Federal bank building is known as the M Building in Minot, N.D.  The big M on its roof established the eight-story former Midwest Federal Savings Bank as a Minot landmark, and many memories were made by folks who entered the building’s doors over the past 57 years. (Jill Schramm/Minot Daily News via AP)

Minot’s shuttered M building has history, seeks future

Feb. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The big M on its roof established the eight-story former Midwest Federal Savings Bank as a Minot landmark, and many memories were made by folks who entered the building’s doors over the past 57 years. The glass-walled building currently is shuttered, but it’s on the short...

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Luis Cruz. Prosecutors on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, announced charges against roofing contractor Luis Cruz in the murder of 43-year-old Joslyn Morgan, whose body was found in a burning Jeep in south Philadelphia on Jan. 21. (Philadelphia Police Department via AP)

Contractor charged in murder of man found in burning vehicle

Jan. 28, 2020 4:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a roofing contractor has been charged in the murder of a man whose body was found in a burning Jeep in south Philadelphia a week ago. Prosecutors on Tuesday announced charges against 39-year-old Luis Cruz, alleging that a dispute over work done on the victim's home led...