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Analysis: Session brings wide range of new Mississippi laws

Jul. 12, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is enacting a wide range of laws based on bills passed during this year's legislative session, including some that separately regulate wine, school buses and scooters. Mississippi residents who visit wineries in other states will be able to have bottles of wine shipped...

Toyota starts production on new engine at Alabama plant

Jul. 12, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Toyota says it has begun production of a newly redesigned four-cylinder engine at its manufacturing plant in north Alabama. The factory at Huntsville supplies engines for one-third of all the Toyota vehicles assembled in the United States, and the company describes the start of...

Thousands of SC students to get free food help

Jul. 11, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of K-12 students in South Carolina will soon get help to buy food. A one-time Electronic Benefits Transfer card, worth $330, will be mailed to students who qualified for free or reduced-price lunch at their schools between March 16 and June 3, when schools were closed due to...

Port gets funding for electric ship-to-shore cranes, trucks

Jul. 11, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Port of Virginia plans to replace two diesel-powered, ship-to-shore cranes and several gas-powered container tractors with electric versions using $14 million it will receive from the state. The money is part of the $93.6 million the state received from a federal settlement with...

FILE - In this April 17, 2020, file photo, vehicles line up for COVID-19 testing outside of the Monument Valley Health Center in Oljato-Monument Valley, San Juan County. Indian tribes across the country are wrestling with competing needs, restrictive laws and inadequate staffing as they try to meet a tight federal deadline on spending billions of dollars in virus relief funds. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP, File)

Tribes struggle to meet deadline to spend virus relief aid

Jul. 11, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — As the coronavirus ripped through the Navajo Nation, it spotlighted longstanding inequities on the reservation where thousands of tribal members travel long distances for medical care, internet service is spotty at best and many homes lack electricity and even running water. Now,...

167-year-old historic former textile mill to go on sale

Jul. 11, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A 167-year-old mill building in New Hampshire that's on the National Register of Historic Places is going to be put up for sale. The four-story, 13,000-square-foot (1,208 square meters) Busiel Mill, former home to textile manufacturing and later electronic organs and clocks, will be...

Los Angeles Apparel ordered closed amid virus outbreak

Jul. 11, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Apparel, one of the largest garment makers in the city, was ordered to remain closed after four employees died and more than 300 tested positive for the coronavirus, Los Angeles County health officials announced Friday. Public health officials gave the order on Thursday. The...

Community gardens help to feed food insecure during pandemic

Jul. 11, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sharrona Moore makes a promise every year: to donate half of what her garden grows. But it’s not really her garden, it’s the community’s garden. Moore is the founder and main steward of the Lawrence Community Garden. And much of the produce she grows on its seven...

Workers in protective suits administer coronavirus tests at a COVID-19 testing site for those who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a wholesale food market in Beijing, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Beijing climbed in recent days following an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market, officials announced they had identified hundreds of thousands of people who needed to be tested for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China rejects food imports after virus detected

Jul. 10, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. Those worries have risen since a June outbreak in Beijing that was linked to the city’s largest wholesale market. Testing has...

JBS workers walk off job at beef plant over pay dispute

Jul. 10, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Employees walked off the fabrication floor at the JBS Swift beef plant in northern Colorado as part of a dispute over pay for a certain group of workers. The Greeley Tribune reports Friday afternoon's protest at the facility in Greeley involved a pay dispute by the “black...