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In this June 29, 2020, photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a field operations officer inspects a suspect hair accessory at a centralized exam station in Newark, N.J. On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained a shipment of weaves believed to be made in a Chinese detention camp. The shipment is suspected to be human hair. Some information on the package was blurred by the source. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

AP Exclusive: Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized

Jul. 3, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told The Associated Press that 13 tons (11.8 metric tonnes) of hair...

2 Montana campgrounds with offensive names to be renamed

Jul. 2, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Bureau of Reclamation has announced it will rename two campgrounds on Canyon Ferry Reservoir that had racist origins. The agency used duct tape to cover the roadside signs leading to Chinamen Cove Campground and Confederate Campground, and will refer to them as Campground 1...

Hawaii legislators reject draft proposal to aid cargo firm

Jul. 2, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii legislators have opted not to approve a proposal to give an ocean cargo company $30 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to avoid a shutdown of its service. The state House Finance Committee did not advance the draft bill Tuesday that could have provided funding to Young...

Two of the offshore wind turbines have been constructed off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va., Monday June 29, 2020. Two wind turbines are part of an offshore wind turbine project. The turbines will begin operation in August. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia moves a step closer to harnessing offshore wind

Jun. 29, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor ceremonially signed legislation Monday that sets a path for the eventual approval of two large-scale offshore wind farms that could produce enough electricity to power more than a million homes in the state. The two proposed projects would be located...

Bill directs NCDOT to restart Outer Banks ferry service

Jun. 28, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's General Assembly has passed a bill that would restart an Outer Banks passenger ferry that had been scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. The N.C. Department of Transportation said two months ago that it would not run the ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke...

ABQ woman sentenced in kidnapping of two men over marijuana

Jun. 26, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old Albuquerque woman has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for her role in the kidnapping and assault of two men, one of whom died and was mutilated. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Mariah Ferry was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty earlier this...

Rhode Island adds jobs, unemployment rate drops to 16.3%

Jun. 25, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After shedding tens of thousands of jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, Rhode Island added jobs and saw a decrease in its unemployment rate last month, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. The state added more than 13,000 nonfarm jobs in May, for an...

Western Kentucky ferry to remain shutdown another day

Jun. 23, 2020 4:09 AM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A ferry in western Kentucky will remain out of service a little longer, causing motorists to take long detours. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry extended a temporary closure for mechanical repairs through Tuesday. The ferry temporarily halted service on June 15 due to an issue with one of the...

Two women eat lunch indoors at Portside Restaurant, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Salisbury, Mass. COVID-19 state guidelines allow indoor dining starting today. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Restaurants offer indoor dining; MBTA cranks up service

Jun. 22, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Restaurants were allowed to start offering indoor dining again, and so-called close-contact businesses including nail salons, tattoo parlors and personal trainers could reopen Monday under the latest phase of Massachusetts's coronavirus pandemic economic recovery plan. In addition, the MBTA...

Dorena-Hickman Ferry still closed between Kentucky, Missouri

Jun. 18, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — More work is needed on the out-of-service Dorena-Hickman Ferry that connects Kentucky and Missouri, and it will probably remain out of service until this weekend, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The ferry temporarily halted service Sunday due to a mechanical issue, the agency...