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InvestigateWest: Washington state plan would slash emissions

Jan. 25, 2021 11:52 AM EST

After more than a decade of the supposedly eco-friendly Pacific Northwest and British Columbia falling short on pledges to fight climate change, a new blueprint emerged this month for how to eliminate all but a sliver of fossil-fuel emissions. The 428-page plan by Washington state outlines how to make a...

Signs direct drivers waiting for a COVID-19 testing at a pop-up testing centre at Marsden Point, New Zealand, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Health officials in New Zealand say genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Tania Whyte/Northern Adivacate/NZME via AP)

The Latest: Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

Jan. 24, 2021 11:13 PM EST

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had reported an increasing number of coronavirus cases, authorities said. The lockdown, which was implemented in the early hours of Saturday, covered 16...

Interstate 70 reopens in St. Louis after water main break

Jan. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A section of Interstate 70 that was closed in St. Louis after a water main break stalled several vehicles on the highway has reopened. The St. Louis Fire Department said the highway was closed Saturday evening after water flowed across the road. Firefighters had to rescue a family of five...

2nd bridge proposed connecting Bullhead City with Laughlin

Jan. 24, 2021 11:04 AM EST

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Construction bids are being taken for a proposed second bridge over the Colorado River that would connect Bullhead City, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada. The Mohave Valley Daily News reports that the invitation to bid required an agreement with the Nevada Department of...

A new glass-bottom boat for the Silver Springs attraction is being built at St. John's Shipbuilding in Palatka, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Florida attraction to get glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs

Jan. 24, 2021 3:01 AM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s 150 years of treating tourists to gushing springs, lolling manatees, curious fish and emerald grasses undulating in invisible currents is about to take a turn because of a chance remark. In 2015, Paula Russo, a volunteer for the Florida State Parks Foundation, set up a...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces

Jan. 23, 2021 9:38 PM EST

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. The single-occupancy rooms in the city of Nangong in Hebei province just outside Beijing are each equipped with their own heaters, toilets, showers and other...

Lafayette airport adds flights to Charlotte in April

Jan. 23, 2021 11:29 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Starting in April people will be able to fly to Charlotte, North Carolina on American Airlines via the Lafayette airport, officials announced. The Daily Advertiser reported Monday that the direct flights on American Airlines between Lafayette Regional Airport and Charlotte Douglas...

SC Transportation Department gets high marks in audit

Jan. 23, 2021 10:16 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Transportation said auditors have found no problems with the agency's finances for a second year. Independent firm Mauldin & Jenkin reviewed the agency's spending during the fiscal year that ended in June 2020 and announced their findings to the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate Chamber as supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol in Washington. Kevin Strong, a Federal Aviation Administration employee and QAnon follower from California who had been on the FBI's radar is facing federal charges after authorities say he confessed to taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

FAA employee charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Jan. 22, 2021 10:55 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration employee and QAnon follower from California who had been on the FBI's radar is facing federal charges after he confessed to taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents released Friday. Kevin Strong, 44, of Beaumont,...

FILE — In this March 19, 2015 file photo, large panels of the ceiling are missing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a plan Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to rebuild and expand the embattled midtown Manhattan bus terminal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig File)

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

Jan. 22, 2021 9:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a proposal Thursday to rebuild and expand the embattled midtown Manhattan bus terminal....