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Has tech made it safer to move nukes? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fight is raging in courts and Congress over where radioactive materials should be stored and how to safely get the dangerous remnants of decades of bomb-making and power generation to a permanent resting place. Nationwide, spent fuel rods lie in temporary cooling ponds at commercial...

Wyoming lawmakers advance 3 bills to fund wildlife crossings

Oct. 12, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would help expand an existing network of highway crossings for wildlife. The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs unanimously approved three bills Friday creating a special wildlife...

Lawmakers want to make it easier to create rail trails

Oct. 12, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts state lawmakers want to make it easier for communities to purchase dormant railroad tracks to convert into recreational trails. The MetroWest Daily News reports state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and state Rep. Carmine Gentile, both Democrats, jointly filed legislation that, if...

Illinois state senator quits powerful panel amid FBI probe

Oct. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator under federal investigation for possible bribery and fraud involving state construction work resigned Friday as head of the powerful Senate Transportation Committee, hours after the chamber released an unredacted search warrant revealing more details about...

Dog racing supporters challenge amendment constitutionality

Oct. 8, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's greyhound racing industry is asking a federal judge to revoke an amendment that voters approved last year banning dog racing in Florida, saying the process was unconstitutional. Support Working Animals Inc. and eight greyhound trainers, kennels, transporters and suppliers...

Airline went into records after Max crash, engineer says

Oct. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines' former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating...

Hybrid and electric car owners see $75 fee in car-tab bills

Oct. 6, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Beginning this month, hybrid-vehicle owners in Washington state will start paying an annual $75 car-tab fee to finance electric-car charging stations they'll never use. The little-known increase is labeled "Hybrid Vehicle Transportation Electrification" on bills from the state Department of...

Effort underway to name bridge after Korean War soldier

Oct. 6, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts lawmaker has filed a bill to name the new Cape Cod Rail Trail bridge in honor of a soldier listed as missing in action during the Korean War. The Cape Cod Times reports state Rep. Timothy Whelan proposes naming the bridge, which spans Station Avenue in Yarmouth, in...

Hong Kong lawmakers challenge mask ban as protests persist

Oct. 5, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge against the government's use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, which diminished in intensity but didn't stop. The mask ban that went...

Indiana legislators mull installing highway traffic cameras

Oct. 3, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some Indiana lawmakers want to authorize the installation of work zone speed cameras along the state’s highways to photograph speeding cars and fine the lead-footed motorists. Members of the General Assembly's Interim Study Committee on Transportation advanced a plan Wednesday to...