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Trying to stem the pandemic, Uganda creates a fuel crisis

Jan. 20, 2022 08:03 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no fuel reserves of its own. Mandatory COVID-19 testing at the country's border with...

US to allow teen semi drivers in test apprenticeship program

Jan. 13, 2022 17:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is moving forward with a plan to let teenagers drive big rigs from state to state in a test program. Currently, truckers who cross state lines must be at least 21 years old, but an apprenticeship program required by Congress to help ease supply...

Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew on Monday

Jan. 13, 2022 17:34 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec's premier said Thursday the COVID-19 curfew he imposed across the French-speaking Canadian province in December will be lifted on Monday. Premier Francois Legault said the order can be ended because health officials estimate that COVID-19-related...

US shoppers find some groceries scarce due to virus, weather

Jan. 11, 2022 23:36 PM EST

Benjamin Whitely headed to a Safeway supermarket in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to grab some items for dinner. But he was disappointed to find the vegetable bins barren and a sparse selection of turkey, chicken and milk. “Seems like I missed out on everything,” Whitely, 67, said....

Man admits embezzling from employer after owner's death

Jan. 08, 2022 11:07 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his employer following the company owner’s death, according to a prosecutor. Benjamin Padua Jr., 56, of Huntersville, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Thursday and...

Maine trucking company sold to Canadian firm

Jan. 08, 2022 08:12 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Bangor-based trucking company Hartt Transportation has been sold to a Canadian firm, ending 73 years of local ownership. Bison Transport President Rob Penner said the acquisition will transform the company into a top tier U.S. domestic fleet while strengthening...

Ex-Indiana mayor stays free for appeal of bribery conviction

Dec. 26, 2021 09:14 AM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana mayor is being allowed to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction on bribery and tax evasion charges. A federal judge ruled this past week that former Portage Mayor James Snyder had legitimate issues for appeal and could...

For GOP, national party line trumps bringing home the bacon

Dec. 23, 2021 10:23 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport's 81-year-old Centennial Bridge across the Mississippi River creaks under the weight of tens of thousands of cars and trucks every day. Rust shows through its chipped silver paint, exposing the steel that needs replacing. This city's aging landmark...

Nebraska trucking firm founder to pay nearly $487K in fines

Dec. 22, 2021 13:25 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The founder of a Nebraska trucking firm has agreed to pay a $486,900 fine to the federal government for purchasing large amounts of his company's stock as a director without properly reporting it. The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that Clarence...

People pressure governments worldwide to act on inflation

Dec. 18, 2021 06:01 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Óscar Baños and thousands of fellow truck drivers celebrated Saturday after a threat to idle their engines pushed the Spanish government to adopt measures improving work conditions and checking skyrocketing fuel costs driven by inflation. It's the latest...