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Contract awarded for part of Red River diversion project

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $67 million contract to a West Fargo-based company to raise a portion of Interstate 29 as part of the Red River diversion project. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven called the project a major milestone...

2 Alabama companies win multi-year military contracts

Apr. 07, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama companies have won three multi-year contracts totaling $888 million for advisory and assistance services at Air Force bases in Florida and Tennessee, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. Torch Technologies Inc., of Huntsville, beat...

Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army

Mar. 31, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. Microsoft and the Army separately announced the deal Wednesday. The technology is based on Microsoft's HoloLens headsets, which were...

Airman, others face conspiracy counts over Alaska contracts

Mar. 23, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A senior enlisted airman and the owners of a construction company were arrested Tuesday, accused of conspiracy, bribery and money laundering involving government contracts at two Alaska military bases. A 26-count federal indictment against Ryan...

'Our big prize': Vikes laud Tomlinson's size, skill, smarts

Mar. 18, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Dalvin Tomlinson was a high school recruit, this bulwark of a defensive tackle had the size and skill to attract a scholarship offer from Alabama. Two national championship teams later, the 6-foot-3, 320-pound Tomlinson was on his way to the NFL...

Illinois company settles fraud claim involving contracts

Mar. 04, 2021 09:40 AM EST

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois construction company has agreed to pay back $400,000 to settle a federal complaint accusing it of fraudulently accepting $8 million worth of contracts reserved for disadvantaged small businesses, federal prosecutors say. ...

Mississippi company gets $37M contract for Army ammunition

Feb. 26, 2021 04:18 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company has a $37 million contract for Army ammunition. Olin Winchester LLC of Oxford was the only bidder to respond to an internet solicitation from the U.S. Army Contracting Command’s Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois, the Pentagon...

Mississippi food service firm gets 4-year military contract

Feb. 21, 2021 10:23 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company has a four-year military contract worth up to $86 million for food distribution in Mississippi and Louisiana. The Merchants Foodservice of Jackson was the only bidder on a competitive contract with the Defense Logistics...

Malaysia ex-PM's wife ordered to make defense in graft trial

Feb. 17, 2021 22:13 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court Thursday ordered the wife of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter her defense in a corruption trial linked to a 1.25 billion ringgit ($310 million) solar energy project. The ruling against Rosmah Mansor was a blow just...

White House names generals targeted by Myanmar sanctions

Feb. 11, 2021 12:35 PM EST

The Biden administration announced Thursday that new sanctions against Myanmar will target the country's top military officials who ordered this month's coup in the Southeast Asian country. The sanctions name top military commander Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy Soe Win,...