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Georgia election officials discuss breach, security measures

Sep. 28, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia State Election Board held a meeting Wednesday meant to reassure board members and the general public that the state's elections remain secure following the revelation of a breach of voting equipment in one county. The meeting included a presentation on...

JetBlue, Southwest spar over slots in antitrust trial

Sep. 28, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

Senior executives of JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines argued in court Wednesday over JetBlue's controversial partnership with American Airlines that the Biden administration is seeking the thwart. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes told a federal court in Boston the partnership will help...

Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting

Sep. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson of illegally targeting its ads at young men at...

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The two biggest U.S. railroad unions were working Wednesday ahead of key ratification votes to dispel rumors about the contract deals that averted a potentially devastating nationwide strike . The unions have been fighting rumors on social media that they would...

Europe ramps up energy security after suspected sabotage

Sep. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European companies are ramping up security around pipelines and energy prices are climbing again as the suspected sabotage of two pipelines that deliver natural gas from Russia underscored the vulnerability of Europe’s energy infrastructure and prompted the EU to warn of...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 28, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 26 The Washington Post on congressional stock-trading It is a long-running scandal that members of Congress are allowed to trade individual stocks. They have access to privileged...

Model fearing Myanmar military heads to asylum in Canada

Sep. 28, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A fashion model from Myanmar who feared being arrested by the country's military government if she was forced back home from exile has flown to Canada, which she says has granted her asylum. Thaw Nandar Aung, also known as Han Lay, left on a flight from Bangkok’s...

US seeks united front in Asia despite Korea, Japan tensions

Sep. 28, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Standing on the deck of an American destroyer at a naval base here on Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris directly challenged China by accusing it of “disturbing behavior” and “provocations” around Taiwan. Harris said the United States would in...

Temporary WVa bridge installation starts next week

Sep. 28, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

PARSONS, W.Va. (AP) — Installation of a temporary replacement for a West Virginia bridge that was closed for safety reasons is expected to start next week, the state Department of Transportation said. The Laneville Bridge provides access to the community of Laneville in Parsons...

Ex-finance director at WVa airport sentenced for theft

Sep. 28, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio woman who was finance director for a West Virginia airport has been sentenced to five months in prison for stealing nearly $49,500 in federal funds from the facility. Melissa Sue Hall, 46, of South Point, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court...