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Port of Houston target of suspected nation-state hack

Sep. 23, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A major U.S. port was the target last month of suspected nation-state hackers, according to officials. The Port of Houston, a critical piece of infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, issued a statement Thursday saying it had successfully defended...

Peru says body of Shining Path leader to be cremated

Sep. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian prosecutor’s office on Thursday ordered the cremation of the body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency who died Sept. 11 in a military jail. Authorities will collect Guzmán’s remains, which remain in a...

Turnpike's $104M in unpaid tolls draws senators' scrutiny

Sep. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania senators grilled turnpike executives over their efforts to collect unpaid tolls that amounted to $104 million last year during a hearing Wednesday prompted by an Associated Press report last week regarding some 11 million rides that generated no revenue...

Albuquerque OKs no-fares pilot program for city buses

Sep. 21, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's public transit system won't charge fares for riding buses during a 12-month experiment starting Jan. 1. The City Council voted Monday night to approve the pilot program after previously deferring the vote several times. ...

Police: 4 hurt after bus crash sets of chain of collisions

Sep. 20, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Four people were taken to a hospital after a Metrobus hit an SUV, setting off a chain reaction of crashes in Maryland on Sunday afternoon, police said Montgomery County police said the crash happened when the bus driver lost control on Rockville...

Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Sep. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were going to grow...

Railroad execs hope CP-KCS merger could be done by late 2022

Sep. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Canadian Pacific hopes to complete its $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern railroad before the end of next year. Shareholders of both companies are likely to vote on the deal sometime in December, and then Mexican and American...

Lawmakers, Whitmer announce deal to finalize state budget

Sep. 15, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Top lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration announced a deal Wednesday to finalize the next state budget. They had waited to work out spending plans for state departments and funding for universities, community colleges and local...

Canadian Pacific's acquisition of KCS railroad back on track

Sep. 15, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After initially getting derailed this spring, Canadian Pacific's $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern is back on track after Canadian National dropped out of the bidding war Wednesday. The deal could still face tough scrutiny from...

Free rides take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike finances

Sep. 14, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don't use E-ZPass having a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the...