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Texas bullet train group inks deal with Milan design firm

Jun. 15, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The developer of a long-planned and controversial high-speed rail line that would get passengers from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes announced Tuesday that it signed a $16 billion contract with an Italian company to lead the project's design. Webuild,...

GM, Wabtec to develop hydrogen powered locomotives

Jun. 15, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has signed a deal to develop railroad locomotives powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system. Under a nonbinding agreement with locomotive maker Wabtec Corp., GM batteries and hydrogen technology will be used in locomotives to help...

Costa Rica moves on massive public corruption investigation

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities executed dozens of searches and arrests Monday as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation centered on the awarding of road construction and maintenance contracts. Walter Espinoza, director of the Judicial...

Rhode Island extends gambling deal by another 20 years

Jun. 11, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee on Friday signed into law a new 20-year no-bid contract with International Game Technology and Bally's Corp. to run Rhode Island's gambling operations, the state's third largest source of revenue. The deal boosts revenue, keeps...

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...

G-7 nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

Jun. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

ST. IVES, England (AP) — The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. as President Joe Biden urged allies to...

Oklahoma prison inmates to begin receiving computer tablets

Jun. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inmates at an Oklahoma prison began receiving special computer tablets this week, as part of a Department of Corrections plan to provide secure tablets to everyone incarcerated in state prisons. The devices, specially designed by prisons...

Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor

Jun. 09, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. The new details revealed...

UK court rules government acted unlawfully in contract award

Jun. 09, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Wednesday that the U.K. government acted unlawfully in awarding a contract to a company run by friends of the former top adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In her ruling, Judge Finola O'Farrell found that a June 2020...

South Africa's health minister put on leave over contract

Jun. 08, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's health minister was placed on special leave Tuesday over a corruption scandal involving an irregular government contract where $11 million was paid to a company connected to two people who used to work for him. Zweli Mkhize has been...