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Former SCANA Corp. Senior Vice President Stephen Byrne enters the Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse in Columbia, S.C. to enter a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud Thursday, July 23, 2020. Byrne agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a federal investigation into the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Michelle Liu)
July 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly three years after leading a failed project to build two nuclear reactors in South Carolina, an executive in charge of the construction pleaded guilty Thursday to taking more than $1 billion from the pockets of ratepayers and investors. Former SCANA Corp. Executive Vice...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Biden is releasing a video of his first in-person meeting with former President Obama since the coronavirus outbreak began, enlisting the former president to help slam his successor's response to the pandemic. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 23, 2020 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama stepped up their attacks on President Donald Trump and defended their time in the White House in a new video showing their first in-person meeting since the coronavirus outbreak began. The 15-minute...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2020 file photo, Committee Chairman Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the House Natural Resources Committee hearing. A bipartisan bill that would spend nearly $3 billion on conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands is on its way to the president’s desk after winning final legislative approval. Supporters say the measure, known as the Great American Outdoors Act, would be the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly 50 years. (Bonnie Cash/Pool via AP)
July 22, 2020 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would spend nearly $3 billion on conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands is on its way to the president's desk after winning final legislative approval. Supporters say the measure, known as the Great...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in front of a Russian National flag in Sevastopol, Crimea. An influential committee of British lawmakers plans to publish its findings Tuesday July 21, 2020, reporting on Russian interference in British politics, amid criticism the government delayed its release for more than six months to shield Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party from embarrassment. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
July 22, 2020 - 6:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is considering new legislation to crack down on the activity of hostile governments after a damning intelligence committee report on Russian meddling in the nation’s politics. The government is planning to introduce new legislation to give security services greater powers and...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. Tesla has posted three straight profitable quarters, opened a factory in China and rolled out the Model Y small SUV. Yet ahead of second-quarter results on Wednesday, July 21, analysts are beginning to question whether the run will last. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 21, 2020 - 6:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla's losses were mounting last summer, massive debt payments were looming, and both Wall Street and federal regulators had run out of patience with the erratic behavior of CEO Elon Musk. One year ago this week, shares plunged 14% after Tesla posted another quarterly loss, this one...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, during a semifinal at the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington. The tournament that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled. The Citi Open in Washington, scheduled to start with Aug. 13 qualifying, was called off Tuesday, July 21, 2020, because of what tournament manager Mark Ein said are “too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends.”(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 21, 2020 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hard-court tournament in the nation’s capital that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the pandemic was scrapped Tuesday — but the group in charge of the U.S. Open immediately said the tuneup’s cancellation “in no way impacts” its Grand...
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July 21, 2020 - 7:41 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish president's ruling party is submitting draft legislation to parliament that would enable the government to tighten its grip on social media, an official said Friday. The opposition fears the legislation will lead to greater censorship in the country. President...
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A worker wearing a protective gear sprays disinfectant as a precaution against a new coronavirus at a theater in Sejong Center in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. South Korea’s new virus cases have bounced back Tuesday, a day after it reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 21, 2020 - 3:51 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Tuesday reported 374 new cases of COVID-19, its second-highest daily tally. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews also announced three more deaths, bringing the national death toll 126. Andrews said a lockdown in Australia’s second-...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, the Eldorado Resort Casino stands in Reno, Nev. A Nevada company that started in 1973 in Reno has completed a $17.3 billion buyout of Caesars Entertainment Corp. and will take the iconic company's name going forward as the largest casino owner in the world. Eldorado Resorts said Monday, July 20, 2020, it now owns more than 55 casino properties in 16 U.S. states. (Colton Lochhead/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
July 20, 2020 - 5:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada company that started in 1973 with a single hotel-casino in Reno announced Monday it has completed a $17.3 billion buyout of Caesars Entertainment Corp. and will take the iconic company’s name going forward as the largest casino owner in the world. Eldorado Resorts Inc...
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July 19, 2020 - 8:52 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of states is following California’s lead in setting goals to jump-start a transition to electric-powered trucks, vans and buses in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality for communities choked by diesel fumes. The 15 states, plus Washington...
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