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Stories with person: Bill Nelson
  • Senate moves forward on 6-year highway, transit bill 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Wednesday to take up a sweeping transportation bill a little over a week before states will face a cutoff of highway and transit aid in the middle of the summer construction season.

  • Lawmakers back company responsible for decade-old Gulf leak 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 4:40 am

    WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.

  • Second company probed for air bag inflator malfunctions story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 3:18 pm

    DETROIT - The problem of exploding air bags could be widening beyond Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp.