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GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) - Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, which…

icon Posted: 16 October 2019 [02:01 PM]

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Tuesday 10/15/2019
Mass shooting in San Juan leaves six dead
icon Posted: 15 October 2019 [09:01 PM]

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico’s governor called an emergency meeting Tuesday after six people were killed in a mass shooting in a San Juan housing project and gunfire left two people dead a day earlier in the…

Russia expands role in Turkey-Syria crisis
icon Posted: 15 October 2019 [08:59 PM]

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) - Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO…

Cuomo slammed for using N-word in historical discussion
icon Posted: 15 October 2019 [08:57 PM]

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was criticized Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants. The Democrat used the slur in an interview on WAMC radio while…

Huffman begins 2-week prison term
icon Posted: 15 October 2019 [08:55 PM]

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) - “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman reported Tuesday to a U.S. prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal, a representative said. A brief statement Tuesday from Huffman’s publicist, the TASC Group,…

House Dems ponder formal impeachment vote
icon Posted: 15 October 2019 [08:51 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are gauging support for a vote to formally authorize the impeachment inquiry as another official testified Tuesday in the deepening probe of President Donald Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate Joe Biden. Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

Monday 10/14/2019
U.S. troops scramble for the exits in Syria
icon Posted: 14 October 2019 [08:42 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria -- an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of…

U.S.-China truce leaves big issues for later
icon Posted: 14 October 2019 [08:39 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump heralded a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and markets rallied in relief over a de-escalation in tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. But closer inspection suggests there isn’t much substance, at least not…

Sunday 10/13/2019
Syria's Kurds turn to Assad for protection
icon Posted: 13 October 2019 [07:51 PM]

KCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Syria’s Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed Sunday to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion - a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border…

Polish ruling party declares victory
icon Posted: 13 October 2019 [07:50 PM]

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland’s conservative ruling party Law and Justice won the most votes in a general election held Sunday in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in…

Hunter Biden to leave Chinese firm's board
icon Posted: 13 October 2019 [07:48 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden announced on Sunday that he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of…

Friday 10/11/2019
Former envoy defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her
icon Posted: 11 October 2019 [04:31 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump's ban, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators Friday that Trump himself had pressured the State Department to oust her from her post and get her…

Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares 'Congressman 1'
icon Posted: 11 October 2019 [04:30 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a U.S. congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker. An indictment unsealed Thursday identified…

Authorities order 100,000 evacuated in California wildfire
icon Posted: 11 October 2019 [04:28 PM]

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire raged out of control along the northern edge of Los Angeles early Friday, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battled flames from the air and on the ground. Police…

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns
icon Posted: 11 October 2019 [04:27 PM]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice…

GM strike hits broader economy, skewing recession-forecast data
icon Posted: 11 October 2019 [02:04 PM]

Bloomberg The largest U.S. labor strike in a decade is starting to ripple through the economy, with the potential to weaken data on manufacturing and jobs that economists are scrutinizing for signs of a recession. Now in its fourth week,…

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia
icon Posted: 11 October 2019 [01:11 PM]

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of…

Thursday 10/10/2019
'If it saves lives': Power is cut to parts of California
icon Posted: 10 October 2019 [02:36 PM]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gusts topping freeway speed raked the San Francisco Bay Area early Thursday after California's biggest utility shut off electricity to nearly 2 million people for fear high winds in the forecast could bring down power lines…

You're gonna need a bigger boat? UMaine has printer for that
icon Posted: 10 October 2019 [02:26 PM]

The world's largest 3D printer has created the world's largest 3D-printed boat. And the University of Maine demonstrated Thursday that it's seaworthy. The university unveiled the 25-foot, 5,000-pound boat that was printed at the university's Advanced Structures & Composite Center.…

ICE criticizes ruling restricting use of immigrant databases
icon Posted: 10 October 2019 [02:02 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that have at times led to the wrongful detention of American citizens. Speaking Thursday…

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting
icon Posted: 10 October 2019 [02:01 PM]

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a border town…

Nobel literature pick heartens liberal Poles in populist era
icon Posted: 10 October 2019 [01:54 PM]

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Swedish Academy's decision to bestow the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature on Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has given a rare morale boost to liberal Poles only three days before a national election that is likely…

Wednesday 10/09/2019
Woman accuses Matt Lauer of rape; former anchor denies claim
icon Posted: 09 October 2019 [02:47 PM]

AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) - A woman who worked at NBC News claimed that former anchor Matt Lauer raped her at a hotel while on assignment for the Sochi Olympics, an encounter the former "Today" show host claimed…

Overhaul is proposed for decades-old Medicare fraud rules
icon Posted: 09 October 2019 [02:45 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter…

Turkey begins offensive aimed at Kurdish fighters in Syria
icon Posted: 09 October 2019 [02:44 PM]

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been…

German synagogue is attacked on holy day; 2 dead nearby
icon Posted: 09 October 2019 [02:43 PM]

HALLE, Germany (AP) - A heavily armed assailant tried to force his way into a synagogue Wednesday in eastern Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, and two people were killed as he fired shots outside the building and into…

Power outages begin in California amid hot, windy weather
icon Posted: 09 October 2019 [02:42 PM]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's biggest utility shut off electricity to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end, in the most sweeping effort in state history to prevent wildfires caused by windblown power lines.…

For 1st time, Joe Biden calls for Trump to be impeached
icon Posted: 09 October 2019 [02:40 PM]

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection. Biden made the remarks as part…

Tuesday 10/08/2019
White House vows total halt to impeachment probe cooperation
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [08:28 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House declared Tuesday it will halt any and all cooperation with what it termed the "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. Trump attorneys sent a…

Trump shifts tone on Turkey in effort to halt Syria invasion
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [08:27 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a span of 24 hours, President Donald Trump moved from threatening to obliterate Turkey's economy if it invades Syria to inviting its president to visit the White House. But Trump did not back away Tuesday from…

Divided Supreme Court weighs LGBT people's rights
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [08:26 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of "massive social upheaval" that…

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [08:24 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone? A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists split this year's Nobel Prize in…

U.K. reveals no-deal plan as EU talks go sour
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [03:06 PM]

Bloomberg The U.K. stepped up preparations for a no-deal Brexit in three weeks’ time as negotiations with the European Union headed toward a breakdown. In a call Tuesday morning, Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel a divorce agreement is…

Hong Kong's undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests
icon Posted: 08 October 2019 [03:02 PM]

HONG KONG (AP) - As riot police fought anti-government demonstrators on the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, two photos popped into the encrypted inbox of a group of volunteer medics who call themselves the "Hidden Clinic." The images…

Monday 10/07/2019
Ethiopian Airlines whistleblower seeks asylum in U.S.
icon Posted: 07 October 2019 [08:04 PM]

SEATTLE (AP) - Ethiopian Airlines’ former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he…

Sunday 10/06/2019
new-attack-submarine-christened-in-groton New attack submarine christened in Groton
icon Posted: 06 October 2019 [08:32 PM]

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon, was christened in Connecticut on Saturday. Politicians, shipyard…

Friday 10/04/2019
Romney, Sasse break from GOP on Trump's China remarks
icon Posted: 04 October 2019 [06:52 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump's public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a handful voiced concern that the president was trying to enlist a rival…

US hiring slows but unemployment rate hits fresh 50-year low
icon Posted: 04 October 2019 [02:35 PM]

AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy added a modest 136,000 jobs in September, a gain that managed to lower the unemployment rate to a new five-decade low of 3.5% but also suggested rising caution among employers. The…

Looters arrested and ambulances hit in Ecuador fuel protests
icon Posted: 04 October 2019 [02:10 PM]

Bloomberg Key highways are paralyzed across Ecuador after a night of clashes triggered by fuel price hikes, as a state of emergency enters its second day. Hundreds have been arrested amid outbreaks of looting, while Ecuador’s Red Cross said that…

Violence escalates in Iraq even after top cleric urges calm
icon Posted: 04 October 2019 [02:03 PM]

BAGHDAD (AP) - Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators Friday in central Baghdad, killing at least 10 protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq's top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of violence…