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UAW-GM strike proving costly to more than workers, automaker

Oct. 11, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Zack Bazzi is not seeing workers from a nearby General Motors plant swing through the gas station where he works on Detroit's east side since they went on strike nearly a month ago. Business is "slow," Bazzi said from behind the counter of the empty Marathon station within a short walk of...

EU lawmakers reject France's nominee, deliver blow to Macron

Oct. 10, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitions, his nominee for the next European Commission was rejected Thursday by EU lawmakers assessing whether she was fit for the job. Sylvie Goulard, a close ally of Macron, had been nominated to be part of incoming European Commission...

Russia lists Navalny's anti-fraud group as a foreign agent

Oct. 9, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials on Wednesday designated a nonprofit anti-corruption group set up by opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a foreign agent, a move seen as the latest attempt to squeeze the opposition. The Foundation for Fighting Corruption, which focuses on major investigative reports in...

Palestinians agree to accept funds transferred by Israel

Oct. 4, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority has agreed to accept hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues collected by Israel months after declining them in protest, Palestinian officials said Friday. The PA had refused to accept the funds because Israel was withholding an amount equal to...

French billionaire gives $109 million to rebuild Notre Dame

Oct. 1, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French billionaire Francois Pinault and son Francois-Henri Pinault have officially signed documents setting aside 100 million euros ($109 million) toward rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral, following months of delay that left officials largely reliant on small charity donations to fund the first...

Sanders calls for 'income inequality' taxes on top firms

Sep. 30, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced Monday an "income inequality" plan calling for steep tax increases on companies that pay CEOs far more than their workers' median salaries. The Vermont senator's proposal would raise taxes 0.5 percentage points on companies paying...

Member of secretive church gets probation in benefits scheme

Sep. 27, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A member of a secretive North Carolina church received 10 months of home confinement for taking part in an unemployment fraud scheme benefiting businesses with ties to the congregation. Diane McKinny, 66, of Rutherfordton, was sentenced by a federal judge in Asheville on Thursday,...

Haiti president calls for unity as protesters reject appeal

Sep. 25, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on Wednesday urged a pause in unrest that has paralyzed the Caribbean nation, but offered no solution to the demands of protesters furious over corruption, a gasoline shortage and growing economic hardship. Moïse, who has largely...

Judge OKs Duke University paying $54M in hiring lawsuit

Sep. 24, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge is closing a lawsuit that Duke University is settling over claims that it and nearby University of North Carolina conspired to hold down salaries of thousands of medical workers by not hiring staff away from each other. U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles on Tuesday...

Minister tells AP Afghan police are hardest hit by attacks

Sep. 23, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan are one of the country's most-criticized security forces, denigrated as corrupt and inept. Yet Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi says police are also the hardest hit, taking 70% of all casualties among government forces, dozens of whom die each day in...