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EU shows united front on Brexit, loss of confidence in May

Mar. 22, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders took back control of the Brexit process from British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying Friday they believe the risks were too great and that action was needed to protect the smooth running of the world's biggest trading bloc. May's mantra since the Brexit referendum...

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

Mar. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched...

German Wikipedia blacked out in protest of EU copyright plan

Mar. 21, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Wikipedia's German-language page has been blacked out in protest of a proposal to change European Union copyright rules. Visitors to the online encyclopedia's German section were greeted Thursday with a statement from Wikipedia authors urging them to contact EU lawmakers to try to stop the...

Workers stage 1-day strike at California campuses, hospitals

Mar. 20, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of a union representing research and technical workers walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike amid a lengthening stretch of unsuccessful contract negotiations. About 10,000 members of University Professional and...

Frontier attendants, airline reach tentative deal

Mar. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Frontier Airlines flight attendants celebrated a tentative contract with the Denver-based budget carrier Wednesday, calling off a demonstration by attendants from 20 airlines in town for a union convention. The deal, reached Tuesday night with oversight from the National Mediation Board, will...

Ford repackages investment, boosts new jobs from 850 to 900

Mar. 20, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900. Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at Ford's existing factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, south...

The Latest: Barnier: May must explain Brexit delay reasoning

Mar. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The European Union's Brexit negotiator says Prime Minister Theresa May must explain to EU leaders this week exactly why she wants an extension to the Brexit deadline beyond March 29. Michel Barnier said Tuesday...

AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

Mar. 19, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in...

Former VP of United Auto Workers charged in corruption probe

Mar. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former vice president at the United Auto Workers was charged Monday in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler executives to buy meals, golf and other perks with the automaker's money — the highest-ranking official snagged in an investigation that has exposed corruption between labor and...