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The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

May. 18, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. "I have...

Trump administration pulls $1B from California rail project

May. 16, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration cancelled nearly $1 billion Thursday in federal money for California's high-speed rail project, further throwing into question the future of the ambitious plan to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom immediately pledged to...

Mexico City closes schools, restricts traffic due to smoke

May. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials cancelled classes for millions of students Thursday for a second straight day as smoke from brush fires continued to choke the city of 9 million. Both lower schools and universities were closed for the pollution alert and Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said they would...

Volkswagen to invest 1bn euros in battery production plant

May. 14, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to set up a battery production plant in Germany. Chief executive Herbert Diess said Tuesday that the factory is part of the company's effort to electrify its vehicles. He said the plant will be built in the northern...

NYC mayor says he'll decide this week on presidential run

May. 13, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio staged a chaotic news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower on Monday in which he touted a city anti-pollution law, was heckled by President Donald Trump's supporters and said he will announce this week whether he's running for president. Speaking at a...

Cracks appear in German government over planned climate law

May. 13, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister on Monday backed a European proposal to virtually eliminate man-made greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, deepening divisions within the German government over how to tackle climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron and eight either EU countries...

California to ban pesticide it says hurts babies' brains

May. 8, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's most productive agricultural state moved Wednesday to ban a controversial pesticide widely used to control a range of insects but blamed for harming brain development in babies. The move cheered by environmentalists would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a...

The Latest: Pesticide maker disappointed by California ban

May. 8, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's move to ban a widely used pesticide blamed for harming child development (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The manufacturer of a pesticide that California plans to outlaw says the decision will hurt farmers trying to control pests. Gregg Schmidt, a spokesman for...

California moves to ban toxic pesticide deemed by scientists to be harmful to children

May. 8, 2019 12:31 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moves to ban toxic pesticide deemed by scientists to be harmful to children .