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President Donald Trump holds a face mask in his left hand as speaks during a tour of Ford's Rawsonville Components Plant that has been converted to making personal protection and medical equipment, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pandemic politics: Maskless Trump tours Michigan Ford plant

May. 21, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump's trip to Michigan on Thursday as he highlighted lifesaving medical devices, with the president and officials from the electoral battleground state clashing over federal aid, mail-in ballots and face masks. Trump visited...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

This Dec. 30, 2019 image from security camera video shows Michael L. Taylor, center, and George-Antoine Zayek at passport control at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. Taylor, a former Green Beret and his son, Peter Taylor, 27, were arrested Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Massachusetts on charges they smuggled Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box in December 2019, while he awaited trial there on financial misconduct charges. (DHA via AP)

Ex-Green Beret nabbed in exec's escape has lived on the edge

May. 21, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

Decades before a security camera caught Michael Taylor coming off a jet that was carrying one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives, the former Green Beret had a hard-earned reputation for taking on dicey assignments. Over the years, Taylor had been hired by parents to rescue abducted children. He went...

Emily Black, left, and Adam Weinstein have lunch on the outdoor patio of Mexicue restaurant, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. Restaurants can begin offering service in outdoor dining areas Wednesday as part of the first phase of Connecticut's statewide reopening, including in hard-hit Fairfield County on the New York state line. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Back to business, but not business as usual as nations open

May. 20, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This is what “normal” will look like for the foreseeable future. In Connecticut, restaurants are reopening with outdoor-only dining and tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart. In Beverly Hills, California, the rich and glamorous are doing their shopping from the curb along Rodeo...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon. U.S. authorities have arrested two men accused of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while awaiting trial on charges of financial misconduct. Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor were arrested Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service on Wednesday morning in Harvard, Massachusetts.  (Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP, File)

2 accused of smuggling ex-Nissan boss out of Japan in a box

May. 20, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Green Beret and his son were arrested Wednesday in Massachusetts on charges they smuggled Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box while he awaited trial there on financial misconduct charges. Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private...

Francisco Hernandez puts concrete on a brick to be added to the outside of a new home, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ford temporarily halts work at 2 plants; Rolls cuts jobs

May. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN: Ford temporarily halted production at two...

A Tesla Model 3 drives in front of the Golden Driller as it gets a Tesla facelift in Tulsa Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Tulsa's iconic Golden Driller statue is joining the effort to help lure automaker Tesla to build its new U.S. assembly plant here. The 75-foot tall statue in the heart of the city is getting a makeover that includes a bright-red Tesla logo on its chest and a mask to make the oil field worker look more like Tesla CEO Elon Musk. City officials plan to unveil the new look at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Tulsa's Golden Driller statue gets Tesla-style makeover

May. 20, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's iconic Golden Driller statue is joining the effort to lure automaker Tesla to build its new U.S. assembly plant in Oklahoma's second-largest city. The 75-foot tall, golden statue in the heart of the city is getting a makeover that includes a bright-red Tesla logo on its chest,...

FILE - In this Friday, April 13, 2018, file photo, Herbert Diess, right, CEO of the Volkswagen, and Hans Dieter Poetsch, left, chairman of the board of directors of Volkswagen address the media during a press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen said charges of securities-law violations against its CEO and board chairman are to be dropped in return for a 9 million-euro ($10 million) payment, removing a potential distraction for the company's management team as it copes with the virus crisis and oversees the rollout of a new generation of electric cars. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Securities case ended against Volkswagen CEO, board chairman

May. 20, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said charges of securities-law violations against its CEO and board chairman are to be dropped in return for a 9 million-euro ($10 million) payment, removing a potential distraction for the company's management team as it copes with the virus crisis and oversees the...

This photo provided by Honda North America shows the Honda CR-V, a compact SUV that has received a number of noteworthy updates for 2020, including more standard driver aids. (Courtesy of Honda North America via AP)

Edmunds: Best updated cars for 2020

May. 20, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

In every new vehicle’s lifespan between full redesigns, there is usually a refresh or what’s called a “midcycle update.” A refresh varies from minor design tweaks to new engines and improved in-car tech. It's a way to keep a vehicle looking and feeling fresh after a few years on the...

A healthcare worker walks past people waiting to be tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. Confirmed COVID-19 patients in Bay Area hospitals has dropped by more than half since the peak of 471 reported on April 7. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data

May. 19, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making...