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Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

Oct. 14, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend, and they've returned in the morning, talking...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...

Thousands join protest called by Haiti's art community

Oct. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of Haitians joined a protest in the capital Sunday called by the art community to demand President Jovenel Moïse resign, increasing pressure on the embattled leader after nearly a month of marches that have shuttered schools and businesses. Members of one art...

Bill would require lab testing of CBD items sold in Illinois

Oct. 13, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A proposed bill would require all CBD products sold in Illinois to meet testing requirements that would be developed by the state Department of Agriculture. CBD is a cannabis extract that does not cause a high but is marketed as a healing remedy to alleviate conditions such as anxiety or...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In 1792, the cornerstone of the...

Heinz turns 150: From regional phenomenon to global concern

Oct. 12, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A young Henry Heinz got his business start in Sharpsburg, hawking horseradish to local grocers before the Civil War. By the time the United States entered World War I, he was leading a Pittsburgh-based, multimillion-dollar international company. The empire Henry John Heinz built marks its...

From Hokie football to hemp

Oct. 12, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When Jabari Byrd first learned that industrial hemp could be grown legally in Virginia, he said he became something akin to a prophet crying out in the wilderness. "I was advocating for hemp all the time, just always talking to folks about hemp," he said. "But nobody wanted to hear...

Thousands of protesters in Haiti loot stores, battle police

Oct. 11, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters clashed with police as they looted stores and tried to break through a barricade leading toward the residence of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Friday in one of the biggest demonstrations in weeks to demand his resignation. The violence came a day...

Oregon approves six-month ban on flavored vape products

Oct. 11, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators enacted a six-month ban Friday on the sale of flavored nicotine and cannabis vape products in stores and online statewide amid an outbreak of illnesses that has sickened nearly 1,300 people nationwide and killed 26, including two people in Oregon. The Oregon Liquor...

China complains about US visa restrictions

Oct. 10, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has accused the U.S. of harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the delay, denial or revocation of visas. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the actions have been taken "for some time." "This has thwarted normal...