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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal

Dec. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown....

Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant

Dec. 13, 2019 6:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant renegotiates with the state, letters Evers' administration released Friday show. The letters underscore a...

General Motors to invest $1.5 billion in Missouri plant

Dec. 13, 2019 1:49 PM EST

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — General Motors will invest $1.5 billion to make what it calls the “next generation” of mid-sized pickup trucks at its plant near St. Louis, the company’s president said Friday. GM will use the money to upgrade its Wentzville Assembly and Stamping Plant in...

Historic Detroit power plant demolished to aid Jeep factory

Dec. 13, 2019 1:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit power plant that was more than 100 years old was demolished Friday to accommodate a Jeep factory. Explosives were used to bring down the Conners Creek plant near the Detroit River on the city's east side. The plant, which belonged to DTE Energy, started in 1915 as a coal-fired...

AP FACT CHECK: Bloomberg says he's killing coal. He's not

Dec. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg broadly, repeatedly — and wrongly — took a huge amount of credit Friday for driving the U.S. coal industry to its knees. The U.S. coal industry’s plunge is largely due to market forces, above all drops in prices of...

Bloomberg plan to reduce carbon emissions by 50% in 10 years

Dec. 13, 2019 10:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a broad plan to eliminate all coal power plants and slow the expansion of the natural gas sector as part of a policy to fight climate change that he says would cut carbon emissions across the U.S. economy by 50% over the...

Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated

Dec. 13, 2019 10:05 AM EST
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated.

GM president in Wentzville Friday for 'major announcement'

Dec. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The president of General Motors is expected to be in Missouri Friday for what officials are calling a “major announcement” at the company’s plant in Wentzville that makes trucks and vans. Gov. Mike Parson, Sen. Roy Blunt and other government officials are scheduled to...

Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills 13, injures 21

Dec. 12, 2019 7:46 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire at a plastics factory near Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 13 people and injured 21 others, police said Thursday. The fire occurred Wednesday at the Prime Plastic Industries factory in Keraniganj, said Mohammaed Bacchu Mia, a police official stationed at Dhaka...

Charges dropped, brothers in hemp-pot mixup look to sue NYC

Dec. 11, 2019 10:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green. A day after prosecutors dropped criminal charges in a case spotlighting confusion over hemp, marijuana and conflicting laws, the Brooklyn brothers caught in the chaos took the first step toward suing the city...