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Gov. Asa Hutchinson removes his mask before a briefing at the state capitol Monday‚ July 2020 in Little Rock. As more states are enacting requirements for people to wear masks to curb a surge of coronavirus cases, they're facing resistance from the police expected to enforce those orders. Several law enforcement agencies in Arkansas have said they won't enforce Hutchinson's mask mandate that took effect this week. (Staci Vandagriff/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

Arkansas governor: No decision yet on unemployment extension

Aug. 10, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said he needs more guidance before he'll decide whether the state will help pay for extending unemployment benefits under an executive order President Donald Trump signed last week. Hutchinson said it will cost about $265 million for the state...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA logo is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is denying allegations by General Motors that FCA used foreign bank accounts to bribe union officials so they would stick GM with higher labor costs. In court papers filed Monday,  Aug. 10, 2020 the Italian-American automaker said GM was using court records to make “defamatory and baseless

Fiat Chrysler calls GM's bribery allegations 'preposterous'

Aug. 10, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read like a script from a “third-rate spy movie,” FCA lawyers wrote in court documents filed Monday. GM, in a motion last week, alleged that Fiat Chrysler...

Florida reports 187 new coronavirus deaths, 8,500 new cases

Aug. 8, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's coronavirus numbers remain high as in-person early voting begins ahead of the state's primary and some school districts prepare to reopen on Monday. Florida reported 187 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 8,238. That pushes the average...

FILE - Striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bath, Maine.  The union representing striking production workers says a tentative agreement was reached with Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works to end a strike that stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic. The agreement announced on Saturday, Aug. 8,  will be put forth to the 4,300 members of Machinists Local S6 for approval. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

Aug. 8, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched on for more than a month during a pandemic, officials announced Saturday. The proposal, which was unanimously endorsed by the union's negotiating team, will be put...

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, Machinists union reach tentative agreement that would end weekslong strike in Maine

Aug. 8, 2020 12:25 PM EDT
BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, Machinists union reach tentative agreement that would end weekslong strike in Maine.

Oahu students to start school year with distance learning

Aug. 7, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Amid an alarming spike of coronavirus cases in Hawaii, public school students on Oahu will begin the academic year with distance learning only, officials announced Friday. Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that most students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from...

Kentucky teacher union calls for delay of school reopenings

Aug. 7, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's teacher union is calling on school officials to delay the beginning of in-class instruction until the state's COVID-19 positivity rate drops. The Kentucky Education Association released a statement Friday calling on schools to start the year with virtual learning from home....

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, students at Stuyvesant High School leave after classes in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state's success in battling the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

Aug. 7, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic. The Democratic governor's decision clears the way for...

Sununu vetoes four more bills, including 'red-flag' measure

Aug. 7, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed four more bills Friday, including one that would have allowed guns to be taken from people who present a danger to themselves or others. The batch of rejected bills also included one that would have required insurance plans that cover maternity benefits to also...

Thousands of British Airways employees face job losses

Aug. 7, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some 4,000 British Airways workers are learning Friday whether they will be fired as the airline slashes jobs amid the drop in demand and travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The trade union Unite accused the airline of forcing workers out due to “naked company...