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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump. The fact that periods of extreme cold happen in a warming climate is well known by his government but Trump's crack Sunday — "Wouldn't be bad to have a little of that good old...

Missouri, No. 15 South Carolina not focusing on past issues

Jan. 20, 2019 8:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri coach Robin Pingeton and South Carolina coach Dawn Staley want the focus of Monday night's matchup solely on the basketball court. That seems impossible given the fiery, racially charged aftermath the last time the women's basketball programs met. "I don't foresee anything...

Survey: Workers trust their employer over other institutions

Jan. 20, 2019 8:38 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — With trust in governments taking a hit since the global financial crisis, people around the world view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, according to a survey published Monday. In a survey of trust in institutions that public relations firm Edelman...

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

Jan. 20, 2019 11:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its effectiveness is still up for debate. There's no universal standard for the best class size, though some...

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

Jan. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans. As demand for auditing services sank, the 25-year-old accountant in the eastern city of Hangzhou was laid off in December. Yu tightened his belt: No...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, drugs, Russia, vets

Jan. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump's Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump's declaration of...

Dozens of anti-govt protests in Hungary decry labor changes

Jan. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of anti-government protests have taken place in Hungary to protest labor law changes that sharply increased the overtime hours that employers can request from workers. Saturday's rallies drew mostly hundreds of people to each event. The labor law changes were approved in...

Los Angeles teachers' strike shows Garcetti risks in '20 bid

Jan. 19, 2019 8:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign. The...

Talks over Los Angeles teachers strike to resume Saturday

Jan. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district are set to continue renewed negotiations Saturday following a fifth day of passionate protests in Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted that talks ended without a deal between a teachers' union and the Los Angeles...

The Latest: No deal yet in Los Angeles teachers strike

Jan. 19, 2019 12:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a second day of renewed negotiations between striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district ended without a deal. Garcetti tweeted late Friday that the...