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New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

Oct. 17, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has quietly reached a new agreement to keep open a 2,400-bed detention facility used to detain immigrant mothers and children, in a lucrative arrangement for a private prison company and the tiny South Texas town where it's located. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Oct. 17, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. Tesla, based on Palo Alto, California, announced plans for the...

Smithfield meat plant worker accused of urinating at station

Oct. 16, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia meat-processing company says more than 50,000 pounds (23,000 kilograms) of product have been discarded after an employee was accused of urinating while working on a production line. In a statement Tuesday, Smithfield Foods Inc. spokeswoman Lisa Martin told news outlets...

US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

Oct. 16, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, rose 0.3 percent last month. It was the fourth straight increase. The Fed said that...

Appeals court: Bevin administration should release records

Oct. 12, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky appeals court has ruled that Gov. Matt Bevin's administration should hand over records identifying shareholders of a company planning to build a state-subsidized $1.5 billion aluminum rolling mill near Ashland. The Courier-Journal requested the records last June, but state...

Donnelly family business uses import practice he criticizes

Oct. 11, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the high-stakes battle for a pivotal Indiana Senate seat, Democrat Joe Donnelly has repeatedly attacked his opponent, multimillionaire auto-parts magnate Mike Braun, for importing the products he sells from China. It's a potent issue for the incumbent senator in a manufacturing...

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

Oct. 10, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her ministry,...

Refinery near national park avoids potential big roadblock

Oct. 10, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators decided Wednesday that they don't have authority to wade into a dispute over the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, eliminating a potential big roadblock for the $800 million project. The 3-0 vote by the Public...

The Latest: Trump: Lifting sanctions needs 'our approval'

Oct. 10, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local): 2:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says a South Korean proposal to lift some unilateral sanctions on the North will only take place with his say-so. Asked...

Car parts supplier expanding Kentucky plant, to add 250 jobs

Oct. 10, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A car parts manufacturer says an expansion at one of its plants in Kentucky will create roughly 250 jobs. The News-Enterprise reports that Metalsa announced the plans Tuesday morning for its plant in Elizabethtown. Metalsa is based in Mexico, is a supplier to automotive...