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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...

Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants in 3 states

Oct. 13, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing in the morning at the Mack Truck cab and vehicle assembly plant in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shoddy info on Syria, impeachment

Oct. 12, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread shoddy information about Syria, the economy and matters at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against him in a week of caustic rhetoric. Some examples: TRUMP, on Hunter Biden, whose father is former Vice President Joe Biden, a Trump political rival: "Guy...

The Latest: Fire witness reports sparks near electric lines

Oct. 11, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Los Angeles arson investigators say a witness reported seeing sparks or flames coming from a power line near where a wildfire is believed to have started. Peter Sanders, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, says...

Cleanup requirements hold up sale of Blackjewel coal mines

Oct. 10, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Cleanup requirements are holding up the sale of a bankrupt coal company's mines in Wyoming and Appalachia. West Virginia-based Blackjewel proposes to sell mines including the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr operations in Wyoming to an affiliate of Alabama-based FM Coal with help from...

Japan utility head quits over gifts from town official

Oct. 9, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a Japanese utility resigned Wednesday over a scandal involving 20 of its executives who received cash and gifts totaling $3 million from a former official in a town where it operates a nuclear power plant. Kansai Electric Power Co. Chairman Makoto Yagi said he was taking...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misfires on economy, Syria, impeachment

Oct. 9, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting facts as he blasts his investigators and seeks to highlight the administration's efforts to fulfill campaign pledges on the economy and war in the Middle East . In tweets and public remarks, the president minimized...

GM talks hit snag as union seeks products for UAW factories

Oct. 8, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers union hit a snag Tuesday over what the union says is a lack of commitment by GM to build new vehicles in U.S. factories. In a letter to members, union Vice President Terry Dittes wrote that the union has told GM that it doesn't see a...

Contract talks continue as GM strike enters fourth week

Oct. 7, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks aimed at ending a 22-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors continued Monday after United Auto Workers union bargainers rejected a company offer on Sunday. In a letter to members, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes cast doubt on whether there will be a quick...

The Latest: Mich. Governor concerned about strike impact

Oct. 7, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the strike by General Motors workers (all times local): 2 p.m. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she's concerned about the growing impact of the United Auto Workers union's strike against General Motors. Whitmer visited workers on the picket lines at a GM plant near the state...