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Tunisia polls suggest conservative professor wins election

Oct. 13, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia's presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday's runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Kais Saied's supporters exploded with joy,...

Union boosts strike pay for GM workers as talks continue

Oct. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Auto Workers said Saturday it's increasing strike pay for workers picketing at General Motors as the walkout by more than 49,000 employees nears the four-week mark. The union said Saturday that weekly pay will rise to $275 from $250 for members on strike, effective Sunday. It moves...

Mack Truck workers in 3 states to strike

Oct. 12, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — The union representing thousands of workers at Mack Truck plants in Pennsylvania and elsewhere has announced plans to go on strike this weekend. The United Automobile Workers Union Local 677 said on its website that the Mack Truck council voted Thursday night to begin a walkout at...

Report: New Mexico construction job boom driven by oil, gas

Oct. 12, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A surge in construction jobs continues in New Mexico thanks in large part to the oil and gas boom in the southeastern corner of the state. A new report by the Associated General Contractors of America found that New Mexico added 4,300 construction jobs in a one-year period starting 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...

Former Tyson attorney sues in Iowa for wrongful termination

Oct. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former workers' compensation attorney for a Tyson Foods meatpacking division sued the company for wrongful termination, accusing company officials of making anti-gay slurs, filing false information in workers' compensation cases, and sex and age discrimination. Todd Beresford...

Amazon to open 500-job fulfillment center near Chicago

Oct. 11, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

CHANNAHON, Ill. (AP) — Amazon has announced plans to open a fulfillment center in northern Illinois, creating more than 500 new, full-time jobs starting at $15 an hour with comprehensive benefits. The online retailer said Friday the more than 1 million-square-foot (90,000-square-meter) fulfillment center...

"No one showed up!" Hong Kong's protests face acid test

Oct. 11, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Ronald sacrificed his lunchtime to join the protest in a Hong Kong park. He quivered at the prospect of communing with hundreds of like-minded office workers stirred by the organizers' rallying cry, "Revolution is a duty!" He was on time. He was wearing a new black face mask. He was fired...

Murray State initiative aims to help grow region's business

Oct. 11, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A new initiative at Murray State University's business school is focusing on boosting entrepreneurship and business in the region. The new Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development will be located inside the university's Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. A statement...

Possible compromise on restaurant workers gets mixed reviews

Oct. 10, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A possible legislative compromise that attempts to address concerns raised by restaurant owners facing class action lawsuits over state wage and hour rules received mixed reviews Thursday. While members of the Connecticut Restaurant Association told state lawmakers Thursday they...