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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus leader seeks to punish striking workers, students

Oct. 27, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged authorities Tuesday to take action against plant workers and students who participate in a strike called by the opposition as the authoritarian leader made another attempt to halt protests of his reelection. University students left classes...

Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) poses for a portrait prior to an interview with Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

UN watchdog: Iran building at underground nuclear facility

Oct. 27, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Inspectors from the U.N.'s atomic watchdog have confirmed Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what Tehran called a sabotage attack over the summer, the agency's head told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Iran also continues to...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Maurine Carter works on the wiring of a stove in LaFayette, Ga. Orders to American factories for big-ticket goods rebounded last month from a disastrous April as the U.S. economy began to slowly reopen. The Commerce Department said that orders for manufactured goods meant to last at least three years shot up 15.8% in May after plunging 18.1% in April.(Erin O. Smith/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)

September factory orders up 1.9%, economists see risks ahead

Oct. 27, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a stronger-than-expected 1.9% in September with a key category that tracks business investment showing a solid gain as well. The uptick in orders followed a smaller 0.4% increase in August and was the best gain since an 11.8%...

Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant

Oct. 27, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Baltic nation of Lithuania sent a protest note Tuesday to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to their border that is scheduled to start operating in early November. The Astravyets nuclear power plant, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Vilnius, Lithuania’s...

Northam announces plans for 200 new jobs at furniture plant

Oct. 26, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A furniture manufacture is planning to renovate a recently closed plant in Virginia and create nearly 200 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that North Carolina-based Ison Furniture plans to spend $3.5 million to renovate the shuttered A.C. Furniture Company in Pittsylvania...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

Oct. 26, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

Union: Furloughed workers at Remington plant terminated

Oct. 26, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ILION, N.Y. (AP) — Almost 600 furloughed employees at the Remington Arms plant in upstate New York were told they would be terminated effective Monday, according to the workers' union. The Remington Outdoor Company entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy this summer and the plant in the village of Ilion is not...

Steel producer starts construction on Kentucky plant

Oct. 26, 2020 3:58 AM EDT

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — Steel producer Nucor Corp. has broken ground as construction begins on its new $1.7 billion manufacturing mill in Kentucky. The plant in Meade County is expected to create 400 full-time jobs when steel plate production begins in 2022, with average annual compensation of $72,000. ...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

Oct. 26, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming natural gas industry. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trump intensifies fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania

Oct. 25, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming...