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GM CEO Barra joins talks; deal to end strike may be near

Oct. 15, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining room early Tuesday,...

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

Oct. 14, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend, and they've returned in the morning, talking...

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...

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...

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...

"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...

Record passenger traffic over the summer boosts Delta profit

Oct. 10, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines set records for passengers and revenue over the summer and benefitted from cheaper jet fuel, boosting its third-quarter profit 13% to $1.5 billion. However, Delta offered a cautious fourth-quarter forecast that fell short of Wall Street expectations, and the airline's shares...

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...