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Kamala Harris promises teachers a raise if elected president

Mar. 26, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first major policy proposal of her presidential campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris of California is focused on boosting the salaries of teachers. Harris' campaign says her plan is an unprecedented investment in teacher pay and toward programs dedicated to teacher recruitment, training...

Poland aims to meet EU budget rules despite higher spending

Mar. 25, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's finance minister said Monday she is aiming to keep the country's budget deficit within European Union rules even after a series of pre-election spending pledges to help families, young people and pensioners. Teresa Czerwinska said she is hopeful that Poland's budget deficit...

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

Mar. 23, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren't why the money is suddenly available. Texas hasn't even had a teacher strike. But as in...

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Mar. 22, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to discuss the issue again at their next gathering in...

The Latest: EU gives UK leader May 2 Brexit deadlines

Mar. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the...

EU takes charge, forces Brexit deadlines on UK's May

Mar. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal, this time to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the EU,...

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

Mar. 22, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion...

Union: Pellets hit teachers during active-shooter training

Mar. 22, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest teachers union says teachers at an elementary school were shot with plastic pellets during active-shooter training. Members of the Indiana State Teachers Association told the state Senate's education committee Wednesday the teachers were left with welts, bruises and...

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

Mar. 22, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders worried about China's growing power are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival." The European Council will discuss on Friday a 10-point strategy set out by the European Commission before an EU-China summit next month....

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...