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Trump keeps a sharp focus on Ohio for the 2020 campaign

Mar. 20, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump's visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year's midterm election campaign , when the state was a rare bright spot...

Lawmakers want NFL's Panthers to practice in South Carolina

Mar. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are taking steps to lure the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility and operations across the North Carolina state line by introducing legislation that would provide tax credits and incentives to professional sports teams. Members of the House...

Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

Mar. 19, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices while pretending the animals are rescues. The lawsuit filed Monday seeks an injunction to dissolve...

Ford shifting 550 jobs to boost SUV production in Kentucky

Mar. 19, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles to meet growing demand for its large SUVs. Growing sales for the Expedition and Navigator are driving a 20 percent production boost at the plant in Louisville, the...

Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020

Mar. 18, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year. The news came after the worldwide electronics manufacturing leader sent mixed signals earlier this year...

Trump to GM: Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China

Mar. 18, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant. Trump tweeted Monday that GM should: "Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump," and "Bring jobs home!" Trump travels to...

Trump calls GM's CEO in push to reopen Ohio auto plant

Mar. 17, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work. Trump's arm-twisting came in a series of separate tweets on Saturday and Sunday . He capped his weekend rant against the GM with a...

The Latest: Trump talks to GM CEO about Ohio plant closure

Mar. 17, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's efforts to get General Motors to reopen its Lordstown, Ohio plant (all times local): 8:30 p.m. General Motors says in a statement released Sunday evening that the future of plants scheduled to be closed "will be resolved between GM and the UAW,"...

Correction: Chile-Floating Solar Island story

Mar. 16, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — In a story March 15 about a floating island of solar panels in Chile, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the array is 1,200 square feet. The array is 1,200 square meters. A corrected version of the story is below: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A floating island of solar...

The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in Michigan

Mar. 15, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

VERNON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities say four tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan during a fast-moving storm that swept across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes...