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Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; strike possible

Nov. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker. Ford workers ratified their contract Friday night, while the union settled with General Motors last month after a 40-day strike by...

Correction: Orioles-Nationals-TV Dispute story

Nov. 16, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 15 about a legal dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the judge denied a motion by the Nationals to reargue the case that led to his Aug. 22 decision to confirm an award recommended by an...

United Auto Workers approve new 4-year contract with Ford

Nov. 15, 2019 9:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union at Ford Motor Co. voted Friday to approve a new contract with the company. The union said in a statement that 56.3% of workers who voted were in favor of the deal. The four-year agreement reached Oct. 31 gives workers a mix of pay raises and lump-sum...

NRA tax filing: Embattled CEO earned about $2 mil last year

Nov. 15, 2019 8:42 PM EST

The National Rifle Association’s embattled top executive earned about $2 million last year at a time when the gun rights lobby is beating back challenges from regulators, longtime members and gun control groups, according to tax filings cited in media reports. The tax filings come as the NRA faces...

Oklahoma judge reduces amount Johnson & Johnson must pay state to help clean up opioid crisis by $107M to $465M

Nov. 15, 2019 3:11 PM EST
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma judge reduces amount Johnson & Johnson must pay state to help clean up opioid crisis by $107M to $465M.

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

Nov. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the poverty line, which in Chile is around $222 a month. “I feel tired. Honestly, I’m...

Judge: Money from rapist was meant to help empower victim

Nov. 15, 2019 8:49 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge has defended his reasoning for suggesting that a rapist pay his victim $150,000 in exchange for a possibly reduced sentence. The Advocate reports Special Judge Bruce Bennett filed a court document saying his unsolicited offer was meant to help the victim of Sedrick Hills,...

Epstein estate seeks to form fund to compensate accusers

Nov. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The estate of Jeffrey Epstein wants to set up a fund using the late financier’s fortune to compensate women willing to forgo a spate of lawsuits seeking damages for sexual abuse, according to a court document filed on Thursday. In the papers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the...

These employers chip in on your student loans

Nov. 14, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Trilogy Health Services, a Louisville, Kentucky-based operator of senior living facilities, has paid $100 a month toward each eligible worker’s student loans over the past four years. Its total outlay: roughly $3 million. That money has made a big difference for Trilogy’s nurses, therapists and...

4 charged over pay for Volkswagen employee council members

Nov. 12, 2019 8:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have charged four current and former personnel managers at Volkswagen over the payment of allegedly excessive salaries and bonuses to members of the automaker's influential employee council. Prosecutors in Braunschweig said Tuesday that the four — two former...