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Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Dec. 10, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and the White House announced a deal Tuesday on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American workers. They...

Measure aimed at preserving Native languages clears Congress

Dec. 10, 2019 4:14 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal grant programs aimed at preserving indigenous languages would be extended for a few more years and expanded to allow more American Indian tribes to participate under legislation that has cleared its final congressional hurdle. The U.S. House approved the measure Monday,...

Indiana governor backs ban on drivers using handheld phones

Dec. 10, 2019 3:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor on Tuesday threw his support behind a statewide ban on drivers using handheld cellphones as well as a plan to raise the minimum age for smoking and vaping to 21. Announcing his agenda for the 2020 legislative session, Gov. Eric Holcomb also endorsed rolling back a new...

Warren sidesteps health plan details before Nevada union

Dec. 10, 2019 12:48 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elizabeth Warren told members of Nevada’s powerful casino workers’ union Monday that she wants to see their strong health care plans replicated around the country but the Democratic presidential candidate sidestepped the details of her Medicare for All proposal and how it...

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

Dec. 9, 2019 11:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump. “I’m hearing very good things, including from unions and others that...

Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2019 8:45 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons. After...

Mental health services a concern in rural Nebraska schools

Dec. 9, 2019 8:16 AM EST

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The president of Nebraska's public-school teachers' union says she's hearing concerns from rural schools about a lack of mental health services and state equalization aid. The Star-Herald in Scottsbluff reports that many schools are also concerned about retaining qualified...

Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

Dec. 9, 2019 1:22 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” President Donald Trump told the National Rifle...

Gig work on the rise and for many, a way of life

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — By day, Leah Needham buys groceries to deliver to customers in White Marsh and Middle River. But in the evenings, the shopper for online grocery service Shipt trades in her green T-shirt for a pair of ballroom dance shoes and heads to her next gig. In a Glen Burnie studio, she pursues...

UAW abolishes regional office plagued by embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers regional office racked by embezzlement allegations is being abolished and combined into two neighboring regions. UAW Region 5 in St. Louis will be merged into regional offices in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lincolnshire, Illinois, the union said in a statement Friday....