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Autoworkers from closed plants fight new GM contract

Oct. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If they can close our plant, they can close yours, too. That's the message from workers at three shuttered General Motors factories that didn't get new products under the tentative contract agreement reached last week between GM and the United Auto Workers, who have been on strike against...

US Coast Guard suspends search for pilot in Gulf of Mexico

Oct. 21, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has called off a search in the Gulf of Mexico for a pilot who flew a small aircraft hundreds of miles beyond its intended destination in Louisiana. The search for 63-year-old Steven Stone Schumacher was suspended Sunday. Officials said his family reported him missing...

Coast Guard, Mexican Navy search for plane, surgeon pilot

Oct. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard plane and a Mexican Navy vessel searched the Gulf of Mexico for a small plane Thursday after a trauma surgeon flew the aircraft hundreds of miles (kilometers) beyond its intended destination. Steven Schumacher's family reported him overdue at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, two...

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

Oct. 16, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter. They had carried signs for 31 days and demonstrated the muscle the United Auto...

Correction: Bar Shooting story

Oct. 11, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about a deadly shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, The Associated Press, based on police reports, misspelled the first name of one of the victims. His name was Eber Meza-Aguirre, not Ebar Meza-Aguirre. A corrected version of the story is below: Police:...

Kansas City airport announces 2 new international routes

Oct. 6, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travelers will have to more direct flights from Kansas City International Airport to Mexico beginning in February. Airport officials announced this week that Vacation Express will fly one nonstop route to Cancun and another to Puerto Vallarta on Sundays. The Kansas City Star reports...

Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes

Oct. 5, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an...

Netflix's 'Living Undocumented' probes plight of migrants

Oct. 4, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After two decades in the U.S., Alejandra Juarez thought she had it made. She came to the country illegally after fleeing violence in Mexico but had built a middle-class life in Davenport, Florida, with her husband, Temo, a retired U.S. Marine who voted for Donald Trump. After Trump...

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

Sep. 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket...

Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants

Sep. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning...