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Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

Sep. 18, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated. For one thing, it depends on which Sackler. "There are people...

Airline customer-service agents report abusive customers

Sep. 17, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airline customer-service agents say they often get verbal threats from passengers, and sometimes they turn into physical confrontations. The agents say alcohol, airline fees and long lines can anger passengers. The Government Accountability Office reported Tuesday that more than half the 104...

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Sep. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract. The two-day walkout by 49,000 workers brought to a standstill more than 50 factories...

White House upgrade: First lady's done a lot with the place

Sep. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency. There's refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room,...

6 reported dead after tourist boat capsized off Senegal

Sep. 17, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Six Senegalese have died after a boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of Senegal's capital, a private radio station said Tuesday. Thirty-five people were rescued after the storm on Monday evening, including 24 Senegalese, six French, two Germans,...

Correction: Bode Miller's Tragic Year story

Sep. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story Sept. 1 about Bode Miller moving to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Miller is a brand ambassador for Big Sky Resort. He is representing Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and Moonlight Basin, neighboring communities in Big Sky. A corrected version of the...

Power being restored in Sierra Nevada after fire danger

Sep. 17, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison says electricity has been restored to nearly 11,000 customers in two Sierra Nevada counties where wildfire danger forced a power shutdown. The so-called public safety power shutdown was implemented Monday due to concern that high winds could damage...

Greek island ferry crews to launch 24-hour strike Sept. 24

Sep. 17, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union. The PNO union says the walkout will keep ferries tied up in port for 24 hours starting at 6 a.m. on Sept. 24. Coastal shipping firms...

Seattle council adopts hotel-worker protections

Sep. 17, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to adopt hotel-worker protections meant to replace and improve on a voter-approved law that was struck down in court. The Seattle Times reports Monday's ordinances restrict the area that workers can be made to clean in a day while requiring...

Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died

Sep. 16, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday. The tigers were vulnerable to illness because of inbreeding, leading to laryngeal paralysis causing...