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UAW President Steps Down as GM Sues Rival over Union Bribery

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has […]

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms...

Ryan Urges MLB Not to Cut Mahoning Valley Scrappers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In a letter sent Tuesday Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan joined a bipartisan group of 105 House members urging the league not to end its affiliation with 42 Minor League teams, including the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. The Scrappers, who play out of Eastwood Field in Niles, are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In a letter sent Tuesday Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan joined a bipartisan group of 105 House members urging the league not to end its affiliation with 42 Minor League teams, including the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. The Scrappers, who play out of...

AP Exclusive: Climate Said to Imperil 60% of Superfund Sites

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60 percent of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says. In a report being released Monday, […]

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60 percent of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says. In...

US Held Record Number of Migrant Kids in Custody in 2019

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, MARTHA MENDOZA AND GARANCE BURKE Associated PressCOMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father’s arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won’t even look at him. After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in […]

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, MARTHA MENDOZA AND GARANCE BURKE Associated PressCOMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. After being forcibly separated at the border by...

FBI: Cybercrimes on Rise Because of Sophisticated Scams

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On Dec. 14, 2018, Aaron Cole was about to buy a new house and received an email that he thought was from his title company, directing him to make a $123,000 deposit. Cole complied, not realizing that a sophisticated hacker network had likely been spying on his […]

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On Dec. 14, 2018, Aaron Cole was about to buy a new house and received an email that he thought was from his title company, directing him to make a $123,000 deposit. Cole complied, not realizing that a sophisticated hacker network had...

California Discloses Facebook Probe, Sues for Documents

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology WriterCalifornia’s attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook’s privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year. He said he was disclosing […]

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology WriterCalifornia's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook's privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year....

Judge Keeps Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma, Owners on Hold

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated PressA federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday agreed to keep nearly 2,700 lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and hundreds more against the family members who own the company on hold until at least April so the sides can keep working toward a settlement. A lawyer for Purdue, the maker of the […]

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated PressA federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday agreed to keep nearly 2,700 lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and hundreds more against the family members who own the company on hold until at least April so the sides can keep working toward a settlement. A lawyer for...

Krispy Kreme Orders Student to Halt Doughnut Resale Service

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An enterprising Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop. There have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota for […]

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An enterprising Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop. There have been no Krispy...

UAW President Takes Leave Amid Corruption Probe

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting president. “The UAW is fighting tooth […]

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting president....

Pentagon Awaits Possible Amazon Challenge Over Cloud Deal

By MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology WriterAmazon must decide soon if it will protest the Pentagon’s awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft, with one possible grievance being the unusual attention given the project by President Donald Trump. Amazon was long thought to be the front-runner in the competition for the huge […]

By MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology WriterAmazon must decide soon if it will protest the Pentagon's awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft, with one possible grievance being the unusual attention given the project by President Donald Trump. Amazon was long thought to be the front-runner in...