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Trump Bars California from Setting Stricter Fuel Standards

By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators. In a tweet, Trump said his move would result in less expensive and safer cars. He insisted that new cars would be cleaner, […]

By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators. In a tweet, Trump said his move would result in less expensive and safer cars. He insisted that...

Progress Reported in Contract Talks Between GM, UAW

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press 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 […]

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press 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...

Purdue Pharma to Stay in Business as Bankruptcy Unfolds

By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis. At the first court hearing since the […]

By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis. At the...

Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died at age 75. ABC announced her death on Tuesday. Roberts was the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, two members of Congress from Louisiana, and went on the chronicle the political world she grew up […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died at age 75. ABC announced her death on Tuesday. Roberts was the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, two members of Congress from Louisiana, and went on the chronicle the...

Talks To Carry on But No Deal Yet in UAW Strike

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday after a pause overnight as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. Negotiators took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. Monday but were […]

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday after a pause overnight as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. Negotiators took a break from bargaining around...

Purdue Pharma Begins Chapter 11 Journey

By  TOM MURPHY and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. An initial hearing will be held in federal court in White Plains, New York, for the […]

By  TOM MURPHY and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. An initial hearing will be held in federal court in White...

After Bankruptcy Filing, Purdue Pharma May Not Be Off Hook

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation’s opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a move to settle some 2,600 lawsuits — most from state and local governments. “Like families across America, we have deep […]

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation's opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a move to settle some 2,600 lawsuits — most from state and local governments. "Like families...

No Deal: Auto Workers Strike Against GM in Contract Dispute

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., […]

By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in...

US Begins Tough New Policy on Asylum Seekers

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. denial of asylum claims from Central Americans (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The Trump administration has begun enforcing radical new restrictions on who qualifies for asylum as tens of thousands of migrants wait on the Mexican border, seeking refuge. The new U.S. policy would effectively deny […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. denial of asylum claims from Central Americans (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The Trump administration has begun enforcing radical new restrictions on who qualifies for asylum as tens of thousands of migrants wait on the Mexican border, seeking refuge. The new...

Facebook Expands Tool To Shrink ‘News Deserts’

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday […]

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The...