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Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It's not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song. It's a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1 Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in...

 

CEO at Milwaukee nonprofit went from migrant worker to boss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Lupe Martinez was a child he was called El Viejito, which means "the old man" in Spanish. Given the circumstances, it was an appropriate nickname. "I never had a childhood," Martinez said. "In my family, there were 10...

 

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the...

 

China's quarterly economy growth sinks to 6%, a 26-year low

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth decelerated to a 26-year low in the latest quarter amid a tariff war with Washington, adding to deepening slump that is weighing on global growth. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6% in the...

 

APNewsBreak: Billionaire governor's family farms get subsidy

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia's billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S....

 

Japan to send own force, won't join US coalition for Mideast

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Friday it has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East but is preparing to send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary...

 

Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a "total professional" with unparalleled experience. Trump acted quickly, just...

 

UK agrees further talks over disposal of old Shell oil rigs

BERLIN (AP) — Britain has agreed to hold further talks with other European countries before deciding whether to approve Shell's plans to decommission four disused oil rigs in the Atlantic. Germany had called a special meeting Friday of the OSPAR...

 

Wyoming ranchers sue federal agency over new tracking rules

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming ranchers have sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture over new livestock tracking regulations. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Thursday that ranchers filed the Oct. 10 lawsuit claiming an April guidance document from...

 

GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and General Motors have reached a tentative contract agreement that could end a monthlong strike that brought the automaker's U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal was hammered out Wednesday but it won't...

 

Study: 'Medicare for All' not only way to universal coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care memo to Democrats: There's more than one way to get to coverage for all. A study out Wednesday finds that an approach similar to the plan from former Vice President Joe Bide n can deliver about the same level of...

 

US retail sales dip 0.3% in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a...

 

Maine company promises to rebuild after fire

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A prominent Winslow construction-supply company is promising to rebuild after a fast-moving fire mostly destroyed its main building. The McCormack Building Supply facility in Winslow went up in flames at midday Friday. In a...

 

Union boosts strike pay for GM workers as talks continue

NEW YORK (AP) — United Auto Workers said Saturday it's increasing strike pay for workers picketing at General Motors as the walkout by more than 49,000 employees nears the four-week mark. The union said Saturday that weekly pay will rise to $275...

 

Power outage in West Valley delays printing of 3 newspapers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A power outage in Utah is keeping print subscribers of three newspapers from reading the Sunday print editions. Officials with Newspaper Agency Corp. say a blown transformer knocked out power to the print facility in West...

 

Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants in 3 states

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Mack Truck workers went on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing at the M...

 

Carnival Cruise Lines inks 3-year agreement in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line and Alabama city officials have ceremonially signed an agreement to base a Carnival ship there for three more years. News outlets report that Carnival official Terry Thornton called the agreement historic...

 

US-China issues of dispute remain vast despite trade truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China declared a temporary truce Friday in their 15-month trade war. Yet the grievances that led them to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other's goods remain largely...

 

Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in...

 

Overhaul is proposed for decades-old Medicare fraud rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were...

 

American Queen adding boat to Mississippi River cruises

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The American Countess is set to join the American Queen Steamboat Co.'s fleet in April. The company offers Mississippi River cruises that call on New Orleans, Baton Rouge and St. Francisville. The Advocate reports the...

 

Swedish teen climate activist to visit Dakotas reservations

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — A 16-year-old climate activist who garnered international attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations is visiting American Indian reservations in the Dakotas to talk about oil pipelines. Greta Thunberg is...

 

Balloons fill Albuquerque sky in 2nd day of annual fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of balloons have filled the sky over Albuquerque in the city's annual International Balloon Fiesta. Event officials sent up the green flag just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday, giving the all clear for the mass ascension....

 

Southwest pilots' union sues Boeing over grounding of plane

DALLAS (AP) — The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots is suing Boeing, saying its pilots are losing money because the company rushed an unsafe plane into service only to have the 737 Max grounded after two deadly crashes. The Southwest...

 

Budget office estimates US deficit just under $1 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government ran a budget deficit of just under $1 trillion in the just-closed fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The $984 billion deficit tally for 2019 came in more than $200 billion more than last...

 

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