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UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned... Full story

 

DHS gives Frederick County nearly $5.5M to hire firefighters

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County is set to receive a nearly $5.5 million federal grant to hire more firefighters. The Frederick News-Post reports the grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow the county to hire 38...

 

GM electric car push could mean fewer and lower paying jobs

DETROIT (AP) — If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller... Full story

 

Barron Hilton, hotel magnate and AFL founder, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barron Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father's chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 91. Hilton's family said he died of natural causes. He...

 

Woman runs own half marathon after mix-up with UK race

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman thought she was signing up to run a half marathon near her home, not across the Atlantic Ocean. Sheila Pereira learned too late that the Worcester City Half Marathon was actually being held in...

 

Holy anniversary! Displays of bat signal fete Batman at 80

NEW YORK (AP) — It's no joker. The night is lighting up Saturday around the world with the famous bat signal to mark a special anniversary for Batman. DC Comics is carrying off a celebration of Batman Day to mark the 80th anniversary of the... Full story

 

$6,000 in stolen quarters found in California baby stroller

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman stole $6,000 worth of quarters and her getaway car was a baby stroller. Bakersfield police officers noticed the woman Friday struggling to push the stroller but quickly realized there was no baby...

 

Honest Co.'s CFO shares lessons learned and his vision ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — The Honest Company, known for its eco-friendly diapers, wipes and cleaning products, is back on the upswing after a series of stumbling blocks. The digital native company was founded by actress Jessica Alba in 2012. It attained...

 

5 nonprofits share grant to enhance security

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four Jewish organizations and an Islamic school in Rhode Island are sharing a $150,000 grant to enhance security. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency says the federal grant money is available to nonprofits at high...

 

University of Wyoming gets grant money for aircraft research

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has received a $15.8 million National Science Foundation grant that will provide weather instrumentation and other equipment for a new research aircraft the university plans to purchase. UW is the...

 

Flex Technology Group Opens 4 New Facilities After Period of Significant Internal Growth

PHOENIX - September 22, 2019 - ( Newswire.com ) Flex Technology Group (FTG) has recently opened 4 new offices to support their intensive growth initiatives. Expanding rapidly since its inception in 2015, FTG's portfolio of office technology...

 

Musician helps launch Boston youth basketball league

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Bivins, a founding member of the bands New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe, is turning his attention from music to sports. The Roxbury YMCA in Boston says Bivins has teamed up with Puma to sponsor a basketball league for kids ages...

 

'Downton Abbey' overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of "Downton Abbey" handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt's "Ad Astra" and Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo: Last Blood" in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-...

 

Llama has dental surgery to get at root cause of past escape

DENVER (AP) — Remember Ike the runaway llama who was on the lam in Yellowstone National Park for three months last year? He made his way out by following a strategically placed herd of llamas owned by Yellowstone Llamas, which rents out the pack...

 

The Latest: 2 campers say they don't plan to invade Area 51

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Military jets roared overhead in the blue Nevada sky as Rusty Satterwhite, from Twin Falls, Ida...

 

Colorado driver puts injured bobcat in car next to child

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Officials have a warning after a Colorado Springs woman put an injured bobcat in her car, inches away from where her child was in a safety seat: Don't pick up wildlife. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Bill...

 

Who are the Sacklers, the family behind maker of OxyContin?

For a family with its name on a wing of one of the world's most famous museums and a school at a prestigious university, members of the Sackler clan have done a remarkable job of vanishing from public life. The family owns OxyContin maker Purdue...

 

Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress Thursday over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a...

 

Global climate protests start in Australia before UN summit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Thousands of protesters gathered Friday at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies...

 

Revelers reach gates of Area 51 then peacefully rejoin party

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of curious Earthlings from around the world traveled to the secret Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert after seeing an internet hoax dubbed "Storm Area 51." About 100 made it all the way to the gates of the remote...

 

74-year-old woman among 3 people who allegedly killed a man

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy are among three people who allegedly took turns shooting a man to death inside a New Jersey laundromat. Mercer County prosecutors say 74-year-old Eudean McMillan, 37-year-old Darryl...

 

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign for national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a...

 

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new...

 

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: Trump promotes false video of Rep. Omar

President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The...

 

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