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Tue. 9:05 a.m.: McDonald’s workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

McDonald's got tough on its former CEO, who was fired last week for having a consensual relationship with an employee. Now, some workers say, the company needs to get tougher on sexual harassment in its restaurants. This morning, former McDonald's employee Jenna Ries filed a class-action ...

Mon. 9:23 a.m.: Macron marks Armistice Day, 101 years after end of WWI

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron marked Armistice Day today by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris' Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the ...

Mon. 9:17 a.m.: NY Rep. Peter King retiring, presenting Dems with new target

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced this morning he won't seek reelection, presenting Democrats with a fresh suburban target as they defend their majority in 2020. The decision comes ...

Mon. 9:12 a.m.: What’s coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe ...

Mon. 9:07 a.m.: China-US trade uncertainty weighs on global stocks

LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell today as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on ...

Mon. 9:04 a.m.: AP-NORC poll: Many say high school diploma enough to succeed

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The findings alarm some experts ...

Fri. 9:46 a.m.: Iran 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures 300

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early today, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran's Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.m., Iran's seismological center said. The area is ...

Fri. 9:26 a.m.: Bloomberg opens door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped to defeat President Donald Trump. Bloomberg, who initially ruled out a 2020 run, ...

Fri. 9:20 a.m.: Turkish patrol kills protester amid shaky truce in NE Syria

IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after he was run over by a Turkish military vehicle during a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria today, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The man was among a group of residents who had chased and pelted the ...

Fri. 9:13 a.m.: Uncertainty over US-China trade keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war kept global markets in check today. Though the two sides have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods, the full extent of the rollback wasn't clear. A Chinese ...

Fri. 9:11 a.m.: Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is proposing to award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity to a powerful rural water district that had employed Secretary David Bernhardt as a lawyer and lobbyist. Environmental groups and a California Democratic lawmaker ...

Thurs. 4 p.m.: GM sells Lordstown plant to electric truck startup

LORDSTOWN — General Motors has sold its massive assembly plant in Lordstown to electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Co. In a statement posted to GM’s website, the automaker says it is committed to future investment and job growth in Ohio and believes Lordstown Motors’ plan to build ...

Thu. 9:31 a.m.: Greta Thunberg plans to join North Carolina climate strike

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she plans to attend a youth-lead climate rally in North Carolina this week. Thunberg tweeted Wednesday that she will join the strike Friday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Thunberg gained ...

Thu. 9:24 a.m.: Immigration opens ideological fault lines for 2020 Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is adding his support to a call by some of his fellow presidential hopefuls for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, a proposal that's further exposing deep ideological divides in the Democratic primary and may prove politically treacherous for the party ...

Thu: 9:12 a.m.: Escape tunnel underneath Berlin Wall opens to public

BERLIN (AP) — An escape tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall has been opened to the public for the first time amid celebrations of the 30-year anniversary of the opening of East Germany's border. The tunnel at Bernauer Strasse, near the main Wall memorial, was opened today by Mayor Michael ...

Thu. 9:08 a.m.: Hong Kong court convicts teen for carrying laser pointer

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ruling today that a laser pointer carried by a teenager was an offensive weapon marked a tougher stance by the judiciary after months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, with a lawmaker warning it could lead to more ...

Wed. 10:40 a.m.: Erdogan: Turkey captures slain IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today. Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara but gave no other details. He did not ...

Wed. 10:18 a.m.: US productivity falls for first time in nearly 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — American workers were less efficient in the July-September quarter, pushing down productivity for the first time since late 2015. The Labor Department said this morning that productivity, a measure of economic output for each hour worked, fell 0.3 percent in the third ...

Wed. 9:43 a.m.: Democrats promise swift action after win in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats promised swift action on a host of liberal policy proposals now that they've won full control of state government for the first time in more than two decades. Democratic leaders said Virginians should expect a higher minimum wage, new gun restrictions ...

Wed. 9:38 a.m.: Beshear claims victory in Kentucky; Bevin refuses to concede

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bitter race for governor went into overtime as Democrat Andy Beshear declared victory while Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a close ally of President Donald Trump, refused to concede with results showing he trailed by a few thousand votes. Kentucky has some ...