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  • GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

    DETROIT — 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 immediately end the strike by more than 49,000 workers. They’re likely to stay on the picket lines at least a few more days until union committees vote on the deal. The entire membership also must vote. Details of the four-year agreement […]

  • Jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

    MADISON, Wisconsin — A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer must pay Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was among the 26 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012. Fetzer, a retired University […]

  • LeBron James accused of ‘kowtowing to Communist China’; protestors burn jerseys in Hong Kong

    EL SEGUNDO, California — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a “misinformed” tweet. Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans on social media have criticized the outspoken superstar, questioning the motivation of James’ comments. James spoke out Monday, his seven-minute session with reporters putting him squarely in the center of the ongoing international […]

  • Warren again dodges on health care, Biden faces questions about son’s work in Ukraine

    Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature “wealth tax” plan. The pile-on was the clearest sign yet that Warren has a new status in the crowded Democratic primary: a front-runner in the contest to take on President Donald Trump next year. The night’s confrontations were mostly fought on familiar terrain for Democrats, who have spent months sparring […]

  • LeBron James: Rockets owner ‘wasn’t educated’ on China tweet

    LOS ANGELES— LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation” and the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests. In his first public comments since the Los Angeles Lakers returned home from a strange weeklong tour of China immediately after Morey’s incendiary tweet, James’ lengthy answer to a question about whether Morey should be punished for the tweet didn’t specifically address […]

  • Fort Worth police officer charged with murder of woman in her own home

    FORT WORTH, Texas— A Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was booked into jail on a murder charge Monday afternoon. The police chief said earlier in the day that he acted without justification and would have been fired if he didn’t quit. Police bodycam video showed Dean […]

  • Family seeks answers after police kill Texas woman at home

    FORT WORTH, Texas — A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor’s call about an open front door “didn’t have time to perceive a threat” before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman’s family said. “You didn’t hear the officer shout, ‘Gun, gun, gun,'” attorney Lee Merritt said after viewing video taken from a Fort Worth officer’s bodycam during Saturday’s shooting of Atatiana Jefferson, 28. “He didn’t have time […]

  • ‘This continues to be a rescue mission’: Search continues for missing worker in Hard Rock hotel collapse in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS — Rescue crews on Sunday searched for a worker missing in the partial collapse of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction, their work proceeding cautiously amid fears about the stability of the structure, authorities said. Officials declined to say if they have any indication whether the missing worker is alive after Saturday’s collapse. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said they are treating their work as a rescue mission until they have evidence the missing person […]

  • Troopers in Nebraska find 70 pounds of marijuana in gift-wrapped boxes

    WOOD RIVER, Nebraska — The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper found nearly 70 pounds of marijuana inside gift-wrapped boxes in a vehicle. The discovery happened Thursday afternoon on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska. The trooper had pulled over a sport utility vehicle on suspicion of following another vehicle too closely. A search of the SUV turned up 68 pounds of marijuana in large gift-wrapped boxes. The trooper says the driver told him the packages were gifts for a new […]

  • Report: South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at home

    SEOUL, South Korea — News reports said South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead Monday at her home south of Seoul. A report by Yonhap news agency said the 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn’t answer phone calls for hours. The report cited police as saying there were no signs of foul play. Repeated calls to the Seongnam Sujeong Police Department and Sulli’s agency weren’t answered. Sulli’s legal […]

  • Joe Biden’s son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

    NEW YORK — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his father win the presidency. Biden, the 49-year-old son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, revealed his plan Sunday in an internet post written by his attorney, […]

  • Clergyman, bride identified as victims shot during wedding at New Hampshire church

    PELHAM, N.H. — The man charged with wounding a clergyman and a bride during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is the stepson of a minister from the same church who was killed earlier this month, a state prosecutor said Sunday. Dale Holloway, 37, is the stepson of 60-year-old Luis Garcia who was shot to death Oct. 1 in Londonderry, Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati said in an email Sunday. The groom was the father of the man […]

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