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UAW last went on strike in 2019: Here’s what happened, how things have changed since

With contract talks said to be moving “slowly” between Detroit’s Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers union, a strike is becoming more of a possibility this fall. But things have certainly and significantly changed since the UAW last struck in 2019.

Prosecutors ask a judge to revoke bond of mother of Virginia boy who shot his first-grade teacher

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to revoke the bond for the mother of a Virginia boy who shot and wounded his first-grade teacher after she allegedly failed multiple drug tests while awaiting sentencing on two felony charges.

California authorities locate, identify body of missing Netflix engineer found in San Francisco Bay

The body of a missing Netflix engineer who went missing Aug. 14 was located in the San Francisco Bay and positively identified last week.

This summer was a global record breaker for the highest heat ever measured, meteorologists say

GENEVA (AP) — Earth has sweltered through its hottest Northern Hemisphere summer ever measured, with a record warm August capping a season of brutal and deadly temperatures, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Here's where sweeping heat is closing US schools

Record-breaking late-summer heat is forcing multiple school districts to shut down their buildings early in the academic year.

Lawyers claim cable TV and phone companies are also responsible in Maui fires

HONOLULU (AP) — After a visit to a warehouse where Hawaiian Electric Company is housing power poles and electrical equipment that may be key to the investigation of last month's devastating fires on Maui, lawyers for Lahaina residents and business owners told a court Tuesday that cable TV and teleph

Mar-a-Lago worker struck cooperation deal with prosecutors in Trump documents case, ex-lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — An information technology director at Mar-a-Lago struck a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors last summer in their investigation of Donald Trump's retention of classified documents at the former president's Florida property, according to the worker's ex-lawyer.

Around the world

EU targets Apple, Amazon, Meta and other Big Tech in next phase of digital crackdown

LONDON (AP) — Six Big Tech companies including Amazon, Apple and Microsoft faced fresh pressure Wednesday from the European Union, which moved to counter their digital dominance with far-reaching rules aimed at giving users more choices and making competition fairer.

Blinken announces $1B in US aid during surprise Ukraine visit

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced $1 billion in aid for Ukraine while visiting Kyiv on Monday, with the majority of the funding focused on military and security assistance. The top U.S.

Juarez reopens direct access to Bridge of the Americas

Border commuters no longer must follow detours and brave heavy traffic to travel from Juarez to El Paso, Texas, over the Bridge of the Americas.

Blinken talks 'hangover food' with Ukrainian minister at McDonald's lunch

Secretary of State Antony Blinken joined his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba for lunch at a Kyiv McDonald's Wednesday during a visit to show U.S. support for Ukraine ahead of the G20 Summit this weekend.

Ukrainian first lady warns of complacency amid war: 'Please don't stop to help us fight'

Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska is warning of the world growing complacent as her country presses on in its fight against Russian invaders. Zelenska sat down for an interview with ABC News and said she was concerned global attention is turning away from Ukraine.

Great Wall of China section damaged 'beyond repair': report

Two people accused of using an excavator on a section of the Great Wall of China and causing damage "beyond repair" have been arrested, China Daily reported.

Father of Pakistani suspect wanted in 10-year-old daughter's UK murder speaks out

A Pakistani man whose son is being sought by both Pakistani and U.K. officials in connection with the death of his 10-year-old daughter in the U.K. has issued an appeal to his son.


What to stream this weekend: Indiana Jones, 'One Piece,' 'The Menu' and tunes from NCT and Icona Pop

”Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and the second season debut of the third “Power” spin-off “Power Book IV: Force” are among the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you Among the offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalist

VA vows ‘full review’ of website after IT issues impact disability claims for nearly 57,000 veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs discovered technical problems that may have delayed disability claims for tens of thousands of veterans.

Billionaires want to build a new city in rural California. They must convince voters first

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Silicon Valley billionaires behind a secretive $800 million land-buying spree in Northern California have finally released some details about their plans for a new green city, but they still must win over skeptical voters and local leaders.

Downtown San Jose is poised to escape ‘doom loop’ scenario: experts

Some signs of hope have sprouted for the feeble office markets in downtown San Jose and Silicon Valley.

Aspiring Taiwan presidential candidate Terry Gou resigns from board of Apple supplier Foxconn

BEIJING (AP) — Aspiring Taiwanese independent presidential candidate Terry Gou has resigned from the board of Foxconn, the Apple supplier he founded nearly a half-century ago. The company, officially registered as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Court sides with Norwegian regulator's $100K daily fine imposed on Meta over ad privacy concerns

NEW YORK (AP) — Meta lost a legal battle Wednesday to halt a Norwegian ban on its advertising practices that came with hefty daily fines, in a blow to the U.S. social media giant’s business model.

Cluster munition deaths in Ukraine pass Syria, fueling rise in a weapon the world has tried to ban

AIN SHEEB, Syria (AP) — More than 300 people were killed and over 600 wounded by cluster munitions in Ukraine in 2022, according to an international watchdog, surpassing Syria as the country with the highest number of casualties from the controversial weapons for the first time in a decade.

Sports News

Ex-teammates – but not always friends – Scherzer and Verlander to face each other for first time

Three-time Cy Young Award winners Max Scherzer of Texas and Justin Verlander of Houston are set to pitch against each other for the first time.

Mayfield prepares for first regular-season start with the Bucs

It's a fresh start for Baker Mayfield with Tampa Bay, and his approach to this coming season with the Bucs is a mix of veteran maturity with a rookie's eagerness.

Mikey Keene celebrates Fresno State debut with 4 TD passes in 39-35 win over Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Mikey Keene threw for four touchdowns Saturday to lead Fresno State to a 39-35 win over Purdue in the season opener for both teams. Keene, a transfer from Central Florida, threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Erik Brooks with 58 seconds left for the game-winner.

At the steamy US Open, Daniil Medvedev warns during his win that a player is 'gonna die'

Daniil Medvedev has reached his fourth U.S. Open semifinal as the heat and humidity continue to rise at the Grand Slam tennis tournament.

NFL players follow musical passion to create songs featured on Madden 24 video game

When Miami Dolphins tackle Terron Armstead achieved his dream of being drafted into the NFL over a decade ago, he put his musical aspirations aside.

Brian Burns returns to Panthers practice in pads; status for Sunday's game remains uncertain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Brian Burns returned to practice on Wednesday amid stalled talks on a contract extension, although his status for Sunday’s Week 1 game at Atlanta remains uncertain.

At the steamy US Open, Daniil Medvedev warns during his win that a player is 'gonna die'

NEW YORK (AP) — Soaked with sweat as the temperature neared 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 Celsius) on the hottest day at this year’s U.S.

Politics News

McConnell intends to finish Senate and leadership term following health episodes

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to finish out his Senate and leadership terms in post-GOP luncheon.

DeSantis appoints Moms for Liberty co-founder to Florida ethics board

Gov. Ron DeSantis has tapped the co-founder of the Moms for Liberty conservative activist group to serve in the Florida Commission on Ethics.

Mayor Adams calls for help getting migrants expedited work authorization

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – Mayor Eric Adams will be hosting a rally of his own Thursday to call for a way to expedite work authorizations for the influx of migrants coming into New York City.

Judge orders Texas to move, stop adding to Rio Grande barrier

The Department of Justice sued after the barriers were put in place, arguing Gov. Greg Abbott violated the Rivers and Harbors Act.

Texas prison system issues statewide lockdown to combat illegal drugs, inmate violence

The state has canceled all visits to Texas prison inmates until a comprehensive search of all 100 correctional facilities for contraband has been completed.

Leaders: Speeding up work permits can fix labor shortage

As U.S. businesses struggle to fill job vacancies, leaders across the country are calling on the White House to step in.

Gorelow won't seek re-election, announcement says a day after ethics complaint filed

A day after a Republican files an ethics complaint against her, Democratic Assemblywoman Michelle Gorelow announced she will not seek re-election in 2024.