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450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:08pm

On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 4:42pm

A top United Auto Workers official said the union and General Motors are far apart on major issues, increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night.

United Auto Workers to let General Motors contract end late Saturday, boosting likelihood of strike as early as Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 4:38pm

United Auto Workers to let General Motors contract end late Saturday, boosting likelihood of strike as early as Sunday .

Charges accuse Utah man of using deceased person's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 2:44pm

Charges filed against a Salt Lake City-area man accuse him of using a dead person's name in creating a payroll services business that allegedly filed false tax returns.

Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:32am

MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday.

Idle mines portend dark days for top US coal region

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:04am

At two of the world's biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn't even get toilet paper on credit.

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:48am

Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement.

Idle mines portend dark days for top US coal region

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:48am

At two of the world's biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn't even get toilet paper on credit.

Judge throws out lawsuits alleging Chiquita funded massacres

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:45am

A federal judge has thrown out 10 lawsuits filed against banana giant Chiquita Brands International by Colombian families alleging the company funded a paramilitary that killed them.

Mayor vows Cleveland will compete to keep Sherwin-Williams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:18am

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says the city is working to keep Sherwin-Williams from leaving town.

Estonia plans to restrict govt use of Huawei 5G technology

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 8:59am

Estonia, which is among Europe's most wired and technologically advanced nations, is set to restrict the use of equipment and technology from Chinese telecom giant Huawei in its government sector, citing security concerns and recommendations by the U.S., a key NATO ally.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 8:44am

The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant — and, hey, how about those moderating prescription drug prices?

Climate change protests hit Frankfurt as auto show opens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 7:34am

Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion.

West African leaders meet on extremism in the region

Arsene Kabore and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 7:22am

The heads of state from 15 countries in the West African economic bloc known as ECOWAS met Saturday to discuss the fight against Islamic extremism and the impact of the G5 Sahel Joint Force set up to combat its spread.

The Latest: US 'ready' to deploy resources from reserves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 11:15pm

The Latest on the explosion and fire at a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia (all times local):

Saudi Interior Ministry says drone attacks caused 2 fires at Saudi Aramco facilities; says blazes under control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 11:07pm

Saudi Interior Ministry says drone attacks caused 2 fires at Saudi Aramco facilities; says blazes under control.

Warren has own plan for everything, though not health care

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 10:44pm

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she's with Bernie.

Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 8:54pm

Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil.

Saudi-owned satellite channel reports explosion at Saudi Aramco facility in kingdom's east; offers no immediate cause

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 8:48pm

Saudi-owned satellite channel reports explosion at Saudi Aramco facility in kingdom's east; offers no immediate cause.

NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 8:29pm

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday.