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  • PRESIDENT Nov 2, 2019

    UAW President Gary Jones Taking Leave Amid Corruption Probe

    The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting president. “The UAW is fighting tooth and nail to ensure our members have a...

  • Associated Press Oct 16, 2019

    Tentative Deal Reached Between UAW and GM

    A tentative deal between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has been reached and could bring an end to a strike which began in September.

  • energy May 28, 2019

    Michigan State Chooses New President After Sex Abuse Scandal

    Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. Stanley was chosen in an 8-0 vote by the school’s board of trustees, effective Aug. 1....

  • Russia Feb 21, 2019

    Venezuela's Maduro Closes Brazil Border to Block Aid Entry

    As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off his country’s border with Brazil, vowing on Thursday to block the emergency food and medicine that has rallied his opponents and which he claims is part of a U.S.-led coup plot. Amid the mounting tensions, opposition leader Juan Guaido set off in a cross-country caravan...

  • Donald Trump Jan 4, 2019

    Federal Employees Feel the Financial Pinch as Shutdown Drags on

    As the government’s partial shutdown pushed toward a third week, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are feeling the financial pinch. They’re calling mortgage companies, hoping for a break, and weighing the risks of letting other bills go unpaid. They’re reheating leftovers and turning down the thermostat to save a few bucks. They’re looking into applying for loans or unemployment...

  • Donald Trump Jan 4, 2019

    Breweries Slow Down Over Shutdown

    U.S.-based breweries have become an unexpected casualty of the federal government shutdown. The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, in charge of approving labels and license for any new beer, wine and spirits, has been impacted by the shutdown, and some breweries are now waiting for their new products to be approved.

  • China Nov 18, 2018

    Interpol Meets to Select New President After China's Arrest

    Police chiefs from around the world gathered in Dubai on Sunday for Interpol’s general assembly to select a new president after the agency’s former leader was detained in China. Meng Hongwei— who was China’s vice minister of public security while also leading Interpol — went missing while on a trip to China in September. It later emerged that the long-time...

  • JUDGE Mar 19, 2018

    Michigan State Athletic Director Steps Down in Nassar Fallout

    Michigan State University’s athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against its disgraced former sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Mark Hollis, who had been in the job for 10 years, disclosed the move during a meeting with a small group of reporters on campus. He was asked why he...

  • JUDGE Mar 19, 2018

    Michigan Attorney General Launches Investigation Into MSU Over Nassar

    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has launched an investigation to Michigan State University and lashed out at the university for allowing Larry Nassar to sexually abuse girls and women for years, and he took a shot at the school’s governing body. “I don’t need advice from the board of trustees,” the aspiring governor said at a packed news conference Saturday...

  • NBC Mar 19, 2018

    Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn in as South Africa's New President

    Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa’s new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. “I will try very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa,” Ramaphosa said in ending his speech to parliament shortly...

  • Philadelphia Mar 15, 2018

    Pennsylvania Lutheran Seminary Fires President Over ‘Conversion Therapy'

    The board of trustees at a prominent Lutheran seminary in Pennsylvania has voted to fire the school’s president after it was revealed she worked for a group that promoted “conversion therapy.”

  • head Dec 6, 2017

    Putin's Power: From Mean Streets to Kremlin

    As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy. As Russia’s leader in the 21st century, he’s been the epitome of both traits — fighting Chechen rebels, directing...

  • Congress Dec 5, 2017

    Majority Leader Nominated to Replace Massachusetts Senate President During Investigation Into Husband's Alleged Sexual Misconduct

    Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg changed course Monday and agreed to relinquish his responsibilities as Senate leader during an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations involving his husband.

  • America Sep 27, 2017

    Insurance Trend Limiting Choice of Contractors

    Tension over North Korea’s latest missile test was evident Monday at President Trump’s first White House Easter Egg Roll.

  • food Jul 19, 2017

    Nobel Winner Malala in Nigeria Speaks Out Against Boko Haram

    Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers Tuesday by dozens of young women in northeastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Haram’s deadly insurgency. The 20-year-old Pakistani activist told The Associated Press she was excited by the courage of the young women who are undaunted as they pursue an education amid one...

  • Asher Klein Jul 7, 2017

    Trump, Putin Shake Hands at G-20 Summit

    The German government released a video of world leaders shaking hands at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017, including the first meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Donald Trump Apr 17, 2017

    Trump Talks Tough on North Korea, Says Kim ‘Gotta Behave'

    The White House displayed a tough and unyielding approach to North Korea and its nuclear ambitions Monday, with President Donald Trump warning that Kim Jong Un has “gotta behave” and Vice President Mike Pence sternly advising Kim not to test America’s resolve and military power....
    Trump, in Washington, and Pence at the tense Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, signaled...

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2017

    Tillerson Says Missile Strikes Carry a Message for Others

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside of international norms. He didn’t specify North Korea, but the context was clear enough. “If you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become...

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2017

    US Carrier Strike Group Heads Toward W. Pacific Near Korea

    The Pentagon says a Navy carrier strike group is moving toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula....
    North Korea’s recent ballistic missile tests and continued pursuit of a nuclear program have raised tensions in the region, where U.S. Navy ships are a common presence and serve in part as a show of force....
    On Saturday,...

  • Coach Dec 3, 2016

    Small Brazilian City Prepares to Bury Soccer Crash Victims

    A small Brazilian city that was captivated by the rise of its modest soccer club prepared Saturday to bury the dead from a plane crash that claimed most of the team’s players and staff. The plane crashed into a muddy mountainside outside of Medillin, Colombia, on Monday as the club headed to the two-game final of one of Latin America’s...

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