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Union presses GM to pay full wages at electric vehicle plants

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. Read story

Coronavirus hug image wins press award

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Nation & World

A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was named the World… Read story

In this photo provided by U.S. Embassy Seoul, U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry gestures while  speaking during a round table meeting with the media in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 18, 2021.  (U.S.

U.S., China agree to cooperate on climate crisis

In this photo provided by U.S. Embassy Seoul, U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry gestures while  speaking during a round table meeting with the media in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 18, 2021.  (U.S.

April 17, 2021, 9:00pm Nation & World

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, have agreed to cooperate with other countries to curb climate change, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. Read story

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2019 file photo shows a Peloton logo on the company's stationary bicycle in San Francisco.   Safety regulators are warning people with kids and pets to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Saturday, April 17, 2021, that it received reports of children and a pet being pulled, pinned and entrapped under the rear roller of the treadmill, leading to fractures, scrapes and the death of one child.

After child dies, U.S. regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2019 file photo shows a Peloton logo on the company's stationary bicycle in San Francisco.   Safety regulators are warning people with kids and pets to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Saturday, April 17, 2021, that it received reports of children and a pet being pulled, pinned and entrapped under the rear roller of the treadmill, leading to fractures, scrapes and the death of one child.

April 17, 2021, 8:58pm Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured. Read story

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia. Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been on hunger strike since March 31, described threats to force-feed him, using "straitjacket and other pleasures," in a message from behind bars Friday, April 16. In an Instagram post, Navalny said an official told him that a blood test indicated his health was deteriorating and threatened to force-feed him if he continues to refuse to eat.

Navalny’s doctor: Putin critic ‘could die at any moment’

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia. Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been on hunger strike since March 31, described threats to force-feed him, using "straitjacket and other pleasures," in a message from behind bars Friday, April 16. In an Instagram post, Navalny said an official told him that a blood test indicated his health was deteriorating and threatened to force-feed him if he continues to refuse to eat.

April 17, 2021, 8:54pm Nation & World

MOSCOW (AP) — A doctor for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, says his health is deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old Kremlin critic could be on the verge of death. Read story

FILE -  In this Sept. 3, 2020 file photo, clamdigger Mike Soule hauls bags of clams on a sled across a mudflat in Freeport, Maine. More New Englanders have dug in the tidal mudflats during the last year, but they're finding fewer clams. The coronavirus pandemic has inspired more people in the Northeastern states to dig for the soft-shell clams. (AP Photo/Robert F.

Clammers digging through pandemic, but shellfish are fewer

FILE -  In this Sept. 3, 2020 file photo, clamdigger Mike Soule hauls bags of clams on a sled across a mudflat in Freeport, Maine. More New Englanders have dug in the tidal mudflats during the last year, but they're finding fewer clams. The coronavirus pandemic has inspired more people in the Northeastern states to dig for the soft-shell clams. (AP Photo/Robert F.

April 17, 2021, 8:51pm Business

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Chad Coffin has spent the coronavirus pandemic much as he has the previous several decades: on the mudflats of Maine, digging for the clams that draw tourists to seafood shacks around New England. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone leaves federal court in Washington. The Justice Department has sued former President Donald Trump's ally Stone, accusing him and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax.

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone leaves federal court in Washington. The Justice Department has sued former President Donald Trump's ally Stone, accusing him and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax.

April 17, 2021, 8:45pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax. Read story

A man who did not want to be identified surveys his company's barge that ran aground during a storm on Tuesday, that also capsized a lift boat, killing one with 12 others still missing in the Gulf of Mexico, in Grand Isle, La., Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Divers back in Gulf; search resumes for capsized boat’s crew

A man who did not want to be identified surveys his company's barge that ran aground during a storm on Tuesday, that also capsized a lift boat, killing one with 12 others still missing in the Gulf of Mexico, in Grand Isle, La., Thursday, April 15, 2021.

April 17, 2021, 8:41pm Nation & World

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers returned Saturday to the murky, roiling waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of lost crew members aboard a capsized lift boat off Louisiana, the Coast Guard said. Read story

Demonstrators press against a perimeter security fence during a protest over the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during traffic stop, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests

Demonstrators press against a perimeter security fence during a protest over the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during traffic stop, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

April 17, 2021, 8:28pm Nation & World

Some journalists covering protests over the police fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in suburban Minneapolis say officers have harassed and assaulted them despite a federal order to leave them alone. Read story

Visitors browse a memorial to George Floyd as a new addition commemorating Daunte Wright is displayed outside Cup Foods, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief

Visitors browse a memorial to George Floyd as a new addition commemorating Daunte Wright is displayed outside Cup Foods, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.

April 17, 2021, 7:36pm Nation & World

Carlil Pittman knows trauma firsthand. Read story