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Judge denies Tyson’s request for new trial in pay dispute

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Tyson Foods’ request for a new trial in a case that awarded $5.8 million to thousands of employees at the company’s pork plant in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Sioux City Journal ( ) reports that Tyson lawyers filed a brief in June saying a new […]
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined her Brexit intentions to European leaders.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign blew through more than $70 million last month, more than double what it spent in August. The spending spree came as Trump contended with faltering poll
ADA, Minn. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter from northwestern Minnesota made a grim discovery at a car crash — his teenage son was the victim. Randy Peterson, a firefighter in Ada, was called Sunday ni
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts investigating the double bombing of a packed funeral hall in the rebel-held Yemeni capital on Oct. 8 are accusing the Saudi-led coalition of violating international
Employees of Vale and BHP Billiton are among 21 executives being charged with homicide over a 2015 Brazilian iron ore mine disaster.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The government is appealing a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools
Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the
QUITO, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations formally adopted a global road map to grapple with rapid urbanization on Thursday, capping nearly two years of behind-the-scenes intern
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has few good options and limited leverage as it struggles to craft a response to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's increasingly hostile rhetoric to
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that banned the state’s Medicaid program from spending money with any health care provider that offers abortions. U.S. Distri
LONDON — British lawmakers say the former boss of failed retailer BHS should be stripped of his knighthood after the chain of stores collapsed with the loss
DETROIT - The U.S. government is confirming another death due to the rupture of an air bag made by Takata Corp. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a 50-year-old woman died Sept.
SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan pro-government forces have freed five foreign nationals held by Islamic State in Sirte after heavy fighting in their battle to capture the final district of the city, a
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to step up their efforts to curb illegal migration from African countries with the aim of replicating their success in halting inflows fr
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Police Department, already reeling from a large-scale sex scandal involving several of its officers, announced Thursday that another officer was arrested and charge
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Online chat service records presented in court show that a man charged with killing his 22-month-old son sent someone a message saying the toddler was “awesome” whil
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May meets Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Friday, she might just hear the sounds of carpenters working on new offices for the EU executive's Brexit negotiators.
President Barack Obama says Republican Donald Trump's insistence that he might not accept the election result is "dangerous".
Europe's biggest automaker needs to come up with savings at high-cost operations in Germany to help fund a shift to electric cars and self-driving vehicles
When Congress denied Andrew Jackson the White House even though he’d won more votes than any other candidate, he blamed it on “bare faced corruption.” When Rutherford B. Hayes won t
LAS VEGAS. — Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday would not commit to accepting the outcome of the November 8 US presidential election if he loses, challenging a cornerstone of American demo
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced Thursday that he was “separating” from the United States and embracing China as the new best friend of the Philippines. The 71-year-old president, f
It may sound a bit childish, but bot (automated) Twitter accounts like @loserDonldTrump and thousands of others are changing the conversations around
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A former elected Ohio city auditor found guilty of sending an ex-employer an envelope containing powder that appeared threatening but turned out to be harmless has been senten
On both sides of the Atlantic, there is a rise in the cult of personality and the notion that a charismatic figure or caudillo can resolve a country’s economic or political failings, Stephen Fidler wr
We have a long history of failed missions.
A mammoth $17.5 billion bond issue has partly eased doubts about the kingdom's ability to cope with cheap oil
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco says used car retailer CarMax must tell buyers in California the condition of individual vehicle components it inspects. The 9th U.S. Cir
Dollar hit 7 month highs against basket of currencies and a 3 month peak versus the euro after the ECB kept interest rates unchanged
VICTORIA - Six people died when the whale-watching boat Leviathan II capsized just west of Tofino, B.C. Here is a timeline of events: Oct. 25, 2015: Leviathan II left Tofino at 1:30 p.m. on a whale w
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump smiled and pointed into a roaring crowd as he told a joke nobody's ever heard before — about a presidential nominee threatening to ignore the results of an American election.
SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - A 72-hour truce in Yemen came under pressure on Thursday when missiles fired from Yemen killed two civilians in Saudi Arabia, the United States said, while a Saudi-led co
Both banks claims that they mis-sold mortgage-backed securities
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A medical examiner says a student pilot killed in a Connecticut plane crash that authorities believe was intentional died of burns and smoke inhalation. State chief medical e

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