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TV screens show French President Emmanuel during a televised address to the nation, at an electrical appliance store in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
December 10, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that "I might have hurt people with my words." It may not be enough...
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks to reporters after a meeting with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to discuss GM's announcement it would stop making the Chevy Cruze at its Lordstown, Ohio, plant, part of a massive restructuring for the Detroit-based automaker, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker grapples with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 10, 2018 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker contends with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, left, attends a meeting with Georgia opposition leaders in Tbilisi, Georgia. Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Nick Ayers, is right. Ayers, President Donald Trump's top pick to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, is no longer expected to fill that role, according to a White House official. The official says that Trump and Ayers could not agree on Ayers' length of service. (Zurab Kurtsikidze/Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 09, 2018 - 8:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House chief of staff (all times local): 9:25 p.m. As President Donald Trump ponders picking a new chief of staff, more names are emerging as possible contenders for the job. People familiar with the discussion at the White House tell The Associated Press...
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Buildings are reflected in smashed windows in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Paris monuments reopened, cleanup workers cleared debris and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 09, 2018 - 3:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10:40 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France's domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, a sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York. New York officials say their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters is a big win for the city, but the math is a little more complicated than government projections indicate. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
December 09, 2018 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. "This is a big...
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In this photo from Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly answer questions from reporters during a break in a legislative meeting at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly, a Democrat, races a push in the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut state income taxes to offset a revenue windfall caused by changes in federal tax laws at the end of 2017. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
December 09, 2018 - 8:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big...
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Firefighters try to extinguished a car set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with riot police, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Crowds of protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week's rioting. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 08, 2018 - 7:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel...
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In a Dec. 7, 2009 file photo, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm drives a pre-production Chevrolet Volt at the Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. GMs' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's remarkable comeback following its 2014 bankruptcy exit. GM wants to close four facilities in the United States and one in Canada. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 08, 2018 - 8:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy exit. Experts say a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., finishes speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. McConnell’s blockade of a popular criminal justice reform package has angered top senators. And it’s created an unusual rift with a longtime Republican ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 07, 2018 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. And on Friday, it also brought on a tweet from President...
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Gregory P. Winter, 2018 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, left, and Professor George P. Smith, 2018 Nobel laureate in Chemistry take part in a press conference at the Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm, Sweden, Friday Dec. 7, 2018. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 6:32 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to back his view. William Nordhaus's comments to The Associated Press on Friday followed Trump's...
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