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  • DETROIT— Hyundai is recalling more than 41,000 older minivans because the hoods can fly open while they're being driven. Hyundai says a secondary hood latch can rust and remain in the unlatched position. The recall is expected to start Dec. 9.

  • NEW YORK— Columbia University graduate students, who helped lead a nationwide fight over the labor rights of teaching and research assistants on college campuses, began voting Wednesday on whether to form a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers. The vote, affecting about 3,000 students at the Ivy League university, was scheduled after the National...

  • Michigan's city of Flint, struggling with lead-tainted water, gets some financial relief in the legislation and so does southern Louisiana, hard hit by flooding this past summer. And New York City is getting far less money than it requested for the costs of providing security around Trump Tower in Manhattan. The GOP used the stopgap spending bill to put him on a...

  • DETROIT, Dec 7- Ford Motor Co by Wednesday had released for sale more than half of the 15,000 F-150 pickup trucks with 10- speed transmissions that were held to ensure quality, a company spokeswoman said. In an interview with Reuters earlier this week, Joe Hinrichs, head of Ford in the Americas, said holding the trucks was the prudent thing to do.

  • Oakland County clerks count election ballots during a recount of presidential ballots in Waterford Township, Michigan December 5, 2016.

    Stein is trying to have votes from the presidential election recounted in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, key states in Trump's win.

  • WASHINGTON— With an atypical burst of bipartisanship, the Senate shipped legislation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday lowering hurdles for government drug approvals as the 114th Congress bumped toward the end of a two-year run highlighted by upheaval and stalemate. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., chairman of the Senate health committee.

  • PETERSHAM, Mass.— In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. The bug is one in an expanding army of insects draining the life out of forests from New England to the West Coast. "They are one of the few things that can actually eliminate a forest tree species in pretty short order— within years," said Harvard...

  • DETROIT, Dec 6- Ford Motor Co is stockpiling 2017 model F-150 trucks, delaying delivery to dealers while it runs final tests on a new 10- speed transmission, a top executive told Reuters. The trucks should be delivered by the end of the year, Joe Hinrichs, head of Ford's automotive operations in the Americas said in an interview on Monday. The Ford F-series line of...

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  • Nearly 40 malls in the U.S. have installed high-tech settings that let kids tap tablets, play games or take a virtual ride to the North Pole as they make their way to meet Santa. WHERE: 13 malls, including Northlake Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina; Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas and Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas. WHERE: 12 malls, including Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi,...

  • James Mattis for the top Pentagon job. Congress needs to change the law so a former military man can serve in the civilian post. Under current law, Congress would need to pass legislation next year to grant Mattis an exception from a law that requires a seven-year wait for former members of the military to serve in the post.

  • FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.— President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S. We have to look at it almost like a war, "...

  • The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time. The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is slamming the Obama administration after the U.S. Army's decision not to grant an easement for the project. The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is slamming the Obama administration after the U.S....

  • Aetna defended the deal on Monday, arguing that Medicare Advantage competes with the government's traditional Medicare program for elderly or disabled patients. Justice Department lawyer Craig Conrath told Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that traditional government-managed Medicare does not compete with...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump:. President-elect Donald Trump is having dinner at one of his favorite New York restaurants: 21 Club. Vice President Joe Biden says that some of the economic proposals under discussion as a new administration prepares to enter the White House are the same ones that led to "this God-awful recession of eight...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

  • Judge orders Michigan recount to start Monday

    A federal court ruled the state must begin its presidential recount at noon on Monday.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The U.S. Army says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. CANNON BALL, N.D.— The U.S. Army said...

  • The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is slamming the Obama administration after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision not to grant an easement for the project. The Army Corps announced Sunday that it will not allow the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe in North Dakota— a Missouri River reservoir where...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete...