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  • TIJUANA, Mexico— In a story Sept. 19 about Haitians settling in Mexico, The Associated Press misidentified the pastor of a Tijuana church. TIJUANA, Mexico— Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours.

  • SPINDALE, North Carolina— When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. Fields and 10 other former congregants told The Associated Press that they and dozens of employees who were...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Minnesota kicks off public hearings this week on whether regulators should allow Enbridge Energy to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. They've been buoyed by a recent review from the state Commerce Department, which surprised opponents and Enbridge alike by concluding the project isn't needed and won't...

  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • With no Democratic support for the bill, Republicans remain a handful of votes short in the Senate, needing 50 votes in a 100- seat chamber they control 52-48, with Pence casting a potential tie-breaking vote. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least six others are undecided: John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran.

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— President Donald Trump will nominate people from four states to serve on the nine-member board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the White House said Thursday. Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expire in 2021. The president also will nominate A.D. Frazier of Georgia and...

  • DETROIT— Tesla Inc. is denying claims that it threatened to fire pro-union workers at its Fremont, California, factory and tried to prevent them from passing out union literature. The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Tesla earlier this month, citing multiple incidents in which Tesla security guards allegedly refused to let off-duty...

  • A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill. The group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes. A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable...

  • TIJUANA, Mexico— Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. The Mexican government has welcomed them with visas that help them fill the need for labor in Tijuana's growing economy.

  • JACKSON, Miss.— A federal judge has denied an attempt to make the federal government pay for more of the cleanup of an oil spill on the Mississippi River where a tugboat pushed a barge into a railroad bridge. That January 2013 spill dumped 7,100 gallons into the river at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and spawned a welter of litigation over who should pay for the cleanup.

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. on Wednesday banned federal agencies from using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations. The directive issued by acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke comes as various U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies and several...

  • Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

    As many as 300,000 borrowers could become delinquent on their loans when banks initiate foreclosure proceedings after Hurricane Harvey.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— The Grammy Museum is about to open its new location in New Jersey. The museum will include a section dedicated to New Jersey musicians such as Whitney Houston and Bruce Springsteen. The Los Angeles- based museum says the New Jersey location will be the first on the East Coast.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- U.S Customs and Border Patrol has awarded four additional contracts to design prototypes for a wall along the southern border of the United States, another step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's campaign promise. Last week, the agency awarded four contracts for concrete wall prototypes and the latest contracts will be for...

  • Sept 7- New Mexico on Thursday sued eight opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold corporations accountable for a national drug addiction epidemic. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas accused Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson, Allergan Plc, Endo International...

  • LAKE CHARLES, La./ HOUSTON, Aug 31- The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey drenched northern Louisiana on Thursday as it moved inland, leaving rescuers to search homes around Houston and in the hard-hit southeastern Texas coast for more survivors and victims. The storm killed at least 35 people and its aftermath- including an explosion and dangerous smoke at a...

  • LAKE CHARLES, La./ HOUSTON, Aug 31- The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey drenched northern Louisiana on Thursday as it moved inland, leaving rescuers to search homes around Houston and in the hard-hit southeastern Texas coast for more survivors or victims. Some 32,000 people were forced into shelters around the U.S. energy hub of Houston since Harvey came ashore...

  • LAKE CHARLES, La./ CROSBY, Texas, Aug 31- The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey drenched northern Louisiana on Thursday as it moved inland, leaving behind record flooding that paralyzed the U.S. energy hub of Houston, killed at least 35 people and drove tens of thousands from their homes. Two explosions were reported at a flood-hit chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, 30...

  • LAKE CHARLES, La./ HOUSTON, Aug 31- The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey drenched northern Louisiana on Thursday as it moved inland, leaving behind record flooding that paralyzed the U.S. energy hub of Houston, killed at least 35 people and drove tens of thousands from their homes. Two explosions were reported at a flood-hit chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, 30 miles...

  • LAKE CHARLES, La./ HOUSTON, Aug 31- Tropical Depression Harvey weakened as it moved inland over Louisiana on Thursday, leaving behind record flooding that drove tens of thousands from their homes in Texas. A new threat came from explosions at a flood-hit chemical plant in Crosby, 30 miles northeast of Houston. Flood watches and warnings extend from the Texas-...