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Misinformation pledge gains a supporter in presidential race

By AMANDA SEITZ | January 29, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday in a presidential campaign pledge to avoid the use of fake news, manipulated images or online misinformation.The declaration signals that viral misinformation...

McDonald’s wraps up tumultuous year on a strong note

By DEE-ANN DURBIN | January 29, 2020

McDonald's wrapped up a tumultuous year on a high note after the company's CEO was ousted in November.The burger giant said Wednesday it surpassed $100 billion in annual sales for the first time, and notched its highest same-store sales in more than a...

BBC to cut an estimated 450 jobs in modernization plan

January 29, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The BBC said Wednesday that plans to “modernize” the British broadcaster's newsroom will lead to the loss of an estimated 450 jobs.The cuts represent a substantial blow to the national public service broadcaster, which enjoys a worldwide...

Unwed, pregnant teacher can sue Catholic school over bias

January 29, 2020

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A teacher who alleges that she was fired from her job at a Roman Catholic school because the diocese was upset she was pregnant and unmarried has lost another bid for reinstatement, but she will be allowed to proceed with her discrimination...

Trump shores up support for newest GOP congressman in Jersey

By JONATHAN LEMIRE | January 28, 2020

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Moving on several fronts toward shoring up support for his reelection bid, President Donald Trump capped off a busy Tuesday by heaping praise on the newest Republican member of Congress and savaging Democrats he said are engaged...

Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles

By JOHN HANNA and TODD RICHMOND | January 28, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Black female legislators in two predominantly white Midwestern states urged their Republican colleagues Tuesday to join a national push to outlaw discrimination based on hairstyles such as braids and dreadlocks.Legislative committees...

Trial highlights: Bolton takes center stage from afar

By MATTHEW DALY | January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton took center stage at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even though he was nowhere near the Capitol.Bolton's claims in a forthcoming book — that Trump told him he wanted to withhold...

Pete Stark, congressman who reshaped health care, dies at 88

By DAISY NGUYEN | January 25, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former California Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died. He was 88.Stark's family said he died Friday at his home in Maryland. They...