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The Latest: GM, UAW to resume talks; strike still planned

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers says contract talks with General Motors will resume Monday morning, but the threat of a strike remains.

Union spokesman Brian Rothenberg says the negotiations are slated to begin at 10 a.m. Monday. GM’s 49,200 UAW members still plan to go on strike nationwide at midnight.

Union officials say both sides are far apart in the talks, while GM says it has made significant offers.

UAW represents workers at 33 manufacturing sites and 22 parts warehouses across the country.


The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be disputing the comments of senior aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, saying he would be willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without precondition.

Following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure for which the U.S. alleges Tehran bears responsibility, Trump tweets that “The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, ‘No Conditions.’ That is an incorrect statement.”

But Mnuchin said Thursday that Trump had made clear “he would sit down with Rouhani with no condition.” And Pompeo told reporters days earlier that “the president has made clear he is happy to take a meeting with no preconditions.”

Iran has said it is unwilling to meet with Trump while crushing sanctions are in place over its nuclear program.


The Latest: Juul reviewing NY ban, agrees action needed

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it’s reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but agrees there’s a need for “aggressive category-wide action.”

Juul Labs Inc. spokesman Austin Finan says in a statement Sunday the company would “fully comply” with local laws and any federal policy when they’re effective.

Cuomo, a Democrat, announced Sunday the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to the state Public Health and Health Planning Council.

The council can issue emergency regulations banning the flavored vapored products. Cuomo referenced young people getting addicted to nicotine in introducing the ban.

Juul says it has stopped selling flavored products in traditional retail stores since November of last year.


In Alabama, Biden heads to key civil rights movement site

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Presidential candidate Joe Biden is in Alabama on Sunday to speak at the Birmingham church where an act of white supremacist terrorism marked a key turn in the civil rights movement.

Biden is using the 56th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed four girls to warn that racism still threatens the nation and is rising under President Donald Trump.

It’s a core message of Biden’s 2020 campaign.

Biden leads national primary polls in part on the strength of his support among older black voters like those he’ll address Sunday.

But some younger black leaders criticize aspects of Biden’s record on race. That scrutiny intensified after Democrats’ third presidential primary debate when the 76-year-old Biden gave a meandering answer about how to handle the legacy of slavery.


No millennial bump for Buttigeg, but hints of broad appeal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change.

But there’s one looming problem for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana: He’s yet to win over his own.

His lack of any ample base of support, even among fellow millennials, is a central challenge of his long shot bid to rise to the nation’s highest office.

He plays well across a broad spectrum of Democratic voters, but in small fragments that have left him an intriguing candidate stuck in single digits in national polls.

Buttigieg needs to try to leverage that kind of appeal into votes against a field where candidates with clearer ideological positions, such as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have more natural core constituencies.


Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least two Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.

Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now reports that Kavanaugh faced a separate allegation from his time at Yale University and that the FBI did not investigate the claim.

Kavanaugh has previously denied all allegations of impropriety.

Kamala Harris said after the new report that “Brett Kavanaugh lied” and “he must be impeached.”

And Julian Castro said Kavanaugh “should be impeached and Congress should review the failure of the Department of Justice to properly investigate the matter.”


Europe regains Solheim Cup, beats US 14 1/2-13 1/2

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Europe has reclaimed the Solheim Cup in astonishing fashion by beating the United States 14 ½-13 ½, with Suzann Pettersen holing the clinching putt on No. 18 in the last singles match on the course.

About 30 seconds after European player Bronte Law secured a 2-and-1 win over Ally McDonald on the 17th hole in the second-to-last match, Pettersen rolled in a birdie putt from 6 feet and was soon mobbed by teammates.

The Americans were looking to win the biggest team prize in women’s golf for a third straight time, but lost the last three singles matches after being 13 1/2-11 1/2 ahead at Gleneagles.


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AP Top 25: Cal, Arizona St move in to give Pac-12 6 ranked

California and Arizona State have moved into the AP Top 25 college football poll to give the Pac-12 six ranked teams, the most for the conference in almost four years.

A weekend filled with blowouts left the top half of the AP media poll presented by Regions Bank mostly unchanged.

Clemson remains No. 1, with 57 of the 62 first-place votes, as the top nine held their spots Sunday. Alabama was No. 2, receiving five first-place votes, followed by Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn and Florida.

The ninth-ranked Gators were the only top-10 team to play a competitive game. The others won by a combined 428-97.

Utah, the highest ranked Pac-12 team, moved up to No. 10. The last time the Pac-12 had six ranked teams was Nov. 8, 2015.


Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://podcastone.com/AP-Top-25-College-Football-Podcast


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More on Regions Bank: www.regions.com


Hong Kong protesters rally for support at British Consulate

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators are rallying outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, as they seek international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Those gathered Sunday waved British flags, sang “God save the Queen” and chanted “U.K. save Hong Kong.” They urged Hong Kong’s former colonial ruler to ensure the city’s autonomy is upheld under agreements made when it ceded power to China in 1997. They held similar rallies earlier this month at the British facility and last weekend at the U.S. Consulate.

The protests were triggered in June by an extradition bill that many saw as an example of China’s increasing intrusion and a chipping away at Hong Kong’s freedoms.

Protesters have not yielded despite the government’s promise to axe the bill.

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