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Japan's Kishida, ahead of US trip, seeks stronger military ties with Washington and other partners

Japan's Kishida, ahead of US trip, seeks stronger military ties with Washington and other partners

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday he wants to strengthen military and weapons development cooperation with the United States as well as with other countries such as the Philippines, as he prepares for a visit to the U.S.
Mercedes workers at an Alabama plant call for union representation vote

Mercedes workers at an Alabama plant call for union representation vote

NEW YORK (AP) — A majority of workers at a Mercedes-Benz plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama , are calling for a vote to join the United Auto Workers union, which is on a drive to sign up non-union plants across the country.
Yellen calls for level playing field for US workers and firms during China visit

Yellen calls for level playing field for US workers and firms during China visit

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — U.S.
US first-quarter auto sales grew 5.1% despite high interest rates, but EV growth slows further

US first-quarter auto sales grew 5.1% despite high interest rates, but EV growth slows further

DETROIT (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.S. rose 5.1% from January through March, as buyers stayed in the market despite high interest rates.
Ford to delay production of new electric pickup and large SUV as US EV sales growth slows

Ford to delay production of new electric pickup and large SUV as US EV sales growth slows

DETROIT (AP) — With U.S. electric vehicle sales starting to slow, Ford Motor Co. says it will delay rolling out new electric pickup trucks and a new large electric SUV as it adds gas-electric hybrids to its model lineup.
Tech companies want to build artificial general intelligence. But who decides when AGI is attained?

Tech companies want to build artificial general intelligence. But who decides when AGI is attained?

There’s a race underway to build artificial general intelligence, a futuristic vision of machines that are as broadly smart as humans or at least can do many things as well as people can.
Ford Motor Co. delays start of EV production at Oakville, Ont., plant until 2027

Ford Motor Co. delays start of EV production at Oakville, Ont., plant until 2027

TORONTO — Ford Motor Co. is delaying the start of electric vehicle production at its Oakville, Ont. plant by two years, at a time when growth in the EV market is falling short of the automobile industry's ambitions. The U.S.
Lamborghini 'joyride' by 13-year-old ends in total writeoff: West Vancouver police

Lamborghini 'joyride' by 13-year-old ends in total writeoff: West Vancouver police

VANCOUVER — Police in West Vancouver say a “joyride” by a 13-year-old in a Lamborghini set off a single-vehicle crash that resulted in a total writeoff by the insurance company.

Human error may have contributed to the Key Bridge disaster — changing our approach to design can help reduce accidents

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Strike over at CN Autoport facility in Nova Scotia after Unifor ratifies agreement

Strike over at CN Autoport facility in Nova Scotia after Unifor ratifies agreement

HALIFAX — A weeks-long strike at a transshipment facility near Halifax is over after union members ratified a three-year collective agreement. More than 230 unionized workers at the CN Autoport facility in Eastern Passage, N.S.