General Motors invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future.

  • Written by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

The smart-tech future beckons to us from the CES gadget show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV set, the microwave, bedside alarm clock, possibly the thermostat, and others you've never noticed.

  • Written by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

Pentagon: Hundreds of military kids sexually abused annually


WASHINGTON (AP) — Cpl. Aaron C. Masa became fast friends with a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy's back, Masa was sexually abusing his friend's 3-year-old stepdaughter. He also took sexually explicit photos of the girl and the Marine's infant daughter.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press

At least 1 gunman still remains at Indian air force base

PATHANKOT, India (AP) — A fifth gunman was killed Monday on the third day of a siege at a heavily fortified Indian air base near the border with Pakistan and at least one attacker remained as troops worked to secure the sprawling compound, a military official said. Seven troops have been killed.

  • Written by CHANNI ANAND, Associated Press MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press