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GM unites car-sharing services under new brand 'Maven'

 

DETROIT (AP) — The final destination is a mystery, but General Motors is taking another step on its fast-moving journey into new ways of getting around.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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British future in EU? French PM warns of exit 'tragedy'

 

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Worries over a British exit from the European Union weighed on participants at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, with France's prime minister warning that it would be a "tragedy" that could prove an inspiration to populists around the region at a time when many countries are contending with massive numbers of refugees.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Sundance fest promises films on race, sexuality, violence

 

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The culmination of the Sundance Institute's year-round work developing fresh perspectives in drama and documentary films is taking over Park City, Utah, for the next 11 days.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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US stocks climb as energy bounces back from big loss

 

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday, led by big gains for energy companies. The broader market as well as prices for crude oil and natural gas are both recovering from steep plunges the day before. Telecom stocks also rose after Verizon reported strong fourth-quarter results.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Young Chinese scale Great Firewall to flood Taiwan media

 

BEIJING (AP) — The Facebook page of Taiwan's president-elect was flooded Thursday with tens of thousands of pro-China comments following a campaign by young mainlanders to jump the country's "Great Firewall" into normally forbidden overseas social media to express displeasure over the recent election.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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UN: South Sudan troops held women as sex slaves

 

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A U.N. report says South Sudanese government troops held women as sex slaves while attacking scores of civilians just outside U.N. bases.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

 

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Pass the dogfish nuggets? Seafood industry rebrands 'trash'

 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Call them fish sticks for millennials. At any rate, Dana Bartholomew is banking on college students warming up to "Sharck Bites."

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016

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