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  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines…

  • Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It’s the third spacewalk in just over a week for a pair of NASA astronauts. Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore ventured out of the International Space Station on Sunday morning.…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Thousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain veteran Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands are expected to march through central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing has…

  • Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things this year at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not…

  • Ukraine’s new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois. But Natalie Jaresko, the country’s new finance minister who was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, says she feels just…

  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn’t mean it’s been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that…

  • AP Interview: Greece’s repayments to ECB need discussion

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are “in a different league” and will…

  • China’s manufacturing measure shows contraction for February

    BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures China’s manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China’s economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday. The latest monthly purchasing managers’ index…

  • Rubio tells Club for Growth its picks are GOP’s new leaders

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told the anti-tax group Club for Growth on Saturday that the Senate candidates they’ve backed recently represent the Republican Party’s new leadership. The Florida senator was…

  • O’Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested…

  • Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders “fearful” of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. Jindal, a second-term Republican governor weighing a 2016…

  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nf3ltp2) that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38…

  • Biden welcomes pending passage Ukrainian economic plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming plans by the Ukrainian government to pass legislation next week to help stabilize the country’s economy. The White House says Biden expressed his approval during a…

  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, “Eat All You…

  • Moody’s downgrades Chicago’s rating over pensions

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city’s $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities. The agency said Friday that it lowered the…