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  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is departing from its signature plastic design and producing its next flagship phone with a metal frame and a glass back. The new Galaxy S6 phone looks stylish, not cheap.…

  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, trick cable job

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.…

  • 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…

  • Young girl’s story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic diseases causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching…

  • Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable…

  • Congress’ dysfunction not limited to Homeland Security fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even…

  • Germany trusts Greece to fulfill bailout terms

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister said Sunday that he trusts Greece’s current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if…

  • Emails suggest ‘Jihadi John’ had suicidal thoughts

    LONDON (AP) — Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as “Jihadi John” had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria. In an email exchange with the Mail on Sunday five years ago,…

  • 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 at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much —…

  • Spain’s PM denies Greek counterpart’s “overthrow” claim

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister has responded angrily to his Greek counterpart’s claim that Spain and Portugal have formed “an axis of forces” trying to overthrow Greece’s government. Speaking Sunday in Andalusia, Prime Minister…

  • 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…

  • 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…