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  • German automakers buying Nokia’s HERE map business

    BERLIN (AP) — A consortium of German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler announced Monday it is buying Nokia Corp.’s HERE map business in a deal that values the unit at 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion).…

  • Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an…

  • AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945

    EDITOR’S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power…

  • HSBC profit rises 10 percent, bank selling Brazil unit

    HONG KONG (AP) — HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe’s biggest bank, said Monday that strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit by 10 percent. The bank also announced the sale of its Brazil business…

  • Asian stocks fall on weak Chinese manufacturing, oil slump

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday on weaker Chinese manufacturing and lower oil prices as investors looked ahead to U.S. data on factory output and employment. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 2.4…

  • Rauner signs bill requiring airport breast-feeding rooms

    CHICAGO (AP) — Breastfeeding at Chicago’s two major airports and others in Illinois will soon be easier under a new law endorsed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rauner on Sunday signed legislation requiring large airports such…

  • Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can’t leave

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Most tables are empty at Walter Martin’s coffee shop in San Juan’s colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning.…

  • AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless package

    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is unveiling a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services as it seeks to broaden its offerings following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV about…

  • Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Talking to TV critics Sunday about PBS’…

  • Miller no longer in NFL’s drug program

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller no longer carries all those extra pounds or the weight of the world. He’s back at his natural position and size and his playfulness and smile are back, too.…

  • Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in…

  • Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits on Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is moving ahead with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states. Obama will…

  • Nigeria: Review of soldiers condemned in Boko Haram war

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s army is reviewing the court-martials of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists, according to an order received…

  • Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air…

  • Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two…