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  • Fiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts 6 pct US sales gain

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler overcame freezing temperatures and a barrage of Northeast snowstorms to post a 6 percent U.S. sales gain last month, a sign that the customers brushed off the snow and continued…

  • Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

    GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles – even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket.…

  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners…

  • New chain stores aim to please Pyongyang consumers

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang’s main…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONGRESS-NETANYAHU’S GIFT Israeli leader’s gift to House speaker commemorates Jewish deliverance WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says that when the Israeli leader speaks to a joint session of Congress, he’ll give House…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster today despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and…

  • Macau casino revenue plunges by half in February

    HONG KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report…

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is covering airfare and…

  • Haitians’ ‘Brazilian dream’ sours as work hard to find

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the…

  • Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn’t hurt the country’s tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor…

  • House backs bill to force VA execs to give back bonuses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Monday approved a bill allowing the Veterans Affairs secretary to force senior executives to repay bonuses if the employees engaged in misconduct. The bill, approved on a voice vote,…

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: New phones, new ways to connect

    NEW YORK (AP) — High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week’s wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too.…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Mikulski, longest-serving woman in Congress and pugnacious advocate, won’t seek 6th term BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in…

  • New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency’s No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices…

  • New and now: Diego Rivera; French food; Piano Guys; Alcatraz

    DETROIT MUSEUM: DIEGO RIVERA-FRIDA KAHLO “He carried a pistol. She carried a flask.” So reads an ad for the Detroit Institute of Arts’ upcoming exhibition on the year that artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo…