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  • Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at…

  • Washington woman’s measles death is first in US since 2003

    SEATTLE (AP) — A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of July 5-11. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless…

  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered. The proposed regulation also calls for such…

  • Internet loses it over Matt Damon’s ponytail (Photos)

    WASHINGTON — Actor Matt Damon debuted a new ‘do — and the Internet freaked out accordingly. During a Thursday press conference in Beijing, China for the 2016 film “The Great Wall,” Damon sported a ponytail.…

  • Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at…

  • Insurer merger mania paints muddied picture for consumers

    More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a…

  • CORRECTS: Solar-powered airplane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking 5-day flight from Japan

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — CORRECTS: Solar-powered airplane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking 5-day flight from Japan. (Corrects APNewsAlert to reflect that only one pilot was onboard plane at time of landing )

  • Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law

    MOSCOW (AP) — Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person’s request. The Russian State Duma voted…

  • Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

    PARIS (AP) — Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. The unusual concession comes after the stakes mounted…

  • Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

    HOUSTON (AP) — The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros’ database, according to legal experts. The investigation is…

  • Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.…

  • Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon’s growth

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again. Thickets of yellow cranes have crowded the skyline, where new glass-sided office buildings, hotels…

  • Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don’t reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. “The single most important step for…

  • Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess — a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records…