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  • 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 —…

  • Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the third time in just over a week Sunday to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station. The advance work —…

  • 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…

  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country’s western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday. The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks after…

  • 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…

  • Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370,…

  • 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…

  • FIFA resists video help for refs, then red-card issue in EPL

    HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — Faced with soccer’s “biggest decision ever,” FIFA said on Saturday it would not be rushed into approving — or even testing — video technology to improve the accuracy of referees’…

  • AP PHOTOS: Antarctica’s spectacular glaciers melting faster

    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging below to reshape…

  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which…

  • Facebook to launch suicide prevention tool

    WASHINGTON — In the age of social media, a mere Facebook post could leave friends and family worried that a loved one might be poised to take their own life. But in the coming weeks, the social…

  • China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

    BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China’s State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last…

  • China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

    BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census by China’s State Forestry Administration, the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday…

  • Google’s Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot. Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with…